Football is more than just a game to us Brits, it’s like a religion, it’s entertainment, it’s camaraderie, it’s life! Our love for the beautiful game is unconditional. Fortunately, it’s now a globalised game, and following our teams this side of the pond is not as difficult as I’m sure it once was. What’s more, an increasing number of expats and Toronto natives are forming supporters club’s here in Toronto so that like minded fans can gather together come match day. We have compiled into a list of the known club’s for you. Alas…
TORONTO FC: Firstly, let’s not forget Toronto has it’s own professional team playing in the MLS. This will give you your live football fix out on the terraces. Not to mention, “TFC“ were Canadian Championship, Eastern Conference Championship AND MLS Cup – TREBLE WINNERS in 2017.
CANADIAN PREMIER LEAGUE
The Canadian Premier League or “CPL” commenced operations in 2019 bringing professional football to Canada. The league currently consists of seven teams, two of which are from Ontario (York 9 and Hamilton Forge) with long-term plans to add further teams.
ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE
…surely the greatest league in the world – the Premier League (aka the Premiership, or simply, the Prem). Fifteen out of the twenty clubs in England’s top division have supporters club’s in Toronto (to our knowledge).
BRIGHTON & HOVE ALBION: Toronto Seagulls (Twitter)
LEICESTER CITY: N/A
NORWICH CITY: Toronto Canaries (Twitter)
SHEFFIELD UNITED: N/A
SOUTHAMPTON: Southampton FC Canada (Facebook)
WATFORD: Ontario Hornets (Facebook)
WOLVERHAMPTON WANDERERS: N/A
EFL CHAMPIONSHIP, LEAGUE 1, LEAGUE 2
…and yes, there ARE supporters of clubs from the three EFL tiers below the Premier League.
FULHAM: Fulham FC Canada Supporters Club (Facebook)
NOTTINGHAM FOREST: Toronto Trickies (Twitter)
SHREWSBURY TOWN – Toronto Shrews (Twitter)
SUNDERLAND: Sunderland North America Supporters Association (Twitter)
SWANSEA CITY: Swansea City Toronto (Twitter)
WEST BROMWISH ALBION: WBA Supporters Club Toronto (Facebook) – The Cavern Bar, 76 Church Street, Toronto, M5C 2G1
SCOTTISH PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE
…and not to forget the Old Firm up in the SPFL.
CELTIC: Toronto Celtic Supporters Club (Facebook) – 2220 Midland Avenue, Unit 27, Scarborough, M1S 1V4, Downtown Toronto CSC (Facebook, Twitter) – McVeigh’s Irish Pub, 124 Church Street, Toronto, M5C 2G8
RANGERS: Glasgow Rangers Supporters Club Toronto (Facebook, Facebook) – 1950 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough, M1H 2V8, Toronto Central Rangers Supporters Club (Facebook) – 16 Madison Avenue, Toronto, M5R 2S1