Best pro sports team
No, we haven't forgotten about your beloved Leafs. But let's face it - they don't have a hope in hell of winning the cup. The Raps, though? Well, with NBA coach of the year Sam Mitchell calling the plays and Chris Bosh leading the attack, one of those championship rings feels within reach. Besides, you can actually get tickets to a game, and that counts for a helluva lot.
Best free sports event
DRAGON BOAT RACE FESTIVAL
Five thousand paddlers, 100 races, two days. Oh yeah, and traditional dance and live music performances that reflect Chinese, South Asian, Eastern European and South American ethnic communities. So it's a sporting event and a multicultural festival all held on the Toronto Islands.
Best team to watch live
Forget about their inaugural season record - they're on a five-year building plan anyway. Didn't stop thousands from cramming the beautiful new BMO Field for every home game. And the action off the pitch was just as exciting. While hardly hooligans, FC fans are some of the loudest and rowdiest in town.
Best free sports activity
Much has been made about whether the city can afford to keep all of its 49 outdoor rinks operating this winter. Thank you, MasterCard, for coming through with the $160,000 needed to keep them afloat. (Now can I talk to you about lowering my interest rate?) Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto's answer to Rockefeller Center, is a no-brainer, obviously, but not everyone can make it downtown. And just how many people can fit on that postage-stamp-sized slice of ice anyway?