Ping pong tables are popping up all over Toronto and you can play here for free

Summer in Toronto just got even better as ping pong tables are popping up all over the city, so grab a friend and go to a park, the games are about to start.

Narcity spoke to City Councilman Josh Matlow and he said he wants to make parks “more fun” by installing activities like ping pong tables because “people really love them.”

The city added ping pong tables to parks, and they’ve been spotted in places like Oriole Park, Graham Park and Davisville Park, and the 6ix should expect more!

He added that the tables are really accessible and an affordable way to have some entertainment in parks.

“You can even go to a dollar store and buy some paddles and some ping pong balls, and you’re ready to play…for so many people, it’s a really welcome addition to the local park,” Matlow said.

For Matlow, ping pong is also a game he grew up with his dad in his basement, so it means a lot to him.

Many of the initiatives advocated by the alderman “all have to do with making our public space livelier, more fun, more pleasant”.

In addition to ping-pong tables, Matlow believes that people “should have the right to drink responsibly in a park, because not everyone in the city has a backyard.”

He says many people who don’t have backyards, especially those who live in apartments, don’t have the same kind of “privileges and benefits,” which is why he wants to support their “quality of life in public spaces meant for their enjoyment,” Matlow concludes. .

So grab those rackets and balls and head to a ping pong table for a friendly match.

This interview has been abbreviated and edited for clarity.

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