BEST OUTDOOR BASKETBALL COURT
DIXON PARK Dixon Road between Kipling and Islington It’s regulation sized and the only outdoor court in the city whose claim to fame is that former Raptor Vince Carter sank the first basket. Carter’s Embassy of Hope Foundation donated the $130,000 it cost to build the facility in 2003. It’s hard to imagine a basketball court offering hope. That kind of story is only supposed to be writ in the urban tangle of the U.S. But for the enormous number of youths who call the nearby high-rises in this west- ern reach of Etobicoke home, the square of asphalt and concrete provides more than just recreational diversion. It’s a stage on which life lessons are learned.