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Professional Sports

Toronto is home to six professional sports teams and many world class sporting facilities. It's a sport lover's paradise that hosts major annual sporting events such as the Bell Canadian Open, the Rogers Cup and the Honda Indy. Toronto was also chosen to host the 2015 Pan/Parapan American Games.

Sporting events across the City are routinely sold out, but compared to other global cities, ticket prices are affordable and venues can be easily accessed by public transport. With advantages like these, it's no surprise that Toronto recently scored an A+ on Market Attractiveness for Sports Franchises scorecard.

Professor Norm O'Reilly's Scorecard for Toronto

Market Attractiveness Grade
Economy: A-
Demographics: B+
Market Size: A+
Corporate Presence: A+
Overall Score for Market Attractiveness: A+

Overview of Sports Teams

Torontonians are some of the most loyal and enthusiastic sports fans on the continent. Good thing they live in the only city in Canada that hosts six professional sports teams. Along with generating the greatest revenues of any team in the National Hockey League (Toronto Maple Leafs), Toronto is the only city in Canada with a National Basketball League (Toronto Raptors) and a Major League Baseball (Toronto Blue Jays) team. Fans can also cheer on the Toronto Football Club (Major League Soccer), the Toronto Rock (National Lacrosse League) or the Toronto Argonauts (Canadian Football League) at one of the City's many year-round sporting events.

Sports in Toronto Links

Sports Venues + International Events

Toronto plays host to a variety of major sporting events including the RBC Canadian Open, the Honda Indy, the Rogers Cup and the upcoming Pan/ Parapan American Games in 2015. World class sporting facilities can be found throughout the city providing numerous corporate sponsorship and ticketing opportunities for Toronto businesses.