Toronto FC to start 2021 MLS season in Florida

Toronto FC will make Florida their home base for the start of the 2021 MLS season, the club announced Friday. 

The club will use the facilities at the Omni Resort at ChampionsGate in Orlando for training and could play their home matches in both Orlando and Tampa, depending on the MLS schedule dates. The length of TFC’s stay in Florida will be contingent upon health and safety regulations as borders re-open in Canada.

“We are unable to make BMO Field in Toronto our home for the start of the MLS season,” said TFC general manager Ali Curtis in a club release. “But we will continue to work with local and federal officials to monitor the situation back home and return as soon as possible.”

Due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and the border restrictions between Canada and the US, Toronto FC made East Hartford, Connecticut, their home base following MLS' return to home markets in August 2020.

The schedule for the 2021 MLS season will be announced in the coming weeks.