Opening Day: April 28, 2007
Current Owner: City of Toronto
Team Website: www.torontofc.ca
Team Phone: 416/360-4625
Address: 170 Princes Boulevard, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
From Toronto Pearson International Airport: Go west and take the ON-427 South ramp. Keep right and follow for Airport Road. Go left at the fork and follow the ON-427 South signs. Keep right to get on ON-427 South. Follow and keep left on 427, following signs for the Gardiner Expressway. Merge onto Gardiner Expressway East and then take the Lake Shore Boulevard exit on the left. Turn left off of Lake Shore onto Ontario Drive and then right onto Princes Boulevard.
From Toronto: Go south on Bay Street toward Albert Street, then go right to stay on Bay Street and watch for Lake Shore Boulevard West on the right. Turn right onto Lake Shore Drive and then turn right onto Ontario Drive. Follow until you see Princes Boulevard on the right.
Via subway: Take a Bloor subway car to Bathurst and then catch the 511 streetcar running south toward Exhibition Place.
The largest soccer specific stadium in Canada, BMO Field was built on the site of the old Exhibition Stadium, where the Toronto Blue Jays (MLB) played between 1977 and 1989, as well as the Canadian football team Toronto Argonauts btween 1959 and 1988. Since its inception on April 28, 2007, it has hosted the Toronto FC club as well as Canada’s national football team and national rugby union team. BMO Field was also the first non-United States venue to host the MLS Cup, back in 2010 when the Colorado Rapids beat out FC Dallas 2 to 1.
The field is entirely open air, with a prominent view of the Toronto skyline visible from the double-tiered length of one side of the field. The seats are mostly team red, with some grey seats installed to spell out “Toronto,” and silver seats arranged in the shape of a maple leaf. BMO Field’s surface is natural grass, which also includes a heating system designed to abet grass growth and stability in the spring and fall. Concessions include pizza, tacos, barbecue as well as local favorites like perogies and scotch eggs.