Canadian Football

Ticking another Toronto sports team off the list

Football, but not as we know it. This is Canadian style. Sometimes this blog can feel more like a sports blog, and so here we are again, reviewing yet another sport, and one which to the untrained eye looks a lot like American football. However, this isn’t American football, this is Canadian football, and is as equally alien to Brits who are used to sport … Continue reading Ticking another Toronto sports team off the list

Turning over a new Leaf

Seeing whether the Toronto Maple Leafs really are as bad the jokes make them out to be It’s been a great summer in Toronto. Don’t let anyone tell you that it’s always freezing in Canada, because down in southern Ontario it can get pretty hot and humid. However, over these past couple of weeks, the temperature has definitely dropped. It might still be sunny, but … Continue reading Turning over a new Leaf

Pan Am Games

Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games

Getting in the Pan Am spirit at the field hockey competition As anyone who lives in Toronto will know, the city and the surrounding area is the host for the 2015 Pan Am / Parapan Am Games.  A mini-Olympics just for the Americas if you like. The hosting of these Games caused a lot of grumbling amongst locals. Concerns included the use of precious public funds, … Continue reading Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games

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TV interview lessons at the Indycar

The time we got interviewed on TV at the Honda Indy in Toronto Having dragged Emma all the way to Montreal to watch the Formula 1 race the weekend before, it was something of a surprise that she agreed to come with me the following weekend to the Indycar race in Toronto. Indycars are the American version of Formula 1, and they have been visiting … Continue reading TV interview lessons at the Indycar

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Watching soccer in Toronto

Can’t believe I just called it soccer *shudders*. Watching Toronto FC take on Manchester City One of the issues with leaving Europe behind is that you also leave behind the chance to watch your favourite football teams in action. However, Toronto is home to one of Canada’s three teams in Major League Soccer, a league whose popularity and reputation have grown ever since David Beckham … Continue reading Watching soccer in Toronto

Toronto Raptors Air Canada Centre

Let’s go Raptors! Checking out basketball in Toronto

There is A LOT of sport in Toronto.  It is home to Canada’s only basketball team in the NBA, the Toronto Raptors; Canada’s only team in Major League Baseball, the Toronto Blue Jays; the Toronto Maple Leafs ice hockey team of the NHL; and one of Canada’s three teams in Major League Soccer, Toronto FC.  There is also the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football … Continue reading Let’s go Raptors! Checking out basketball in Toronto