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Toronto | Host City World Cup 2026

2026 World Cup cities: Toronto is a Canadian city hosting the World Cup in North America. The city in Canada is part of the sixteen cities that will host the FIFA World Cup in 2026. Toronto, Ontario Province, is one of the two Canadian cities that have made a stadium available – Toronto has the BMO Field – in addition to three Mexican and eleven U.S. host cities. Find here the most important information you will need, perhaps to visit the city in 2026. Information about buying tickets for this North American World Cup Soccer city of play. Info about the time zone, tourist attractions, typical characteristics in the field of sports, football and culture. And more about what Toronto has to offer visiting fans of the global finals in 2026.

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Canada, Ontario Province
City population: 2,731,571 (2016)
Time zone: winter UTC-5 (EST), summer UTC-4 (EDT)
Altitude: 76 meters
Exp. temperature during the 2026 World Cup: 14.8 – 26.4 °C
Venue: BMO Field
Seating capacity:

Toronto World Cup city

The cosmopolitan 2026 North American Host City Toronto is the capital of the Canadian province of Ontario. Toronto is a truly diverse city, multicultural far above average, boasting over 200 ethnic origins and is as such a city where 150 different languages and dialects are spoken. It is the most dynamic part of the so called urban agglomeration Golden Horseshoe. It is also the largest city in Canada. Exponents of the pretty compactly navigable city of Toronto, from a touristic point of view, are the world famous CN, the Entertainment District, the historic Distillery District and, last but not least, the City’s waterfront. Nearby are the Toronto Islands and, fairly close as well, the impressive, word-famous, Niagara Falls, which are worth visiting.

Toronto tourist hotspots

Toronto attractions: these are the best tourist spots of World Cup Soccer City Toronto, Canada. Are you buying a ticket for one or more matches at the BMO Field stadium? These are the hotspots of Toronto that, around the World Cup match, make your trip, visit and stay in the city even more fantastic.

See these tips with museums, parks, shopping centers, events, galleries, historical, cultural and/or musical experiences and other places of interest. They can be experienced in Toronto, host of the World Cup 2026. The best attractions and the best things to do? Find here the best hotels, restaurants, theaters, concert halls, entertainment and activities to do in Toronto. For children and adults. A useful quick summary. And if desired, click through to the official Toronto Tourism and Travel website.

Toronto Sport & Soccer City

Toronto FC has been one of the Major League Soccer’s pacers, already since 2007. Multiple winners of the Canadian Championship, the MLS and the MLS Cups, they play their home games at the ultramodern BMO Field stadium. It is the Canadian national soccer venue, having hosted games on the highest national and international levels, amongst which the FIFA Youth and Women World Cups, the CONCACAF Youth and Women Championships, and the football tournament at the Olympic Games of 1976. Toronto is the soccer home of the national team and has well known franchises in several other sports. Besides Toronto FC in the MLS, the NHL competition is also made up by the Maple Leafs, the NBA has the Raptors, the MLB has its Blue Jays, and the CFL, for example, has the Toronto team Argonauts.

Toronto team in MLS

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