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Looking for a good Sports/Health Club in Toronto

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Looking for a good Sports/Health Club in Toronto

Post Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 1:25 am

Hi,

I moved to Toronto last year, and I really want to join a sports and social club in order to exercise and to meet people. My wife is due to join me in a few months and I'd like to have somewhere we can both go to play sports and socialise.

What kind of place should I be looking for? A gym/health club - but do people tend to socialise there? A golf club - what do these do in the winter?

I live in Leaside, work in Markham, but am pretty flexible about travelling to a really nice place to hang out.

Does anyone have any suggestions or pointers?

BTW - I absolutely love it here in Toronto. Anyone thinking of moving out here I'd encourage it!!

 

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Re: Looking for a good Sports/Health Club in Toronto

Post Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2006 8:35 am

Hello jeepinaldo,

Congratulations on your move, and great to hear that you are settling in well to Toronto.

I have lived here close to my entire life, and it's easy to take some of the amazing things about this city for granted...until your enthusiasm reminds me.

You mentioned Leaside, so I figure an 'east end' venue is most ideal, as your workplace is also out that way.

And so here is the east end's largest sports/social club:

Toronto East Sports and Social Club - NotSoPro Leagues

More than 7,000 members...and the largest club of it's kind in Canada. Good mix of young and older, married and singles - sports-centric socializing, well organized and enthusiastic.

Hope it suits what you are seeking...

Some other fast links:

- Toronto Bicycling Network - 900 Members
- The Granite Club - Exclusive Sports/Social Venue
- Toronto Nomads - Founding Rugby Club in Toronto

Hope that helps!

Let me know if you have any other questions.

Cheers!

Paul-F


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Re: Looking for a good Sports/Health Club in Toronto

Post Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 9:50 pm

Hi Paul, thanks for the pointers. I had looked at the TESSC but got kind of confused about how it works. Any tips here?

I had also looked at the granite club, which looks great but might be a bit formal for my liking!!

Stuart

 

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Re: Looking for a good Sports/Health Club in Toronto

Post Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2006 10:21 pm

Jeepinaldo:

The Granite is a "old money " kind of private club that doesn't have many younger members , and is really costly to join.

Take a look at Premier Health Clubs, on line. Lots of locations and all new and clean .

Cheers Jim Bunting. Toronto.

 

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Re: Looking for a good Sports/Health Club in Toronto

Post Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2006 9:58 pm

Hi Stuart,

Yep, I was trying to vary the list as much as possible, as I had few clues about what you would prefer.

The 'Granite Club' I threw in, just i case that was your layer of the atmosphere. Smile

I was also trying to avoid suggesting the standard 'health club' type of locale. Health clubs tend to have more fitness-related events, rather than organized sports per se. (Although there would most likely be people there that played sports socially on their own time - could be a good source that way.)

As for TESSC, the link above brings you to their central portal (as they have expanded beyond east Toronto). They also branch part of that site to their beach volleyball tournament and leagues.

Here is the TESSC link you will want to explore directly: www.notsopro.com/toron...efault.htm

Visit there, and explore through the links. Many sports, leagues, pictures, rules, locations, fitness programs and group tournaments to learn about.

There is even a spot to register so that you could receive their free mailings, as well as contact them to get involved.

Hope that helps. Let me know if you have any other questions at all.

Enjoy!

Paul-F


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