Mom, grandmother and two children walking off of UP train at Union Station in Blue Jays jerseys.

Embrace the Outdoors with Toronto's Spring Sports Scene

Published: April 3, 2024

Spring is here, and Toronto is finally alive again and buzzing with excitement as we shake off the winter chill and embrace all the fun outdoor activities the city has to offer. In Toronto, spring isn’t just a season – it’s a celebration of all things outdoors and adventurous. At the heart of this celebration lies the city’s dynamic sports scene. Whether you’re an avid sports enthusiast or simply looking to soak up the sun, Toronto offers many exciting opportunities to get outdoors and get moving.

What truly sets Toronto’s spring sports scene apart is the accessibility. Thanks to the convenience of UP Express, getting to your favourite sports has never been easier. Whether you’re travelling from the suburbs or arriving from Pearson Airport, UP Express provides a seamless and stress-free journey to Downtown Toronto’s Union Station.

So, as the days grow longer and the temperatures begin to warm up, why not embrace the outdoors and make the most of the spring? Whether you’re catching a Blue Jays Game, cycling on the waterfront, serving up an ace at tennis or running the bases at softball, we’ve got you covered!

Catch a Blue Jays Game

Mom, grandmother and two children walking off of UP train at Union Station in Blue Jays jerseys.

There’s nothing quite like the thrill of watching a baseball game at the iconic Rogers Centre. As the official home of the Toronto Blue Jays, this state-of-the-art recently renovated stadium offers electric atmosphere no matter where you’re sitting. Beginning on April 8, the Blue Jays are back home for another season! Check out their 2024 season schedule and get in on the action this spring.

New for this year is “Work from Dome” - an elevated workday experience at Rogers Centre! Enjoy the ultimate office view while cheering on the Blue Jays each Wednesday and Thursday 3:07 p.m. home game.

Save 15% off select home games for sections 100L Bases, 200L Bases & 500L Bases in April with PRESTO Perks. Use code PRESTO2024 and save! Offer valid from April 4, 2024 9AM EDT to April 7, 2024 11:59PM EDT only. Buy tickets here.

There are various special events and giveaways to make each game a unique experience. Make the game a family affair with Jr. Jays Sundays, every Sunday Home Game (except September 29) kids 14 and under can visit the Jr. Jays Zones and take part in a variety of games and activities that run from start to finish of the game. Friendly reminder that kids 12 and under ride UP Express for free!

UP Express provides convenient transportation to downtown Toronto, with stops at UP Express Bloor and UP Express Weston, getting to the game has never been easier. Once at UP Union Station, follow signs for the SkyWalk and the sea of blue and white Blue Jays gear to arrive outside the Rogers Centre. So, embrace the spring baseball season and head to a (or many!) Blue Jays Game with UP Express!

Cycle Along the Toronto Waterfront

Toronto Queen's Quay during day with three people riding bicycles in a bike lane.

If you prefer pedalling to home runs, then a leisurely bike ride along the Toronto waterfront is just what you need to welcome spring. With stunning views of Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline, the waterfront is the perfect place to cycle, offering kilometres of pathways to explore. UP Union Station provides easy access to the waterfront, arrive at the waterfront in just 10 minutes, and you can be on your way! Ride your bike or hop on a Bike Share at one of the many convenient locations along the waterfront.

One of the most popular cycling routes is the Martin Goodman Trail, which stretches over 22 kilometres from east to west along the waterfront. The path is entirely paved and perfect for any kind of rider! If you’re looking for something different, we’ve also got you covered with all the best Toronto biking trails.

So, grab your helmet and hit the waterfront to embrace spring sports and the warm weather! Once you’re all biked out, we’ve got you covered with all of the fun things to do and see by the waterfront. Whether you’re flying solo or with friends or family, cycling along the Toronto waterfront is the perfect way to spend a spring day!

Serve up Fun at Toronto Outdoor Tennis Courts

Tennis ball on the ground of an outdoor tennis court

Spring is the perfect time for tennis enthusiasts to dust off your racket and hit the outdoor courts. Toronto offers plenty of options for outdoor tennis, whether you’re new or experienced, there’s courts available for all ages and skills levels.

Located in Downtown Toronto, closest to UP Union Station, Stanley Park Tennis Courts and Trinity Bellwoods Tennis Courts are great options for public tennis courts. Keep in mind the courts are first come, first serve, so arrive early to avoid the lineups!

Next, hop on the UP Express and go one quick stop to UP Bloor Station. A quick walk from the station is The High Park Tennis Courts which has six public courts. Not to mention, High Park is beautiful in the spring and the perfect destination to get out of the city and play spring sports.

Lastly, if you’re looking to level up your tennis skills this spring, York Weston Tennis Club located near UP Weston Station is the place for you. There is a variety of courts available, including clay and hard surfaces, coaching services, social events, camps and much more! It’s the perfect place to try something new this spring or hone in your skills and connect with fellow tennis enthusiasts.

Softball Season in the City

Softball field outdoors

As the weather warms up and the days grow longer, softball season kicks off across Toronto. From recreational leagues to competitive tournaments, there’s no shortage of opportunities to step up to the plate and take your swing!

The City of Toronto fields are available to book for individuals or there’s a variety of leagues that offer softball for all levels. There’s a variety of fields that are easily accessible from UP Union Station, including Stanley Park, Coronation Park or Alexandra Park. Make a day out of this popular spring sport and head to UP Bloor Station, and check out Dufferin Grove Park or Christie Pits Park for a wide variety of fields and league play!

Lastly, don’t forget about UP Weston Station. Head to Weston Lions Park for well-maintained softball fields, which make it a popular spot for both casual games and organized league play. Get out outside this spring in Toronto and try something new. Softball is the perfect sport whether you’re new or an experienced player, there’s always something to learn!

Toronto’s sports scene offers something for everyone, from cheering on the Toronto Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre to cycling along the scenic waterfront, practicing your serve at the tennis courts, or playing softball. So, what’s holding you back from embracing the spring weather, getting active and participating in the wide variety of spring sports? With options easily accessible from UP Union, Weston and Bloor Station, there’s nothing stopping you now from getting out and embracing the outdoors. Whether you’re a sports fanatic or just looking for a fun way to enjoy spring, there’s an option that suits everyone!