Outdoor field: (Downsview Park)
75 Carl Hall Rd
Toronto, ON M3K 2B9
3550 Victoria Park Avenue #2, Toronto, ON M2H 2N5, Canada
This review is for the outdoor field at downsview park. This facility was horrible. The day I went was BYOP. They had a portable chronograph which was a hand held and being passed among the players. I am big into safety but no one was there watching or measuring the speed of the marker. I was told that I could measure the speed of the gun at a open area facing out towards an empty field. I thought I had to do it behind the net and no one said anything of the sort. Of course a lot of players were "ramping" their guns. I noticed it because I couldn't believe how many players were pulling the trigger that fast. I saw most of the players who were next to me holding down the trigger and laying down paint. There were a lot of Milsim players and a few speed ball players. The facility had a lot of tables but no cover. It was a little cool that day and the sun would pop in & out. They had all day air but only fill up to 2500-2800 psi. I asked how much air would they fill and was advised up to 3000 psi. During part of the day the compressor was turned off and their were a lot of players trying to fill up tanks. At one point, I intervened because no one was helping any of the players fill their tanks. A lot of the players did not know how to fill up their tank and I had to do it. That was disappointing! I do not work there but I am the one assisting people to fill up their tanks. The biggest downfall was having one field. There were two private games and the general walk on. It was horrible to sit there waiting to play. When the private games weren't playing, the walk-on players were standing around waiting for the next game. Players were complaining and starting their own game. People were trying to to start but the refs would come out and say they needed someone their monitoring the game. Turn around time for a game could range from 30-45 mins. The rental guns did not work half the time. I had a rental (noob) next to me and he did not know how to reset the gun. You would pull the trigger and pull the slide/bolt back to recharge the marker. There were big concrete cylinders, and hills. Nothing much to see. You can check their website and see the maps. No food, water, or wash room facilities in the area. I would not recommend this field because of the lack of amenities, and the lack of games you pay for. I know they have a speed ball field but nothing was set up for play.
The indoor field review:
I went to this field on the 30 June 2011. This field was ok. I would rather go here instead of going to the outdoor field. I called ahead on a Thursday evening to find out if there were people playing. I spoke to Ken and he advised to me there were people playing. When I arrive I see four people playing. There were two adults and two children. Again, I ask the same question. How fast are you shooting your guns for an indoor field. I was told at 250 fps. I am setting up my stuff and find out the four people playing were only going to be there for 2 - 3 games. I start playing and these guys are "ramping" there guns. I brought two guns. A pump and my race marker. I play with the pump because I believe it would be better. We start the first gun and it was very slow. The field is sandy inside and very dark. You are actually pretty close to each other when you start shooting. One individual brought a paint ball grenade. The facility is clean and wash rooms are available. They did have a pro shop but no one was there monitoring the facility. There were just tables to put your stuff and no chairs. Lockers were to the side. After the 4 people were gone I had to play with two little kids. The whole day was disappointing because I thought there would be more players and better competition. I would recommend this play due to the staff and the facility. Things were clean and you could get a lot more games. I wish the staff was a little more accurate when talking about coming to play. I would give this place a 5/10.
Last edited on Monday, July 4th, 2011 at 3:47 am PST