Toronto Cricket Skating & Curling Club | TORONTO, ON
ABOUT TORONTO CRICKET SKATING and CURLING CLUB
The club is the oldest in Eastern Canada tracing its roots back to the mid 1800’s. It is home to some of Canadian cricket’s most valued trophies, including the John Ross Robertson Trophy, Anthalon Cup, Emu Award and Auty Cup. It is Canada’s premier cricket facility and apart from Maple Leaf CC, the only ground certified to host international cricket. The club is a members only club, however attendees to cricket events are welcomed on the EAST and SOUTHERN sides of the grounds. The venue is most known internationally as the home of the Sahara Cup, a series of matches that took place between India and Pakistan on neutral soil the early 1990’s. In recent times, Canada has played much of its ODI and First Class cricket at this venue.
The main building and patio area is reserved for club members and houses multiple sports including an international size skating rink, curling facility, both grass and hard tennis courts, squash, raquetball, and a fitness centre. There are also a variety of options for food and beverage as well as locker room facilities and bathrooms. Parking is available for club members only. During summer months, parking is available at no charge across Wilson Avenue at Armour Heights Public School.
Venue attendees are encouraged to bring their own portable seating (lawn/camping chairs) as only limited bleacher seating is available.
MAP, ADDRESS and TRANSIT INFORMATION
141 Wilson Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5M 3A3 CANADA (Phone: 416-487-4581). The club is conveniently located in proximity to public transit, specifically the York Mills subway station on the Yonge Street line.
ABOUT MAPLE LEAF CRICKET CLUB
The Maple Leaf Cricket Club is a cricket ground in King City, Ontario, Canada, about 30 kilometres north of Toronto. It was established in 1954 and operates a turf wicket facility. In 2006, it became the second ground in Canada to be approved to host One Day Internationals (ODI) by the International Cricket Council. The facility has 5 cricket grounds. The North-West ground is the most important, and ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals have been played at this ground since the 2008 season. The Maple Leaf Cricket Club has become the primary cricket venue in Canada, assuming the role from the Toronto Cricket, Skating and Curling Club. The facility has hosted major events in the past, including games in the 2001 ICC Trophy, two first-class matches in the 2006 ICC Intercontinental Cup, several games in the ICC Americas Championship tournaments of 2000 and 2006, and the 2008 Quadrangular Twenty20 Series. AMENITIES The club house has washroom facilities along with a food and beverage counter which serves a variety of confectionary along with ethnic snacks and alcoholic beverages. Cricket equipment and souvenirs may also be purchased through an equipment counter on site. Parking for approximately 100 cars is available, however a parking charge may apply for international fixtures. This cost ranges from $3 – $5 per vehicle (depending on the event) and is collected by Maple Leaf CC. Venue attendees are encouraged to bring their own portable seating (lawn/camping chairs) as only limited bleacher seating is available.