Unleash your inner activity-junkie and get your game-face on – if only on occasion. Whether you’re an avid athlete or prefer some more casual competition, there are ways to get your workout in without doing 1,000 sit-ups in your basement.
Held at parks and diamonds, courts and quads, there’s a drop-in sports league in Toronto that will suit your skill level and sweat tolerance. The sports offered span the gamete, so take a look at the schedules on these sweet sites and find the sport that suits your swagger…
Interested in aligning with others who are into new age spirituality? Perhaps parkour is what you prefer? With dozens of drop-ins around the city, rec sports leagues and sporty gatherings aren’t the only intriguing events on this get-together fueled forum.
Toronto Outdoor Club
Volunteer-run and free to join, the Toronto Outdoor Club curates a slew of sporting events for its members. Team sports like basketball, soccer, football, floor and road hockey, and ultimate Frisbee pop up frequently in their calendar. If alternative activities are more your style, sign up for one of their weekly super-scale hide-and-go-seek extravaganzas!
City of Toronto
Whether you’re a sporty senior, a rambunctious pre-teen, or a twenty-something teeming with testosterone (and other energy fueling hormones – hey, I’m no doctor!) there’s a plethora of drop-in sports that are hosted by the City of Toronto throughout the year. Gosh golly, I can’t wait until I’m in my 60s so I can start flexing my pickle ball skills! (PS WTF is pickle ball?!)
U of T
If you’re not a registered student, you’ll require a membership for access to these activities. However if you’ve covered that base criteria there’s some top-tier action to get your heart pumping at four different locations across the U of T campus.
Get Out! (Pictured above)
Sports aren’t just for the straight kids. If gender and sexuality don’t follow strict rules, neither should organized sport. If you’re part of the LGBT community, Get Out! hosts a hot list of individual and team sports from drop-in programs to single day tournaments and everything in between. Their next big free event is the Pride Games Day on June 29th at Maple Leaf Gardens.