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The Best Indoor Sports Fields in Toronto

Posted by Robyn Urback / October 26, 2011

Soccer WorldThe best indoor sports fields in Toronto make winter a little less depressing. While that artificial turf might feel like lies caressing your toes, it's certainly better than a sedentary winter season, nevermind a saunter on a frozen field. The best indoor sports fields are usually conducive to various games, with ample room for running around and changerooms on the premises. And a bonus if you can find something to refuel onsite, other than Gatorade and whatever Doritos are in the machine.

Here is the list of the best indoor sports fields in Toronto.

Toronto Soccerplex
A redeveloped curling facility out on Railside Road, Soccerplex is now seeing a tad more movement with over 45,000 square feet of space for prep and play. With four regulation-sized fields, Soccerplex hosts league and instructional play, as well as pickup soccer and private events with lots of changing areas and facilities.

SoccerWorld
SoccerWorld at Polson Pier is 50,000 square feet of turf just waiting for a game of soccer or ultimate Frisbee. There are two fields for tournament, clinic, or league play, offering adult and youth programs of varying skill levels. Despite SoccerWorld's name, the facility is known to host the odd game of field hockey or indoor volleyball, which all provide good agility training for avoiding the inevitable hoards piling out of the Sound Academy just down the street.

Best Indoor Sports Fields TorontoThe Hangar
The Hangar at Downsview Park has a little bit of everything; sand for beach volleyball, fields for soccer, football, lacrosse and ultimate Frisbee, plus an arena specially designed for indoor ball hockey. Sports aside, the arguable best part about The Hanger is its in-house restaurant, that offers refuel after a game in the form of its Rosie the Riveter Bacon Cheeseburger and its Lysander Taco Salad with a pint on the side.

Just 4 Fun Sporting Club
Because every good facility includes number/word interplay in its title, Just 4 Fun Sporting Club promises fun for groups or leagues on its two multi-purpose courts. Installed with GYM FLEX floors, Just 4 Fun's facility is equipped for basketball, volleyball, or floor hockey games, with weekend drop-in sessions at $10 per person.

Toronto City Sports Centre
The Toronto City Sports Centre is open late (until midnight) every night, meaning you'll always have time to brush up on your swing before bed. Along with golf, the centre is where the Power Soccer Academy comes to train, inevitably making you feel inferior when you stop by for a game of beginner league play. Located west of St. Clair and O'Connor Drive, the Toronto City Sports Centre is looking to expand to include a circus training program.

Hershey CentreHershey Centre
Technically in Mississauga, the Hershey Centre SportZone offers room for basketball, indoor soccer, and (best of all) co-ed dodgeball. It's finally time to redeem yourself from that embarrassing first-one-out incident of the fifth grade. The fields and gyms can be rented for private events or parties, and the space is also home to the new Mississauga Sports Hall of Fame. (Rumour has it the Hall already has mini-bios on two Mississauga athletes!)

Trio Sportsplex
Trio Sportsplex in Vaughan has five turf fields and a ball hockey arena, as well as plenty of changerooms for players. Hosting soccer, hockey, dodgeball, and touch football, Trio also has its own sports bar available to all players, except, of course, for those who have been suspended; their names all listed on the league website. Spitting on the ref, Steve Hayawe? Really?

Metro Golf Dome
Metro Golf Dome serves foremost as an indoor driving range (and an eyesore driving along the 401), though it does have two artificial turf sports fields for soccer, Frisbee, football, and the like. Metro Dome bonuses include Friday 'pizza and golf' specials where you get two hours of golf time and all-you-can-eat pizza (must not spend all your time eating pizza) for one price, as well as two golf simulators perfect for avoiding swing-and-miss embarrassments.

Photos by (in order) Albert Choi, Kevin Konnyu, and Paul Epps.

Discussion

13 Comments

Craig / October 26, 2011 at 10:55 am
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You missed Lamport Stadium for soccer. You can rent out the domed pitch during the winter months.
Dennis Marciniak / October 26, 2011 at 11:51 am
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Great article.

Do we have a concrete pitch in Toronto? I'd love to see this in our city.

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Craig replying to a comment from Dennis Marciniak / October 26, 2011 at 12:29 pm
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Yes, we have lots of basketball and tennis courts that become nice road hockey surfaces in the winter.
SooH / October 26, 2011 at 05:25 pm
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The most prime field of all is Varsity stadium on the UofT campus at Bloor and Devonshire. They dome the turf in the stadium for winter and there are all sorts of leagues that use it: football, rugby, soccer, ultimate frisbee... and the best thing about it, is that it's right in the heart of the city... not relegated to the outskirts.
Daniel / July 4, 2012 at 06:47 pm
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if your still reading this blog... you missed Extremekicks which has the best turf in the GTA by far.
Adam / September 4, 2012 at 03:51 am
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COSPLAY / September 26, 2012 at 10:57 pm
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You missed Lamport Stadium for soccer. You can rent out the domed pitch during the winter months.
Carter / February 11, 2013 at 11:43 am
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Is that girl biffing it or is she just performing? haha it looks like she could use some contractors mississauga
Rocco Sciaraffa / March 20, 2013 at 08:42 pm
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The Best Indoor Turf field by far, has to be Power Soccer Centre in Vaughan, mainly because it is ONE private Field... No matter who you play with there is never a bad experience .. They even have a dock you can plug in your music for free and it feeds directly to the field

when you rent, there is no one there but your group. It's not too shabby. Highly Suggest you check it out its one of the under-rated training facilities in the GTA.
Steve / February 21, 2014 at 04:25 pm
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Be sure to check out www.bookitsports.com to get the best last minute rental deals for fields/rinks/courts across the GTA. Several of the fields listed above are signed up. We guarantee that all prices on the site are discounted at least 10%, but they usually fall in the 20-50% range!!!!
Reza / March 3, 2014 at 09:27 pm
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What are the closet indoor soccer fields to Sheppared East between Bayview and Kennedy? My son is coming to this city for 2 wks and he is crazy for soccer !! I have to keep him busy. Thanks.
Rob / April 11, 2014 at 11:41 pm
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That is a pretty solid list. I used the book it sports site and got a really good rental for a field in Vaughan. Toronto city sports center is also one of my favs :)
Dave in Toronto / April 24, 2014 at 07:27 am
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The dome and the field at Monarch Park Stadium in the east end are first class. The dome is about to come off for the summer so if you get a chance check it out this week. I've used it all winter and the field is awesome. It has a running track around the field which is great.

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