The Toronto Spartan Volleyball League (TSVL) is a volunteer-run not-for-profit adult volleyball league catering mainly to the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, trans, queer and LGBTQ-friendly community in Toronto, Canada. The League provides an inclusive and fun environment to play volleyball and a social place to enjoy the company of new people and old friends.
The TSVL consists of over 650 members, making it the largest LGBTQ single-sport organization in Canada. We run our Competitive Division on Tuesday nights, Intermediate on Wednesdays and the Recreational Division on Thursday nights.
The TSVL uses high school gymnasiums in downtown Toronto, Queen West, Bloor West, Rosedale, Riverdale, Leslieville, and The Danforth for weekly league play. The League also hosts one-day tournaments for members, social events, skill development programming, and the annual two-day competitive tournaments: Rise of the Spartans (Fall) and Return of the Spartans (Summer).
The Toronto Spartan Volleyball League (TSVL) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to safe, social, and fun volleyball for the LGBTQ+ community and its allies.
An innovative, proactive, and leading LGBTQ+ volleyball league committed to reducing barriers to membership, where all aspects of members’ multiple social identities are fully valued, represented, and respected.
Reducing accessibility barriers and maintaining a culture that respects, values, and reflects the diverse intersecting identities of our members.
Welcoming and safe for all identities, while embracing the spirit of LGBTQ+ otherness.
Providing opportunities to learn about volleyball, for a range of skill levels, cultivating both the physical and mental components of the game.
Maintaining an environment of respect and teamwork at all times.
Fostering belonging and togetherness in the spaces we offer to the LGBTQ+ community and its allies.
Have fun playing and socializing.
The History of the Toronto Spartan Volleyball League
TSVL Legend Awards
TSVL Spartan Awards
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The TSVL is a volunteer-run, not-for-profit adult volleyball league catering mainly to the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transpeople, queer and LGBTQ-friendly community in Toronto, Canada. The League provides an inclusive and fun environment to play volleyball and a social place to enjoy the company of new people and old friends. TSVL is the largest not-for-profit gay sports league in Canada. Learn More Here
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Toronto is located on traditional territories of Indigenous people dating back countless generations, whose connection to this land continues to this date. As a result of past and ongoing colonization, invaluable culture, language, and history have been destroyed. In addition, we operate freely on land that was once the territory of a people that now have been displaced to other spaces and whose rights to hunt and fish have been denied.
We acknowledge that our league operates on the traditional territories of the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe peoples, whose presence here continues to this day. In particular, the gyms we play in are located on the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and within the boundaries of the Toronto Purchase Treaty (Treaty No 13) – a problematic “purchase” of land by the Crown from the River Credit Mississaugas and the subject of one of the largest claim settlements in Canadian history.
In recognizing that we are all treaty peoples, we will continue to acknowledge the land we operate on, but also work to uphold our treaty obligations to learn, understand, respect, and care for the land in partnership with its original stewards.