Players on a soccer field in a soccer stadium

BMO Field | Destination Toronto

Experience the best of soccer in Ontario

Players on a soccer field in a soccer stadium

BMO Field | Destination Toronto

Soccer is played by a variety of men’s, women’s and youth soccer clubs and cherished by passionate fans in Ontario.

Take in a soccer match like the locals do. Cheer in the stands wearing your very own Toronto FC jersey, enjoy a pint and poutine at a soccer-themed restaurant and celebrate with fellow fans during soccer season in Ontario.

Cheer on Toronto FC

Ontario is home to the province’s only Major League Soccer (MLS) team—Toronto FC, affectionately known as “TFC” or “The Reds”.

Since joining MLS in 2007, Toronto FC has developed a devoted fan base whose dream came true in 2017 when The Reds won the MLS Cup.

The team plays at BMO Field, an outdoor stadium in Exhibition Place with beautiful views of Lake Ontario.

Location: 170 Princes’ Boulevard, Toronto

When you get hungry you won’t need to go far to find a range of delicious options. Whatever you’re craving, the stadium's food concessions will have you covered.

The season starts in late February and runs until mid-October. The playoffs take place in late October and November, culminating in a showdown for the coveted MLS Cup.

Purchase tickets for Toronto FC games from Ticketmaster.

Game day details: Know before you go

Here are a few things to consider before you head to the TFC home game.

  • BMO Field is a cashless stadium, so a debit or credit card is required for payment.
  • The stadium includes accessible features with barrier-free seating, accessible washrooms and elevators.
  • Leave your bags at home, the stadium enforces a clear bag policy.
  • For an authentic Toronto FC tradition, join locals about an hour before kickoff in Liberty Village and march en masse.

Get information on guest services, public safety and more at BMO Field stadium. And don’t forget to plan your outfit in advance! To fit in with the fans, wear red and grey—the team’s official colours.

More soccer leagues in Ontario

If you’re unable to get tickets to a TFC game or want to experience more of Ontario’s vibrant soccer scene, check out the following up-and-coming leagues.

MLS Next Pro

Launched in 2022 by MLS, Next Pro is a Division III professional men’s league, which provides talented international and domestic players with a direct pathway to an MLS club.

Of the league’s 29 teams, Toronto FC II is Ontario’s only Next Pro club. The season begins in March with the playoffs taking place in the fall, and the team plays at York Lions Stadium, north of downtown Toronto.

Location: 230 Ian MacDonald Boulevard, North York

A truly exciting club, Toronto FC II offers fans the opportunity to watch rising TFC stars from around the world develop their skills before joining the major leagues.

Purchase tickets in person at the stadium only. Kids under the age of 10 attend for free.

Canadian Premier League

The Canadian Premier League (CPL) is Canada’s national men's league. Since forming in 2019, this professional league has offered soccer fans an exciting alternative to MLS.

The league consists of eight teams from across the country—three of which happen to be in Ontario: Forge FC in Hamilton, York United FC in Toronto and Atlético Ottawa in the nation’s capital.

Visit each of the team’s websites to purchase tickets and merch and find out more about the individual teams.

Shop for soccer merchandise

Buy team gear for the Toronto FC at the BMO Field stadium or purchase branded merchandise at these stores.  

MLS Store Canada

Catering exclusively to MLS teams, this online store sells the team’s iconic scarf and player jerseys. Represent your favourite player at the next game.

Real Sports Apparel

Offering a wide variety of team-licensed sportswear and accessories, Real Sports Apparel is your one-stop shop for pro-Toronto team gear. Show your love for The Reds with an Adidas-issued jersey or treat yourself to an OVO x TFC co-branded cap. OVO is Toronto-born rapper Drake’s clothing line.

While you’re filling your digital cart, show some love to Toronto’s other pro teams: the Raptors, Argos, Leafs and Marlies.

If you’d like to try a jersey on in-store, visit the Real Sport Apparel shop at Scotiabank Arena.

Location: 50 Bay Street, Toronto

Soccer-themed bars and restaurants

Watch the game on the big screen. From local games to international matches, Toronto bars and restaurants welcome fans of all stripes.

Toronto’s energetic Liberty Village has several venues where you’re sure to meet fellow Toronto FC fans.

The Craft Brasserie

The Craft Brasserie, one of Liberty Village’s go-to spots for TFC action, is located in a converted brick-and-beam factory.

Choose from over 100 craft beers on tap and an exciting dining menu. Try the 16-hour smoked brisket poutine or the beer-battered fish taco served with pico de gallo and lemon aioli—both delicious options. Or pop in for brunch and order a stack of beyond-fluffy pancakes to get your Canadian maple syrup fix.

Location: 107 Atlantic Avenue (downstairs), Toronto

Liberty Commons at Big Rock Brewery

Liberty Commons is the brewpub brainchild of celebrated Toronto restaurant group Oliver & Bonacini and Alberta’s beloved Big Rock Brewery.

The brewery serves delicious pub grub classics alongside high-quality craft beer. Try their “nano taps” for small-batch pints brewed on-site.

Location: 42 Liberty Street, Toronto

If you’re looking to enjoy an English Premier League (EPL) match over a pint, visit one of these pubs.

The Dog & Bear

Located in Toronto’s trendy Queen West neighbourhood, this hip, English-inspired pub is a popular neighbourhood haunt for EPL lovers.

Choose from one of the 20 beers on tap and get comfortable in one of the booths as you rally behind your favourite team.

The menu features a full range of pub classics, from chicken wings to nachos. Or order something more British with their full English breakfast served on weekends.

Location: 1100 Queen Street West, Toronto

Queen & Beaver

At this downtown pub, no sport is off limits. From NFL to F1, there is something for everyone. However, being a proper English pub, you can cheer on an EPL match.

If you’re with a larger group of five or more, call ahead to have the kitchen prepare you a traditional English roast beef dinner with Yorkshire pudding.

Please note the pub does not take reservations during matches.

Location: 35 Elm Street, Toronto

If you’re lucky enough to be in Toronto during a major international tournament like the European Championship or the World Cup, you’ll experience how one of the world’s most multicultural cities comes together to cheer on their teams and celebrate their victories.

Thanks to the passionate players and dedicated fans, Ontario offers many exciting soccer events and experiences.

Last updated: June 17, 2024

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