35 years ago, the Downtown Men's Hockey League (DMHL) started as a single division operating out of a single arena for mutual friends and colleagues. Today, the DMHL spans all of downtown and uptown Toronto while operating out of the city's most iconic, historic and premium arenas. We have long represented the gold standard when it comes to recreational adult hockey played in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).
There is no other league Torontonians would rather play in, as is reflected by the never ending waitlist of times hoping for a spot to open up or a division expansion to happen. Generations of players have come and gone, team dynasties have risen and fallen as our long and storied history rewrites itself year after year.
This takes us to 2021. After many years in the making, we are proud to finally announce that members of our passionate and dedicated team at the DMHL will be taking their talents to basketball with the launch this year of the Downtown Toronto Basketball League. In partnership with our longtime friends at De La Salle College, our new basketball league will operate out of the new sports facility they have constructed on their campus.
We may be new to basketball, but if the last 35 years aren't enough to convince you to join up now while you can.. You won't want to miss what the DTBL has in store for the future Toronto!
Toronto is no longer a hockey town. As a hockey league, it pains us to have to write those words but the truth is undeniable at this point. This city now belongs to basketball and the Toronto Raptors. Toronto no longer bleeds blue, but red instead.
As with the DMHL, the DTBL will strive to create the best overall basketball experience available at the recreational level for people of all ages, genders and skill levels. You may have never played professionally, but we want to make your basketball matter and feel important to you. Customize your basketball experience, website page and your player profile like never before when you start your career in the Downtown Toronto Basketball League.