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Places to Play in Scarborough / North York

Discussion in 'Canada East' started by stepinto, Jul 10, 2005.

  1. stepinto

    stepinto Regular Member

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    Stay Healthy and Stay Happy

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    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]When:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]1:00PM - 3:00PM, Every Saturday
    From July 9th, 2005 (except statutory holidays)
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Where:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]29 St. Denis Dr. [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Air conditioned [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
    Flemingdon Park Community Center, free parking, Map
    Eglinton Ave. E. / Don Mills Rd.
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Fee:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]$20 / season /person (10 plays) [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]or drop in $5/play


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    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]North York Badminton

    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]When:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Section 1, 6:30PM - 8:30PM, Every Friday
    Section 2, 8:30PM - 10:30PM, Every Friday
    From July 8th, 2005 (except statutory holidays)

    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Where:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]211 Steeles Ave. E[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
    Brebeuf College Air conditioned
    Steeles Ave E./ Bayview Ave. Map Here Free Parking
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Fee:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]$20 Annual membership, $40 / season per section[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]or drop in $5/play
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    Badminton
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Scarborough

    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]When:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Section 1, 6:30-8:30PM, Every Monday/Wednesday
    Section 2, 8:30-10:30PM, Every Monday/Wednesday
    From July 4th, 2005
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Where:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]150 Tapscott Road
    Sir Lester B. Pearson College Institute Air conditioned
    Markham Rd./ Sheppard Ave. E. Map Here Free Parking

    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Fee:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]$20/membership, , $20 / person / Season / Section

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    Badminton
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Scarborough
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]When:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]1:00PM - 3:00PM, Every Sunday
    From July 10th, 2005
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Where:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]150 Tapscott Road
    Sir Lester B. Pearson College Institute
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Air conditioned [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
    Markham Rd./ Sheppard Ave. E. Map Here Free Parking
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Fee:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]$20 / person / Season / Section

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    When:
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]3:00PM - 5:00PM, Every Sunday
    From July 10th, 2005
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Where:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]150 Tapscott Road
    Sir Lester B. Pearson College Institute
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Air conditioned [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
    Markham Rd./ Sheppard Ave. E. Map Here Free Parking
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Fee:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]$20/membership, $35/person/season/2 hours section or $5/drop-in

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    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]See Traffic Map Here[/font]
    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif], call 416 392-0751[/font] [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Fee:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Free, Community Public hours, [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Provider:[/font] [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]torontochinese.ca Badminton Club[/font]
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    Please chech here for any update:

    http://torontochinese.ca/Sports/04SBD.ASP
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  2. kenken

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    Drop-in at North York

    Hie there~

    How many people usually play there on Fridays? Is it a good mix of beginners, intermediates and advanced players? Coz I'm not that good of a player...just a badminton fan trying to have some casual fan :D Thanks!

    Ken

    p.s. realised it's organised by some sort of chinese association; would speaking english be fine?
     
  3. stepinto

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    For 8:30-10:30PM, uuslly we have about 22 people for 6 courts.

    It is a mix play, we have all level players.

    Take care,


     
  4. BobbyGeneric

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    For the North York one:

    - If I come for drop-in, can I stay for both sessions?
    - Do you play feather or plastic?
    - Which session has the better players?
    - What's the court condition like?

    Thanks!
     
  5. stepinto

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    Thanks for your inquiry.

    1. You can stay for 2 seeesions($8/2 session), but 6:30-8:30PM, not many good players
    2. I play feather, most of them play plastic
    3. 8:30-10:30PM have some better players
    4. Courts (6 in total) are very good, new hardwood floor.

    Take care,


     
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    BobbyGeneric Regular Member

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    Okay thanks! Perhaps I'll try to come out for the 8:30 time.
     
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    I might not be able to make it for the 8.30 session so I was wondering if the 6.30 one has the same number of people (22)...or maybe less? (could mean more playing time, hehe :D) Thanks for the info!
     
  8. Wong8Egg

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    I MIGHT go tomorrow and check out the north york location too, if me and my girlfriend has no better plans. Hope I will see some BC member there too.
     
  9. ShadowFury

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    then theres always the YMCA, its right beside the STC, its 8 bucks for 1 day if your 10-15, 10 bucks 15 up, but you can use the machines and what not when your not playing badminton
     
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    As a follow-up, I went on last Friday to the North York location. Here's what I thought:

    Location was convenient for me, so worth a try. When I got there it seemed like from 6:30-8:30 they only use 3 courts, and half the gym was for basketball. I came for 8:30-10:30pm and thankfully I didn't play earlier - it would be very frustrating to play with basketballs falling onto the court.

    Courts were good quality for the most part - low quality nets, floor wasn't really well taken care of but was at least good hardwood. Lights were overhead and rather bright, but not extremely bothersome unless you're really picky. Courts were back to back and somewhat close to the walls - not too much but people weren't careful and often walked on the courts. Ceiling was a reasonable height, however I did see people hitting it somewhat regularly.

    Level of play was rather disappointing for me since I'm usually pretty competitive. I didn't really mind since it's good to just play different people but the vast majority of people there used nylon birds and (maybe I just came on a bad night) the best players there would be mid to low Ontario C level players. Basically people there played recreationally.

    Organization was rather poor, you just go and play with whoever as soon as there's an open court. There was however one guy supervising to try to ensure play time was reasonably fairly alotted. There were 6 courts, all for doubles, and a total of about 35-40 people there.

    Overall experience was good however, because people were receptive and friendly to newcomers. This club just wouldn't be for me since it's much too recreational for my competitive nature however if you're just looking to hit around with some friends without much hassle and live in the area then this is a good club for you.
     
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    anyone play at the Scarborough location? if so can you let me know how it goes? i'm still in search of a nice place to play :eek:
     
  12. stepinto

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    Fall / Winter Schedule

    Fall / Winter schedule as follow:
    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]BDNY

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    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]North York
    Badminton

    Level
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] "C"
    Level "B"
    Players
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]When:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]7:30PM - 10:00PM, Every Wednesday (3 courts)
    From September 21st, 2005 (except statutory holidays)
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Where:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]3379 Bayview Ave[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
    St. Joseph Morrow Park Catholic Secondary School
    Bayview Ave./ Steeles Ave E. Map Here Free Parking
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Fee:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]$20 Annual membership, $40 / 10 weeks or drop in $5
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    [font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]North York
    Badminton

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    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] "C"
    Level "B"
    Players
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]When:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]8:00PM - 10:00PM, Every Friday (3 courts)
    From September 23rd, 2005 (except statutory holidays)
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Where:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]3379 Bayview Ave[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]
    St. Joseph Morrow Park Catholic Secondary School
    Bayview Ave./ Steeles Ave E. Map Here Free Parking
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Fee:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]$20 Annual membership, $40 / 10 weeks or drop in $5
    Membership covers school insurance and benefits.[font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif] [/font]
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    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Scarborough
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    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]When:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]4:00-6:00PM, Every Saturday (8 courts)
    From September 24th, 2005
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Where:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]1550 Sandhurst Circle
    Albert Campbell College Institute
    Finch E./Brimley Map Here Free Parking
    [/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Fee:[/font][font=Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]$20 Annual membership, $40 / 10 weeks or drop in $5
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    Provider: torontochinese.ca sports club

    416 293-0914

    http://torontochinese.ca/Sports/Badminton.ASP
     
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    hey do u know a guy name Bill wu?
    i think he's the guy behind all this right?
     
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    anywhere to play on TUESDAY?? really want to go tonight!!!
     
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    Jan 15th, 2006 New Year Badminton Opening

    Jan 15th, 2006
    New Year Badminton Opening

    When: January 15th, 2006 10:00AMPM-3:00PM (Sun)

    Where: 1550 Sandhurst Circle
    Albert Campbell College Institute
    Finch E./Brimley Map Here Free Parking

    Game: South Sea 600 feather shuttlecocke
    Fee: $15 for 1 game or $20 for 2 games
    Dress: non-mark indoor shoe
    Prize: Shuttlecock
    Sponsored by: http://www.sortsoutlet.ca

    Provider: Torontochinese.ca sports club
    Victor High Performance Badminton Team

    Register: Please send email to sport@torontochinese.ca with your name, address and phone number.
    Contact: Bill Wu: 416 293-0914
    sport@torontochinese.ca
    torontochinese.ca


    Detailed schedule:
    A. 10:00AM Registration & Warm-ups, Draw
    B. 10:30AM Game start
     
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    Just a word of advice, their sponsor is www.sportoutlet.ca (missing the 'p' in previous post)

     
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    how many categories? I would be interested if they play single too. But I doubt they will be able to finish the event in merely 5 hours. :)
     
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    Sorry for bumping up an old thread...
    Just moved to Toronto and thinking about going to Albert Campbell on Tuesdays.

    How is the environment, organization and level of play there? Is it normally full? Anybody looking for a doubles partner?
    Don't really know anybody here and somewhat hesitant to go alone and end up not really playing since most people would be in their own groups. I'm more of a recreational player and haven't really played for almost two months due to an injury and settling in.
     
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