Imagine the feeling. You’re sitting on the edge of your seat, surrounded by thousands of fans cheering, shouting for the home team, the flow of suspense going through your veins when the pitcher throws the ball and finally the gush of adrenaline when your team finally hits a home run. Pandemonium hits- the stadium explodes! People are ecstatic all around. That feeling of community is like no other! Welcome to the sports culture that exists here in Toronto.
Now, whether or not you’re a true die hard fan of any sport, there’s one thing we can all agree on about the hype around sports: the ability it has to unite different people from all over the world. That is the best part about the sports in Toronto, even if you are a tourist, or just settling into Canada, you too can experience the fandom that Torontonians feel every sport season.
Sometimes there is talk that our teams may not be the greatest or have the reputation of not making it too far, but there is nothing more exhilarating than seeing our Toronto teams succeed and the spirit it brings to our cities. The sport fandom here in Toronto is, unique, as a matter-of-fact, one of a kind! People begin hosting “game watching parties”, pubs become flooded with friends and fellow fans to watch the game and people go as far as dying their hair and painting their body in blue. Even people who aren’t into sports join the bandwagon, whether it’s buying Toronto merchandise, tagging along with a friend to the game or people joining unanimously in honking their car horns when the home team has won.
So, what do you have to lose? Why not try going to a game while you still can? Gather your friends or tag along with a new crowd and experience Toronto sports culture through a live baseball game this September the 19th with the International Education Centre. Get a taste of Canadian sports and the hype around being a part of the sports culture. And who knows? You may experience historic moment in Toronto sports, make new friends and before you know it, you’ll be the one with the blue hair hosting a Blue Jays game watching party!
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