Midnight Madness Basketball

Midnight Madness Basketball


Midnight Madness is a unique basketball program that provides a positive space for youth to develop their skills both on and off the court. 

Launched back in 2013, the program brings together youth aged 14 to 17 from neighbourhoods across Toronto Community Housing to play basketball on Friday nights.

The program, offered throughout the spring and winter seasons, combines both physical and personal development. 

Every Friday night, youth are driven to the University of Toronto's Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport where they take part in free games and skills training. Before stepping on the court, the teams enjoy a dinner and take part in life-skills workshops to learn about themselves, their peers and how to access positive life-changing opportunities.

Take a look at the action thanks to this video from OnPoint Basketball profiling the Midnight Madness program:​

The spring 2017 season of Midnight Madness is in full swing, with teams from Jane and Finch, East Mall, Scarborough, Trimbee, 1021 Birchmount and ANS Warriors bringing their skills to the court.

​Spring 2017 Team Statistics

​Team Name​ Games Played​ Won​ Lost​ Tied Points Scored Point Allowed​
​Jane and Finch​4​4​0​0252212
ANS Warriors4​3​1​0224166
​1021 Birchmount4​1​3​0172185
East Mall​41​3​0178223
Visit our photo gallery for more pictures from the 2017 Midnight Madness season.​


Other resources

Looking for a place to play basketball in the city? Check out the City of Toronto's interactive map to over 50 community basketball courts and drop-in programs across the city. You can search by cost, location and accessibility for child, youth or adult programs. You can also contact the YMCA ​to learn more about their basketball program and how to book their courts to play pick-up. ​​