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Where To Watch The 2016 Olympics In Toronto

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Updated: 30 August 2016
The 2016 Rio Olympics are nigh – and though the Games have been plagued with problems and concerns, the show must going on, and Canadians are gearing up to root for their athletes. Luckily for Torontonians, there’s no need to head to Rio for the action: there are plenty of places to catch the Games right here in the city. With the Games right around the corner, here is a roundup of free public viewing spots where you can check out CBC/Radio Canada’s coverage in Toronto.
Canada at London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony | © KhE 龙/WikiCommons
Canada at London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony | © KhE 龙/WikiCommons
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Canadian Broadcasting Centre

CBC will be Canada’s go-to television channel, radio station, website, app (and so on) during the 2016 Olympics. With real-time results, more than 4,000 hours of live streaming, interactive medal standings, news, photos and more from Rio, Canadians will be spending a lot of time with the CBC, so you might as well head directly to their Front Street building to catch some of the action.

August 3-21 | Daily: 7 AM – Midnight

CBC, 250 Front St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 205 331

CBC Toronto | © Joseph Morris/Flickr

CBC Toronto | © Joseph Morris/Flickr

Toronto’s Malls

Many of Toronto’s major malls will be screening the games. Perks include access to air conditioning, the food court, and – if there’s a lull in the sporting events – ample opportunity for shopping breaks.

CF Sherway Gardens
August 5-21 | Weekdays: 10 AM – 9 PM, Saturdays: 10 AM – 9:30 PM; Sundays: 11 AM – 6 PM
CF Sherway Gardens, 25 The West Mall, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 621 1070

Toronto Eaton Centre
August 5-21 | Weekdays: 10 AM – 9:30 PM, Saturdays: 9:30 AM – 9:30 PM; Sundays: 11 AM – 7 PM
Toronto Eaton Centre, 220 Yonge St, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 598 8560

Yorkdale Shopping Centre
August 5-21 |Weekdays: 10 AM – 9 PM, Saturdays: 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM; Sundays: 11 AM – 7 PM
Yorkdale Shopping Centre, 3401 Dufferin St, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 789 3261

Scarborough Town Centre
August 5-21 |Weekdays: 10 AM – 9 PM, Saturdays: 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM; Sundays: 11 AM – 7 PM
Scarborough Town Centre, 300 Borough Dr, Scarborough, ON, Canada, +1 416 296 0296

Square One Shopping Centre
August 5-21 |Weekdays: 10 AM – 9 PM, Saturdays: 9:30 AM – 9:00 PM; Sundays: 11 AM – 7 PM
Square One Shopping Centre, 100 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, ON, Canada, +1 905 279 7467

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Eaton Centre, Toronto | © Svetlana Grechkina/WikiCommons
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Canada Square

Residents of Yonge-Eglinton can enjoy some easy access viewing. Canada Square may best be known for its office space and cinema, but from August 5th to 21st, screenings from the Olympics will be front and centre stage.

August 5-21 | Daily: 7 AM – 7 PM

Canada Square, 2200 Yonge St, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 646 0444

Downtown Toronto

Toronto’s Downtown Core and Financial District will take a (temporary) reprieve from consumerism to celebrate the Rio Games. If you find yourself in or around any of these financial centres and buildings, stop to catch an event or two.

2 Queen
August 5-21 | Weekdays: 7 AM – 6 PM
2 Queen St. E, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 369 2626

Bay Adelaide Centre
August 5-21 ​| Weekdays: 7 AM – 1 AM
Bay Adelaide Centre, 333 Bay St. Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 647 260 1136

Brookfield Place
August 5-21 ​​| Daily: 7 AM – 1 AM
Brookfield Place, 181 Bay St. Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 777 6480

Dynamic Funds Tower
August 5-21 | Daily: 7 AM – 7 PM
Dynamic Funds Tower, 1 Adelaide St E, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 363 5621

First Canadian Place
August 5-21 | Weekdays: 7 AM – 11 PM
First Canadian Place, 100 King St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 862 8138

MetroCentre
August 5-21 ​​| Daily: 7 AM – 7 PM
MetroCentre, 200 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 865 8300

Richmond Adelaide Centre
August 5-21 ​​| Daily: 7 AM – 7 PM
Richmond-Adelaide Centre, 130 Adelaide St. W., Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 415 2453

Royal Bank Plaza (Indoors)
August 5-21 ​​| Daily: 7 AM – 7 PM
Royal Bank Plaza, 200 Bay St, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 865 8300

Royal Bank Plaza (Outdoors)
August 8-12 | Daily: 7 AM – 7 PM
Royal Bank Plaza, 200 Bay St and Wellington St, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 865 8300

TD Centre
August 5-21​​ | Weekdays: 7 AM – 6 PM
TD Centre, 66 Wellington St. W, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 304 1953

WaterPark Place
August 5-21 | Daily: 7 AM – 7 PM
WaterPark Place, 88 Queen’s Quay W, Toronto, ON, Canada, +1 416 360 4611

Financial District Toronto | © Tyler. Chris Tyler/WikiCommons
Financial District Toronto | © Tyler. Chris Tyler/WikiCommons

Sports Bars

In addition to the many public viewing opportunities, there’s always the old standby option: the sports bar. In a city that has a seasonal obsession with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Blue Jays, there are plenty of sports bars that will be screening coverage from Rio. Be forewarned: a Jays game may take precedence over Olympics events, so check in advance if there’s an event you’re set on catching. We’ve rounded up some of Toronto’s finest sports bars, but whether you choose Dock Ellis in the west, or Loose Moose downtown, you’re bound to find Games coverage at any Toronto establishment in possession of a television screen.

Courtesy of Real Sports Bar & Grill
Courtesy of Real Sports Bar & Grill