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Canada in the World Cup: Viewing parties across the GTA
Nov. 24, 2022

Canadians from coast to coast will likely be glued to their TVs and tablets Wednesday afternoon as Canada plays its first match at the World Cup, marking its first appearance in the tournament in 36 years.

Viewing parties are being planned across the GTA to cheer on the team. Scroll below for a list.

Canada will be taking on Belgium at 2 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Nov. 23. They will also be playing Croatia at 11 a.m. ET on Sunday, Nov. 27, and Morocco at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, Dec. 1.

Although the City of Toronto is not hosting a viewing party, you can watch the match at various bars and restaurants across the city, including Cafe Diplomatico on College Street, Real Sports on York Street, Elephant & Castle on King Street, Hemingway’s on Cumberland Street, High Park Brewery on Runnymede Road, The Smith House on College Street, Saint Johns Tavern on John Street, to name a few.

The Samsung Experience Store at the Eaton Centre is also having a Canada Soccer Watch Party. Space is limited, and reservations are required.

The match will be broadcast live at Garden Square in downtown Brampton.

The square will be transformed during every Canada match and also feature life-size cut-outs of players for photo-taking, as well as picnic tables. Fans are encouraged to bring a lawn chair to ensure enough seating.

The City of Mississauga will be showing Team Canada’s matches and other World Cup games at Celebration Square. Admission to the viewing is free.

The International Sports Bar & Eatery, located on Cawthra Road, is also hosting a viewing party for Wednesday’s game.

Richmond Hill
Watch parties will be held at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts to cheer on Team Canada.

Admission is free, and pre-registration is not required. Seating is first-come, first-served.

Viewing parties will be held at Vaughan City Hall for all of Team Canada’s matches. The City will also be hosting a viewing party at City Hall for the final on Sunday, Dec. 18.