The Daily Photoist: Bubble Ceiling
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The Daily Photoist: Bubble Ceiling

Each weekday morning, we pick a recent image from the Torontoist Flickr Pool and feature it here on the site. It’s our way to give the many excellent photographers in our pool the attention they deserve!
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This abstract image comes courtesy of Torontoist Flickr pool member sevennine (Marc Hodges). It’s a pic taken on the inside of that gigantic inflatated structure on the Varsity Stadium field at Bloor in U of T. There’s plenty of space inside — the structure is one of the largest of its kind in Canada. All winter long, intermural teams are using the new indoor space for a host of sports and games — indoor soccer, field hockey, ultimate frisbee, flag football and lacrosse. There’s also a driving range open to the public.
It seems like a cool way to use a seasonally dormant playing field. The photographer sevennine says it best in his caption:

Every Monday night (during the winter) I play ultimate at the bubble that covers the new Varsity Stadium field at U of T. It’s nice to finally have an indoor venue that’s in the heart of downtown TO. It’s probably the best venue in the GTA, good light, easy to access and a good field.

The photo itself is pretty interesting with those vaulted archways and upward lighting. It comes across like a gothic archway (in a bouncy castle, mind you). There’s something very organic about this photo — it’s plant-like and reminiscent of falling water.
The ambitious Varsity Centre rennovation project is still underway — the bubble being one part of it — with various phases reaching completion this summer and the entire project complete in 2008. Hey, FIFA has already certified their new “grass-like” soccer pitch. (Of course haven’t we’ve just spent millions on a new stadium for pro soccer? Do we need two?)

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