NOT QUITE BEACH BLAST 2.0
It is with great excitement that the owners of Beach Blast, Josh Gluskin & George Shermer, announce our new volleyball venture: Toronto Volleyball Centre. The courts are located inside The Hangar Sport and Events Centre at Downsview Park. 75 Carl Hall Road, Toronto, ON, M3K 2B9.
Many businesses have had to pivot during Covid and we were unable to find a suitable venue for Indoor Beach Volleyball so we turned to Court Volleyball. Our love for the sport of volleyball is deep and includes all versions of our favourite game. Most players begin learning the sport on the court and we plan to offer every age and skill level from 8 to 80 somewhere to learn, play and love the game of volleyball! It will be hard for us to get used to wearing shoes when we play volleyball but sacrifices need to be made!
The 2 enclosed indoor courts formerly called “The Cages” have a multi-sport surface. Additional sports that can be played will include floor hockey, dodgeball, badminton, European handball, sitting volleyball and many more.
This opportunity came suddenly and we jumped at it. Retirement was getting boring! We both missed interacting with customers and providing positive healthy experiences since Beach Blast shut its doors at 15 Leswyn in January 2020. Downsview Park is only about 7 kms from our previous location and many past Beach Blast customers play court volleyball so we didn’t hesitate at all to jump from beach to court.
We look forward to a continued opening up of our social gatherings. More than ever, we can use some safe, social & active things to do. Friendly competition is something many of us have been missing and with the closure of Beach Blast and North Beach, volleyball doesn’t have a place to call home in Toronto. School permits have been cancelled and people are extremely limited in where they can play and who knows when that will change!