Track and field. Now that I have caught your attention, this is no April Fool's joke.
Plans are well underway for the annual Ontario high school track and field championships, which is set for June 4 to 6. Not only is it in Toronto, but at Varsity Centre - that outstanding facility on the campus of the University of Toronto. I am told there are various other events linked to this too. Who knows, maybe the Prime Minister will make an appearance along with an Olympic sprinter.
Track events will be superb, especially on that excellent facility. The javelin event won't be there, likely because that spear could end up on Bloor Street. Every year, this event is at a secluded field somewhere nearby. Nope, no plans for it to be held at Queen's Park or in front of the Legislative Buildings.
I also understand that events will also be shown on the U of T's huge electronic board. While it may be hard to see on a sunny day, it could make for some fantastic viewing and even give marshals a few headaches in the likelihood of questionable calls.
Biggest problem: parking. There isn't any. It'll be bedlam down there. The emphasis is on getting athletes, and there could be about 2,500 for Canada's largest school meet, to use the Toronto Transit Commission. Should be interesting to see a pole vaulter or even kid carrying a javelin on the subway.
Anyway, just a heads up. People who appreciate getting a glimpse of future Olympians, well, they might want to make plans. Better yet, might be early enough to pull a deal with the folks in high rise buildings nearby to rent some space. It will be warm in June, smog too - and nothing better than watching from an air-conditioned building with some cool refreshments too.