Practice Site Information
10 Ashbridges Bay Park Road.  For programs that include practices, or teams looking to book practices
Our practice site is located on Ashbridges Bay at the Balmy Beach Canoe Club (Beaches Lions Club building).   It is easy to reach by car or public transit and is located near the intersection of Lakeshore Blvd and Coxwell Ave. From the South-West corner of this intersection you can see the dragon boats docked as you look over the water.  Contact Tim@RustyDragons.ca if your non-Rusty Dragons team would like to book practices at a great rate.
Latest News:  See your team pages for the specific dates and times of your practices.  Please ensure you arrive well in advance of the start of your practice in order to have time to park or walk the short walk to the docks. During the summer the area near Ashbridges Bay can get congested in the evening when beach volleyball teams start their practices and leagues.  Normally, you want to be at the docks 15-30 minutes before practice so you can get your life jacket and paddle, as well as get pre-practice instructions from your coach and/or team captain. Make sure you don't go the the OTHER "Balmy Beach Canoe Club" building located 3km further east at Beech Ave!!   Our actual address is 10 Ashbridges Bay Park, Road.

NOTE: Make sure you DO NOT Google "Balmy Beach" and go to their main club house (foot of Beach Ave). This is not the correct location.  On Google maps (etc) you need to look up "Beaches Lions Club", which is where Balmy Beach rents their boat space so they can use the more protected Ashbridges Bay for training.

Satelite map of Ashbridges Bay area
Driving Directions
By car from the west, drive east along Lakeshore Blvd East until you get to the intersection of Coxwell Ave (which ends at Lakeshore). Coxwell turns into Ashbridges Bay Park Road south of Lake Shore Blvd East.   Turn south on Ashbridges Bay Park Road and follow the winding road (keeping right) until the large parking lot (see map below).   Park your car, get a "Pay & Display" ticket from the meter, then walk back along the road you came a few hundred feet to the entrance of the Lions Club/ Balmy Beach property.  To the right of the vehicle entrance you will see a pedestrian gate.  Walk through that gate and straight to the water behind the Lions Club building.  The other buildings to the left are not part of the Balmy Beach Canoe Club.  Go down to the dragon boat docks and meet the team by the picnic tables.   Car-pooling will also be arranged.

Public Transit
Take the subway to Woodbine Station and then take Woodbine Bus #92 south to the Ashbridges Bay turn-around loop (end of the line at the lake), or, take the #501 Queen Streetcar eastbound from downtown, and exit at the Coxwell Ave. stop and then walk south to the Balmy Beach Canoe Club (at Coxwell Ave and Lakeshore Blvd).  

Please note that the parking lot is NOT FREE on weekdays from 5-8pm.  You must buy a Pay-and-Display ticket from the meter.  The cost is 75 cents per 30 minutes, or $2.25 or $3.00 in change depending on how early and late you are there.  Check the meter to confirm hours of operation and cost!

Please DO NOT park in the area closest to the boat launch ramps (or any unmarked area).  This area (with long narrow marked parking spots) is reserved for vehicles with trailers and you will be ticketed every time if you park there ($110 ticket).  Cars are ticketed hourly, every night, so don't take a chance!

An alternate location is north on Coxwell.  Follow the road til it curves right to the north end of Woodbine Park as seen on the map above right.  It is also Pay and Display.  You may also be able to park on the east side of Coxwell between Lakeshore and Queen (check signs).

Click HERE to see an interactive map of the area.
Our primary practice site at 10 Ashbridges Bay Park Road...
Satellite map with parking location noted...
Rusty Dragons logo - view of Toronto skyline in black silhouette, with orange sky and blue water.