• 2018

    World Cup in Toronto – 2018 Highlights

    Toronto World Cup Fans 2018

    World Cup fans in Toronto – 2018 Highlight Gallery While the 2018 FIFA World Cup is far from over, these two off days allow for a quick breath and a lot of reflection. Along with millions of soccer fans around the world, I really needed it. Plus, it gave me a chance to put together a gallery of some of my favourite moments thus far in the 2018 tournament here in Toronto. From witnessing Germany‘s exit to England‘s penalty shot victory over Colombia, from Panama and Iceland‘s first world cup matches ever to shooting fans of Peru pack a restaurant in little Italy during Taste of Italy, it’s be a…

  • Croatia World Cup Finals Toronto Mississauga Croatia Park
    2018,  Croatia

    Croatia – 2018 Finals

    This being my fourth year shooting the World Cup in Toronto photography project, I’ve still only once been with there to photograph fans of the country that won the championship in real time. In 2006 I was on College Street…

  • Russia World Cup Toronto Fans
    2018,  Russia

    Russia – 2018

    My first venue to view the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Toronto was Red Square Restaurant. I was hoping to catch fans of the host nation celebrating both a win and the pride of being a host country. It was…

  • Brazil World Cup Toronto Fans
    2018,  Brazil

    Brazil – 2018

    During the course of the 2018 World Cup, I had seen seen a few bars that jumped out at me as places I wanted to visit later in the tournament. Vivid was one of them. After one of the earlier…

  • England World Cup Toronto Fans
    2018,  Colombia,  England

    England – 2018

    As Scallywags is an authentic English football headquarters, and the fact I had got some amazing photos of Colombia fans in Toronto 2014, I decided to say put for the afternoon match. The anticipation for the clash of England and…

  • Sweden World Cup Toronto Fans
    2018,  Sweden

    Sweden – 2018

    This is one legitimate Sweden fan, and they are harder to find than you think. I had suggestions from the Consulate General of Sweden, Toronto to try either the Gull & Firkin in the Beaches or Scallywags. I started at…

  • Belgium World Cup Toronto
    2018,  Belgium,  Japan

    Belgium – 2018

    In the knockout round, when choosing which team to photograph, I usually go for the underdog. The theory is that if the underdog wins, then they will be even that much more pumped. If the underdog is defeated, well, it…

  • Croatia World Cup Toronto
    2018,  Croatia

    Croatia – 2018

    The last time I was in Croatia Parish Park was in 2006, there were no goals in the match, it was relatively borning, but I remember it fondly and have always loved the checkered uniforms of the Croatian fans. With…

  • Portugal World Cup Toronto
    2018,  Portugal

    Portugal – 2018

    There are so many great Portuguese focused bars in Toronto, it’s hard to pick just one. As for some teams, I like to just wander the most likely intersections and find a bar that looks the most intriguing. Plus, I…

  • France World Cup Toronto
    2018,  France

    France – 2018

    The first game of the 2018 FIFA World Cup knockout round was a pure gem, with back and forth scoring and a full seven goals scored. With Argentina going home and France feeling as confident as ever, it is yet…

  • Switzerland World Cup Toronto
    2018,  Switzerland

    Switzerland – 2018

    Unlike the Germany game in the morning, there wasn’t quite as much tension with the Swiss fans at The Rushton on St. Clair Avenue West. It was a much fancier establishment then a lot of the other venues I’ve been…

  • Germany World Cup Toronto
    2018,  Germany

    Germany – 2018

    Wow. Germany, the reigning world champions, will not advance to the knockout stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. I’ve watched a lot of World Cup games here in Toronto, and this was by far the most nervously intense crowd…

  • Egypt World Cup Toronto
    2018,  Egypt,  Saudi Arabia

    Egypt – 2018

    I do my best to photograph teams as early in the tournament as possible, ideally game one or two. With Egypt, despite heroic attempts to catch game two, I was left capturing fans for their third and final game. Considering…

  • Iran World Cup Toronto
    2018,  Iran

    Iran – 2018

    I’ve had some really great experiences with Iranian fans over my 12 years doing this project. In fact, an Iranian fan in 2006 was the first and only fan to hand me a flag from their country. I still have…

  • Panama World Cup Toronto
    2018,  Panama

    Panama – 2018

    It took me a while to find supporters of Panama. I had not had any significant leads before their first game, I knew I would find a row of cars with Panama flags and a bar packed with supporters somewhere…

  • Peru World Cup Toronto 2018
    2018,  Peru

    Peru – 2018

    There were a number of great bars and restaurants to watch the World Cup with Peru fans in the GTA, but I’m so glad I stuck with my gut and headed to Mochica on College St. Not only was it…

  • Iceland World Cup Toronto
    2018,  Iceland

    Iceland – 2018

    I was slightly worried about finding fans of the smallest country ever to qualify for the FIFA World Cup, but the Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto organized a viewing at The Football Factory on Bathurst and Iceland fans responded. Although…