About York Toros

The York Toros Hockey Association was founded in 1974 by a small group of community members. This group of individuals was interested in providing a place for children between the ages of nine and eighteen to play competitive hockey in the Metropolitan Toronto Hockey League (M.T.H.L.).

At the time, the inner-city community in the Borough of York had only one organization fielding a team in the M.T.H.L. Many of the young hockey players with enough talent to participate in the M.T.H.L. were turned away because there were only so many positions available on a team. The community felt that their kids should have the opportunity to play hockey, and so the York Toros were born. The Association was granted the use of the “Toros” name and logo by the Toronto Toros professional hockey team (of the now disbanded World Hockey Association) and in September of 1974 the York Toros suited up four new teams in the M.T.H.L.

The organization’s mission statement is Improve a person's ability to play hockey. Generate community spirit. Promote sportsmanship. Words that capture our goal in this community and what we have strived to achieve for more than thirty years. Every player, coach, executive and parent in this organization are aware of it, and attempt to live up to these expectations as members of the York Toros.

The people who volunteer to make this organization operate consist of the executive, coaches and many parents from each of the teams. There are usually two to three coaches and a trainer on each of the teams. The Toros take on the responsibility and expenses to ensure that our coaches are properly certified and that each of the trainers has taken a first aid course.  

It is these initiatives that place the York Toros Hockey Association ahead of others, attempting to provide a safe, experienced, dedicated and fun environment for the youth of our community to learn and develop their skills and appreciation for the game of hockey, commitment to fair play and growth of defining an individual through the competitiveness and team spirit of sport.

 



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