About the Photographer

About the World Cup in Toronto Photographer

Joseph Michael Howarth has been working on an epic photography project for a very long time. Beginning in 2006, Joseph has been traveling around the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) during World Cup games to find and photograph fans cheering for teams from all over the world. After five World Cups and thousands of kilometres, he has photographed fans of 55 different countries participating in the World Cup. In 2026, Joseph is super excited to actually photograph an actual World Cup match here is his home city. That being said, he will still be turning his camera away from the pitch, and onto the fans.

In 2006, Joseph logged over 800 kms and 3500 photos in his journey around the GTA and found fans from all 32 teams participating in that year’s tournament. He believes he might be the only person to have visited and watch live games with fans from each country within one city during the 2006 World Cup, and quite possibly any World Cup ever.

In 2010, 2014 and 2018, 2022, Joseph again went out across the GTA to find teams he had not photographed in 2006. With the exception of North Korea, Joseph added 22 new teams to this project. In the summer of 2026 he will again pursue fans of the teams new to the tournament since he began the project, this time with an expanded bracket.

Find out where to watch the World Cup in Toronto. Suggestions are always welcome.

Joseph Michael Howarth is a commercial photographer based in Toronto, Canada.

You can visit his website at Joseph Michael Photography. He is available for weddings, family photos, and does a whole host of events and commercial photography.

World Cup in Toronto – In the Media

In 2010 Joseph has two CBC television interviews about his coverage of the world cup in 2006. This first one is an interview with Connie Walker and was featured on CBC Television: Connect with Mark Kelley. It was shot in Scallywags bar on St. Clair West on the opening day of the 2010 World Cup. Scallywags was one of the great World Cup venues in Toronto, it will be missed.

In a much different environment, CBC news also invited Joseph to their Toronto studio to do an interview with Anne-Marie Mediwake. They talked about specific photos he had taken in 2006 and 2010. This interview was conducted on June 14, 2010.

To reach out to Joseph for media contacts or interviews, please see our contact page.

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