Pickleball has quickly emerged over the past five years as a popular new sport in Toronto. The number of pickleball courts, programs and court permits has grown exponentially during this time demonstrated by increasing demand by all ages and skill levels to play. A Pickleball Advisory Group is being established, at the direction of Toronto City Council, to support the development of the sport, and to guide city-wide policy and procedure related considerations such as programming, permitting and court provision.

The Pickleball Advisory Group members will offer perspective, guidance and advice to the City of Toronto Parks Forestry and Recreation (PFR) Division to support and advance the short and long-term plans for more pickleball access across the City of Toronto for all ages, and to and guide policy and policy program considerations, such as pickleball programming, permitting and court provision.

The Pickleball Advisory Group (PAG) will:

  • Include individual community pickleball players and representatives of not-for-profit community pickleball groups
  • Meet a minimum of four times per year
  • Be supported by City of Toronto Parks Forestry & Recreation staff
  • Engage the pickleball community by sharing information and ideas
  • Be voluntary and no compensation will be provided

All Pickleball Advisory Group meeting presentations and meeting summaries will be posted here.

Toronto has over 190 pickleball courts throughout the city including stand alone courts, shared on tennis courts and on a variety of shared sports courts which allow players to bring their own net to play.

Toronto offers both registered instructional pickleball programs and drop in program times across the city.

On June 14, 2023 City Council adopted Pickleball Play in Toronto report which included recommendations for the development of new purpose built, stand alone pickleball courts with lights and the establishment of a pickleball advisory group.