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Venue Info

Venue Highlights & History

On November 1st, 1997, The Hangar Sport & Events Centre opened its doors and quickly became known as the place to play indoor soccer in Toronto.  The venue consisted of five indoor artificial turf fields, making it not only one of Canada's largest soccer facilities, but also one of its busiest.

Prior to being an indoor sports facility, the buildings were owned by Dehavilland Aircraft Company and employed some 2,400 employees.  The facility produced thousands of planes including Anson, Tiger Moths, and the Mosquito fighter-bomber.  In the mid-1950s, in response to the onsite military expansion, de Havilland moved its operations to newly constructed modern facilities to the southeast section of Downsview Park, where they reside today as Bombardier.

Throughout the '60s, '70s, and '80s, the site was used by the Canadian Military and was known as Canadian Forces Base Toronto.  With the demise of the Cold War, and a restructuring of the Armed Forces, the role of CFBT became less significant, and the base was eventually decommissioned on April 1st, 1996. 

Today The Hangar Sport and Events Centre consists of four indoor soccer fields, a ball hockey arena, two multi-sport courts, and three outdoor full-size artificial turf soccer fields.  Over 600,000 people make their way through the facility on an annual basis.   The operation also consists of several outdoor event locations that can accommodate patrons from anywhere between 1,000 and 40,000.  Some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry including the Rolling Stones and AC/DC have performed at the site, and hundreds of cultural and community events have also taken place at Downsview Park over the years.

FAQs

Hangar Indoor Amenities

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  • 4 Indoor 105ft x 160ft Turf Fields
  • 1 Full-Size Dome Field during winter months that can be played as full field, half fields or 1/3 Fields
  • 1 Indoor Ball Hockey Arena
  • 2 Multi-Sport Courts
  • Large indoor lobby area with picnic benches for events, birthday parties etc.
  • Team Changerooms with Showers
  • Bleacher seating for spectators 
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Hangar Outdoor Amenities

  • 3 Full-Size Outdoor Turf Fields - 330ft x 210ft (One CFL Regulation Size Football Field with uprights) - 1 Field is domed all year round 
  • 8 Lane 400m Olympic Regulation Running Track with sprint and hurdle runways
  • Bleacher seating for spectators 
  • Rooftop Patio with a capacity to host 50+ people

Event & Concert Venues

Downsview Park has 2 outdoor event spaces — The Festival Terrace, a 13.6-acre field, and the Circuit Path, a 2.7 km paved path that loops through the park. 

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