The Honda Indy (formerly the Molson Indy; tel. 416/588-7223; 888-476-6251 for tickets) takes place in July at the Exhibition Place Street circuit.
Rogers Centre (1 Blue Jays Way, on Front St., beside the CN Tower) is the home of the Toronto Blue Jays; tel. 888/OK-GO-JAY (888/654-6529) or 416/341-1234.
Toronto's basketball team, the Raptors, who won the NBA Championship in 2019, has its home ground in the Air Canada Centre (40 Bay St., at Lakeshore Blvd.). The NBA schedule runs from October to April. The arena seats 19,500 for basketball. For tickets, see Ticketmaster.
Rogers Centre (1 Blue Jays Way) is home to the Argonauts of the Canadian Football League. They play between June and November. For information, contact the club at tel. 416/341-2700 or visit https://www.argonauts.ca. For tickets, see Ticketmaster.
Canada's national golf tournament, the RBC Canadian Open, often takes place in the Toronto area in June.
Hockey is officially Canada's national winter sport (lacrosse is the official summer sport), and it's undoubtedly the most popular. The Air Canada Centre (40 Bay St., at Lakeshore Blvd.) is the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs. The team hasn't won a Stanley Cup since 1967, but droves of fans stick with the franchise nonetheless. Though the arena seats 18,700 for hockey, tickets are not easy to come by because many are sold by subscription. The rest are available through Ticketmaster. Note: Within 48 hours of puck drop, close to 200 last-minute tickets are released to the public. See the team website for details.
Thoroughbred racing takes place at Woodbine Racetrack (Rexdale Blvd. and Hwy. 427, Etobicoke; tel. 416/675-7223 or 1-888-675-7223). It's famous for the Queen's Plate (usually contested on the third Sun in June); the Canadian International, a classic turf race (Oct); and the North America Cup (mid-June). Woodbine also hosts harness racing in spring and fall.
Toronto's soccer club, the Toronto FC, is beloved by Torontonians. It's the first non-U.S. team in Major League Soccer. They play at BMO Field at Exhibition Place; it was built for the FC, and it holds 20,195 spectators. For tickets, see Ticketmaster.
Canada's international tennis championship, the Rogers Cup, takes place in Toronto and Montréal every August (the men's and women's championships alternate cities each year). For more information, call tel. 877/283-6647 or check https://www.lovemeansnothing.ca/.
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