Hub Climbing, Mississauga, Ont.
Hub Climbing’s new Mississauga location is one of the most impressive new indoor climbing gyms in the Greater Toronto Area. We caught up with Steven Brown, one of the owners of Hub Climbing, shortly after the grand opening of the 30,000-squarefoot facility. The location promises to be popular with new and old climbers alike.
“We used to climb at True North and fell in love with climbing,” said Brown. “Then we thought, we need a gym in Markham, so we made a gym in Markham. Then we thought, we need one in Mississauga, so we made one.” The Markham location has been a booming bouldering gym since the doors opened a few years ago. The new location has 50-foot walls that make it one of the largest gyms in eastern Canada. The Hub team dug down below the foundation, which gives the space extra climbing height, similar to the Hanger in Calgary.
The gym has large arches, a dragon-face feature that hangs down, speed climbing walls and some good bouldering angles. “There’s a huge amount of lead climbing,” said Brown. “We pride ourselves at the Hub at being very un-intimidating and open to new and beginner climbers so anyone at any level can come in. And we have elite terrain. There’s so much space for new climbers and our staff really takes care of everyone.”
Hub Climbing in Markham has helped countless people start climbing and the new Mississauga location promises to continue that tradition. If you’re in the gta and looking for a good workout, swing by for a session.—Gripped