The Insider's Game Day: Toronto FC

Fans dressed in red crowd the stands at a Toronto FC soccer game

Photo credit: Destination Toronto

Although it was established in 2005, Toronto FC joined MLS in 2007, making it the first Canadian franchise to join the league. Through team growth, acquiring key players and devoted fan support, Toronto FC became more competitive and eventually won the coveted MLS Cup in 2017. The win cemented them as the first Canadian team to win the title. The club has also won numerous tournaments.

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BMO Field


Opened in 2007, BMO Field is the home turf of Toronto FC. Located at 170 Princes' Boulevard at Exhibition Place, fans can enjoy the beautiful lake views of Lake Ontario from the outdoor stadium. The CFL’s Toronto Argos kicked off its Canadian football 2016 season at BMO Field and soon made the venue its home as well. Canada’s national soccer teams also use BMO field to host international soccer tournaments. The 2007 and 2014 FIFA World Cups were hosted at the field.

BMO is an accessible stadium with barrier-free seating, accessible washrooms and elevators.

Fans are reminded to travel light since the stadium has a restricted bag policy. You’ll work up an appetite cheering on your team at BMO Field, so check out the various food offerings at the food concession that range from fries to delicious sandwiches and pizza. BMO is a cashless venue so come with your card.

How to Get to BMO Field

There are several ways to get to BMO Field, the best fuss-free method is by public transportation.

By Car: Take the Don Valley Parkway to Lakeshore Boulevard from the east or the Gardiner Expressway that leads to Lakeshore Boulevard from the west.

Streetcar: Take the 511 Bathurst streetcar or 509 Harbourfront streetcar to the Exhibition Place.

By Bus: Take the 29 Dufferin, 121A Fort York-Esplanade or 121C Fort York Esplanade to the Princes’ Gates loop on the Exhibition Place grounds.

Train: Take the GO train on the Lakeshore West or East line to Exhibition GO, located outside of the Exhibition Place grounds.

Bicycle: There are pedestrian friendly routes that lead to Exhibition Place, as well as plenty of bicycle racks for cyclists on the Exhibition Place grounds.

Parking: Underground parking, pay and display and attendant booth parking are available at the various parking lots around Exhibition Place. There are a few wheelchair accessible parking spots, hybrid vehicle parking and parking for parents with small children throughout the parking lots. Download the map to locate parking.

Where to Buy Toronto FC Tickets

Get your tickets at Toronto FC’s website, including single match tickets, memberships, group tickets and premium suites. You can even check out seats using a 3D preview feature to make sure you secure the best spot. Fans can also buy tickets on mobile using the Toronto FC app or purchase them through Ticketmaster.

Tips to Have the Best Fan Experience

Toronto FC is known for its dedicated and creative fans, who have loved the team long before it started winning titles. If it were up to the fans, every soccer game would be a party. On your way, join supporters in the nearby community of Liberty Village and march to BMO Field – a classic Toronto FC tradition. The club is known for interacting with fans and showing thanks for their massive support. The Red Patch Boys, the U Sector, the Kings in the North, Tribal Rhythm Nation, and the Original 109 are fan groups all supported and recognized by the Toronto FC. These passionate ambassadors have really set the tone for Major League Soccer.

Toronto FC has proven itself as a high-performing team winning seven Canadian Championship titles in 15 years and looking to claim more. Show your team pride and wear red and grey when you attend a game. You’ll need Toronto flags and definitely a Toronto FC scarf. The store at BMO Field is also stocked with your favourite TFC merchandise. The electricity of the atmosphere in the stadium is so exhilarating, you may find you watch the whole match standing up!
 

Last updated: November 16, 2021

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