A year ago you could go the archery range, also known as the Seton Park Archery Range, and on a busy day you might see 4 to 6 people there. But in the Summer of 2012 the numbers on a busy day range from 20 to even as high as 30 people there.
The range is so busy that on weekday mornings (eg. 9 AM Tuesday morning) there will be 4 to 6 archers there. What that tells you is that the sport has basically quintupled in popularity compared to a year ago.
#1. The films: Brave, The Hunger Games, The Avengers, Hanna.
#2. TV shows: Game of Thrones, Arrow.
#3. The Olympics.
Call it a perfect storm of mass media, but archery is now the coolest sport a person can take up. It makes "paintball" and "frolf" look nerdy in comparison.
If you're interesting in getting archery lessons in Toronto check out the website Cardio Trek.
To learn more about archery in Toronto visit The Toronto Public Archery Range on Facebook.