Esther Shiner Stadium

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Esther Shiner Stadium
Esther Shiner Stadium.JPG
Full name Esther Shiner Stadium
Location -99, 1 Alisa Craig Court
North York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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)
Sanjaxx Lions (L1O) (2015-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, and the Sanjaxx Lions of League1 Ontario.

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 has hosted the majority of CPSL/CSL Championship finals from 2002, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2014.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

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.[8]


  1. ^ "Monday October 14, 2002 CPSL Final Standings". Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  2. ^ "October 10, 2005 CPSL Championship Final Vaughan Shooters vs Oakville Blue Devils (from CPSL website)". Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  3. ^ "October 11, 2006 CSL Playoff Championship pre-game article (from CSL website)". Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  4. ^ "October 23, 2007 CSL Announcement--Two Game Final--Serbian White Eagles vs Toronto Croatia (from CSL media release)". Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  5. ^ "October 24, 2007 CSL Serbian White Eagles vs Toronto Croatia Finals pre-game story (from Toronto Sun)". Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  6. ^ "October 22, 2008 CSL pre-game story on Final (from CSL media release)". Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  7. ^ Glover, Robin. "October 26, 2014 CSL Final--York Region Shooters vs Toronto Croatia (by Rocket Robin)". Retrieved 2016-11-27. 
  8. ^ "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)