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Three ways to spend quality time with your girlfriends on the Danforth

by Michelle Medford
Yoga can be a great way to unwind with your girlfriends (CU-WISE yoga event in Ottawa, Nov 20, 2008, by Terriko on Flickr)

The Danforth is a great place to spend the day with your best friends. Whether a day with your gal pals means an opportunity to let loose and have fun, or to gossip and unwind, your local neighbourhood has something to offer. And of course, lunch is a must!

For spontaneous gals

If you’ve always wanted to try it or if you just want to do something new, Hannan’s Belly Dance Studio is a chance to let go and learn some new moves. Located near Danforth and Broadview, the studio offers private lessons for up to five dance students at only $60 an hour. If you like it enough, you can sign up for weekly classes together so catching up will never be overdue.

For spiritually-minded ladies

Sometimes the reason you haven’t had time to meet up with the girls is because life is too hectic. Take some time to collect yourselves and work out your stress at The Yoga Sanctuary. Classes are offered several times throughout the day, the earliest is at 6:30 a.m. and the last ending just after 10 p.m. Single classes run $17 per person, but for three dollars more first-time students can pick up a 10-day unlimited pass and pop in a few times to make sure stress stays at bay.

For girly-girls

For many of us, a day with the girls means a chance to pamper ourselves. Tips Nail Bar & Spa at Danforth and Jones is one of the more popular places in the city to stop by for a mani or pedi. Although nails are their specialty, with several treatment choices starting at $18, they also have massage and body exfoliation options. You can also book a Spa Party ahead of time and select a package together. Don’t forget to bring snacks!

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