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South Annex "Harbord Village"

Recreation in South Annex "Harbord Village"

Fitness enthusiasts can get a good workout at the University of Toronto Athletic Centre. This facility has an Olympic-size pool, squash, tennis and badminton courts, weight machines, aerobics, a gymnasium and a 200 metre indoor track.

The Jewish Community Centre at Spadina and Bloor has an indoor pool, a track, squash and racquetball courts, aerobics and a weight room.

Queen's Park is the site of Ontario's Legislative Buildings. It's the focal point of many civic events and parades. Queen's Park is also a quiet place, an oasis in the City, where one can sit on a park bench, under a tall shade tree, and paint the landscape.

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Toronto Varsity Blues Football Has A New Message For Toronto Football Fans

Toronto Varsity Blues Football Has A New Message For Toronto Football Fans

At the Toronto Varsity Blues Football season opener the public address announcer welcomed the near capacity crowd to Varsity Centre with the message “ A New Stadium, A New Coaching Staff, and a team with a New Attitude.
The “New Attitude” forged by second year coach Greg DeLaval actually began in the 2008 season opener when the Varsity Blues snapped their 49 game losing streak with a 18-17 victory over the Waterloo Warriors. The Varsity Blues also defeated their arch-rivals the York Lions 58-7 in 2008, to finish last season with a 2-6 record.
The Varsity Blues football program has entered an era of unprecedented change and challenges,” states coach DeLaval who shed his interim head coach title when he was officially named head coach in January 2009. “I believe that progressive thinking, innovation and creativity will be necessary to build a nationally-prominent football program here at U of T. The great part is that the administration, alumni and Varsity Blues family have demonstrated that they feel the same way. I invite anyone to our campus to see for themselves that this is a football program with world class facilities, within a world class institution in a world class city."

The Varsity Blues football program marked its 130th anniversary in 2007 with the opening of the new Varsity Centre, a state-of-the art, 5,000-seat stadium built on the site of the historic Varsity Stadium, right in the heart of Toronto on Bloor Street just a little bit west of Avenue Road. In 131 years, the Blues have won eight national championships, including two during the pre-Grey Cup era (1895, 1905), four Grey Cup’s (1909, 1910, 1911, 1920), two Vanier Cups (1965, 1993), and have won have won 25 Yates Cup conference championships since the establishment of intercollegiate play in 1898.
While the 2009 edition of Varsity Blues Football were defeated 36-0 by the number #7 ranked Laurier Golden Hawks in their opening game the Blues did display alot of the heart and courage coach LaValle alluded to in limiting the much larger Golden Hawks to just five points until well into the second quarter. The Golden Hawks showcased six players over 300 pounds and another fourteen players in excess of 250 pounds. The Blues gave forth a valiant effort despite the odds.
Tickets to Varsity Blues football are as follows: ** U of T Students FREE** 

Students: $5 
Youth 13 - 17: $5 
Kids 12-under: Free. For further information, visit

2009 Varsity Blues Football Schedule
Sept. 7 - Laurier at Toronto - 7:00 pm
Sept. 12 - Toronto at Windsor - 1:00 pm
Sept. 18 - Guelph at Toronto - 7:00 pm
Sept. 25 - Ottawa at Toronto - 7:00 pm
Oct. 3 - Toronto at York - 1:00 pm - Red and Blue Bowl for the Argo Cup
Oct. 8 - Toronto at McMaster - 7:00 pm
Oct. 17 - Waterloo at Toronto - 1:00 pm - Shrine Game
Oct. 24 - Toronto at Western - 1:00 pm

The University of Toronto Varsity Blues Football team take to the field to the delight of their fans.


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