Recreation in Christie Pits
Willowvale Park also known as Christie Pits is a multi use recreational facility that includes one of Toronto's prettiest baseball diamonds. This park serves as the home field for the Toronto Maple Leafs Inter-County Baseball team. Additional facilities at Willowvale Park include the Alex Duke Memorial Pool and water slide, basketball courts, and a large children's playground. Winter activities in the park include skating, hockey and tobogganing.
In the winter residents can enjoy pleasure skating and shinny at the Sid Smith artificial ice rink named after former Toronto Maple Leaf and neighbourhood resident Sid Smith.
TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS BASEBALL IN FULL SWING
Looking for an affordable outing this summer; look no further than Christie Pits Park at Bloor and Christie Streets, the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs baseball team. What a great way to soak in summer’s sunshine sitting on the hillside of Christie Pits Park enjoying an ice cream and marveling at the crack of the bat as the baseball soars onto this field of dreams.
The Toronto Maple Leafs baseball team founded in 1969, are part of the Intercounty Baseball League , which is thought to be Canada’s oldest amateur men’s league. The Intercounty Baseball league has been described as “Semi-Pro baseball. The profile of this league whose alumni include major league baseball hall of famers Ferguson Jenkins and Denny McLain has featured a few former major league baseball players of their own - on its roster including former Blue Jays Rich and Rob Butler and pitcher Paul Spoljaric.