Where to Watch the World Cup in Toronto

Forget about Lord Stanley. The only Cup that matters this month is the World Cup. Fans of Italy, Portugal and Brazil have no shortage of great options. (For those options, click through to the site.) But what of the city’s Dutch pubs? Here, a guide to spectator venues for some of the city’s less well represented expat communities.

Argentina
Their Brazilian neighbours have no shortage of bar options, but those craving paella with their Maradona have precious few. The devoted will head to the decades-old Argentinian destination, Sky Ranch. 2473 Dufferin St., 416-787-0491.

Holland
Dutch Treat, a group of expats, will bring their cowbells to support their boys at School Bakery and Café. 70 Fraser Ave., 416-588-0005.

Japan
The Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre is hosting a BBQ and sleepover the night before the nation’s 7 a.m. match against the Netherlands. Japanese breakfast to be served. $25, June 18 – 19, 6 Garamond Court, 416-441-2345.

Germany
Those craving currywurst with their football can head to West 50 Pourhouse & Grille on June 30 for the Australia match. $25, 50 Burnhamthorpe Rd. W., 905-949-9378.

England
English-style pubs are ubiquitous, but few are as authentic as the Queen & Beaver Public House, which is owned by a Limey, and which serves authentic British pubs eats, like rabbit and potato pie. And peas. 35 Elm St., 647-347-2712.

Korea
The Korean flags are already out in full effect. Though Bloor West is best for BBQ, the liveliest place to catch Korea play will be at the Korean Canadian Cultural Association, which will be open, and likely packed, for all of the Korean games. 1133 Leslie St., 416-383-0777.

Check out 11 more great spots to watch the World Cup.

Image courtesy of ghedo.

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7 thoughts on “Where to Watch the World Cup in Toronto

  1. The Dutch – or at least Dutch Treat, the largest Dutch-Canadian community organization – will indeed be at SCHOOL for the first two games on June 14 and June 19 (both starting 7:30). For the third group game (June 24, 2:30pm) and of course beyond, we will probably be at more than one location! Stay tuned…

    Interested in the Dutch? Join our (free) organization via info@dutchtreat.ca (more info at http://www.dutchtreat.ca).

  2. Little birds keeping coming with suggestions:

    French supporters can be found at Saint Tropez, 315 King Street W., (416) 591-3670

    More Dutch: Betty’s, 240 King St. E., (416) 368-1300

    Mexicans: La Mexicana, 838 Yonge St., (647) 258-7967

    More Portuguese: Chiado Restaurant, 864 College St., 416-538-1910

  3. There is nowhere in central/downtown T.O. to watch Die Mannschaft make their march to their 4th star. I have decided that comandeering Whisters Grille at 995 Broadview Avenue would be appropriate.

    Far enough east of “Little Italy”, just north of “Greektown” and far enough away from any Ghana, Serbia or Australian fans. 🙂

    “Die DFB-Elf”

  4. The Dutch found a new home at Liberty Bistro, in Liberty Village, at the corner of Liberty Street and Atlantic Ave.

  5. School Fraser street 70 in Liberty Village, Holland house 2010 ,2 patios,6 hd screens ,outdoor screens,150 seats!
    5 events more people every time so far 2 games more to win to go on the way to the cup!

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