Toronto FC and BMO Financial Group (BMO) have agreed a 10-year renewal and expansion of their foundational partnership.
The agreement ensures BMO is featured prominently on the Toronto FC kit and that the home of Toronto FC will continue to be named BMO Field.
BMO Field will also host matches during the 2026 FIFA World Cup with Toronto being recently announced as a host city.
As both organizations look ahead to the next decade, a key priority of Toronto FC and BMO at the grassroots and professional levels of soccer will be promoting equity in the sport and developing more avenues for women and girls to learn, play and coach.
Toronto FC President Bill Manning said:
BMO has been a foundational partner of Toronto FC since day one of the franchise's history and have played a pivotal role in the growth of the club, and its many successes, in those fifteen years.
It is fitting that we announce a long-term renewal with BMO as we not only set our sights on delivering another championship for the city and our fans, but also a long-term ambition to grow the game and create opportunities for women and girls in soccer across the country. We are grateful to BMO for their continued support and excited about all that we will be able to accomplish together over the next ten years.
Cameron Fowler, chief strategy and operations officer, BMO Financial Group, added:
BMO is proud to share more than 15 years of history with MLSE. This renewed partnership with Toronto FC demonstrates the strength of our commitment to the franchise and to increasing gender equity in soccer and beyond.
Our Purpose is to Boldly Grow the Good in business and life and our commitment to an inclusive society drives us to partner with leading organizations like MLSE to create and expand programs that tackle barriers to inclusion.
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