Sports and Recreation

Tennis players do not have a shortage of courts to play at in Toronto, Ontario. The city boasts many public tennis courts, which are free to use by the public. Most of these courts are located in city parks and on school grounds. Toronto is also home to a number of tennis clubs where people can take part in lessons and compete in matches. Some of the clubs provide equipment and apparel sales, in addition to equipment repair services. Tennis players are also able to enjoy playing during the winter months thanks to a number of indoor tennis facilities located throughout Toronto, Ontario.

Golf courses and driving ranges abound in and around Toronto. The City of Toronto operates five golf courses within the city. The city golf courses have something to offer golfers of all skill levels and various golf options such as nine hole and 18-hole packages. In addition to the city run courses, several private country clubs are located in and around Toronto. Golfers have access to instructional classes and pro shops at most courses. Toronto also is home to high definition indoor golf simulators that allow patrons to play virtual golf year-round at some of the world's greatest golf courses. Indoor golf simulators also provide virtual driving ranges.

Within Toronto there are 40 indoor ice skating rinks and 52 outdoor skating rinks. Visitors to these rinks have access to open skating at various times throughout the day in addition to figure skating and ice hockey. Most rinks provide lessons for ice sports and activities. A few rinks also house speed skating. Due to the large number of skating rinks that are located indoors, skating is a year-round activity.

In Toronto, Ontario, during the summer months, there are a number of beaches for residents and visitors to check out within the city limits. In addition to traditional beach activities, such as swimming and sunbathing, some beaches also offer surfing and kite boarding. Other beaches provide walking and hiking trails. The majority of beaches have concession areas and washrooms. Toronto also has one beach that is clothing optional for those so inclined.

For people looking for a challenge, Toronto is home to a number of indoor climbing centers. The centers are open to the public and have climbing routes and boulders with varying difficulty levels. Instructional classes are offered for people of all climbing skill levels.