A Guide to the Sports Teams of Toronto
A sport is an engaging activity that can be a source of income, hobby or a calorie burning exercise. Toronto city has opportunities for those who want to engage in sports and have provided the facilities for the residents to engage in a sport of their interest.
Are you interested in cricket, skating, badminton, tennis, football or any other sport? There are respective clubs and teams that are open to sports lovers. Apart from creating a competing platform, a sport is known to bring people together as well as create job opportunities.
There’s no need to be just in a team to play because it’s possible to be an official, employee, fun or a sponsor. There are sports teams in Toronto that are open for your support in your capacity. And we here at GTA Real Estate Pros are also big fans of Toronto sports teams.
Football reigns in Toronto and the football players are known to be competitive, aggressive and fast-paced. Toronto sports lovers are known to love football second, after their first love for hockey. The Toronto Argonauts, B.C. Lions, Calgary Stampeders, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, Edmonton Eskimos, Saskatchewan Roughriders, Montreal Alouettes, Hamilton Ti-Cats, and the Ottawa Redblacks, are some of the football teams in this city.
Hockey has been a professional sport in Toronto from early 19th century though it was in existence even before. Canadians love hockey and it’s their favorite sport. The National Hockey League (NHL) is the body that organizes hockey sport at a professional level.
Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple leafs, Vancouver Canucks, Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames, Ottawa Senators, Winnipeg Jets, and Quebec City Nordiques are some of the teams in the city.
Baseball is not very popular in Toronto as well as entire Canada but that doesn’t mean that its fans are left out. The Toronto Blue Jays and Montreal Expos have been the major baseball teams known in Toronto though the latter was sold out to Americans.
Baseball sport is popular with the youngsters and it’s taught in schools. The Canadians are known to love the softball more as it’s similar to the baseball. The two sports are practiced at a professional level and bring schools, companies and the Toronto sports lovers together.
Though the sport is not as popular as it is in America, the basketball fans are not left out as they can join the Toronto Raptors team. The sport is an indoor game thus making it exist even though it does not have a multitude of fans.
Many people confuse soccer with football but the sport is unique in some ways. Whereas football is played using other body parts like hands and heads, soccer solely uses legs and Toronto sports lovers have mastered in it. Soccer lovers are catered for as they can join famous teams like Toronto FC, Vancouver Whitecaps, and Montreal Impact, who are members of Major League Soccer (MLS)
Toronto has embraced sports for competition, fitness, teamwork, entertainment, and also as a pastime activity. Though Football and Hockey are the city’s popular sports, people also enjoy watching and playing other sports like Lacrosse, Curling, Skating, wrestling, Skiing, swimming, boxing, among many others. If you’re looking for a good place to watch, make sure to read our article on the Best Toronto Bars.