Capture the flag is a physical game in which two teams try to find their opponent's flag and return it to a specified location. Typically, the game is played outdoors in a specified area that is divided into two territories. Each team places a distinct flag or marker within its territory, either in a hidden location or a visible "home base" area. Players from each team try to find and seize their opponents' flag, and return it to their "home base" without getting caught by an opposing player (depending on the rules, "caught" could mean tagged, tackled, or, using a flag belt, having one's flag ripped off). Only players who have crossed into the opposing team’s territory be tagged. When a player is caught, they must go to a timeout area (often called the "jail") where they must remain until they are tagged by a teammate to release them. The first team to successfully capture and return their opponents flag is the winner. Because the game is usually played in a large space or field, often with foliage in which players can hide, capture the flag involves both physical capabilities (such as speed, spatial awareness and agility) and strategic ability and teamwork in order to develop team tactics. The rules of capture the flag are highly adaptable, allowing for variations in the number of teams, number of players per team, difficulty of finding the flag, size of the playing area, etc.
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Capture the flag is an informal activity that is practiced in parks or playgrounds or in physical education classes.
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High Park1873 Bloor St WEtobicoke York, ON M6R 2Z3http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/77/index.htm
Christie Pits Park750 Bloor St WToronto, ON M6G 3K4http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/196/index.htm
Woodbine Beach Park1675 Lake Shore Blvd EToronto, ON M4L 3W6http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/311/index.htm
Toronto Islands - Hanlan's Point Park9 Queens Quay WToronto, ON M5J 2H3http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/2541/index.htm
Trinity Bellwoods Park790 Queen St WToronto, ON M6J 1G3
Centennial Park - Brampton53 Centre St SBrampton, ON 53 Centre St S
Morningside Park390 Morningside AveScarborough, ON M1Ehttp://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/1470/index.htm
Sunnybrook Park1132 Leslie StToronto, ON M3C 3L7http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/28/index.htm
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