Esther Shiner Stadium

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Esther Shiner Stadium
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Full name Esther Shiner Stadium
Location North York, Toronto
Coordinates 43°46′32″N 79°26′48″W / 43.77556°N 79.44667°W / 43.77556; -79.44667Coordinates: 43°46′32″N 79°26′48″W / 43.77556°N 79.44667°W / 43.77556; -79.44667
Owner City of Toronto
Capacity 3,000
Surface Artificial
Built 1984
Opened 1984
Renovated 2005
North York Astros (CSL) (1996-2003, 2005-present)

Esther Shiner Stadium is a multi-purpose outdoor sports facility in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located in North York, on the north-west corner of Bathurst Street and Finch Avenue West. Its capacity is 3,000 [1] and is currently the home of the North York Astros of the Canadian Soccer League.

York University's football team were former tenants of the stadium from 1980s to 1995 until a football field was built on campus (see York Stadium).

The stadium plays host to many sporting events including Canadian football, soccer, and athletics.

The stadium was built in June 1984, and was originally named North York Civic Stadium. It was renamed in 1988 in honour of former City of North York Councillor Esther Shiner. In 2004 the stadium was closed for refurbishment, and it reopened on September 15, 2005 with a new artificial playing surface and running track.[1]


  1. ^ "Media Advisory: City of Toronto officially reopens Esther Shiner Stadium". City of Toronto. 2005-09-14Brookview and Elia Qualified To the Semi-finals with two other teams and will play on Tuesday,June 11, 2009. Retrieved 2008-07-10.  Check date values in: |date= (help)