Toronto was recently awarded the 14th WNBA franchise. 

According to this TikTok video posted by user @wnba, Toronto was recently awarded the 14th Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) Franchise.


WELCOME TO THE W, TORONTO 🇨🇦 #wnba #wnbatoronto @WNBA Toronto

♬ original sound – WNBA

So what does this mean?

This is the league’s first expansion outside of the US and marks the WNBA’s 14th franchise as noted here in this related article by BBC. As the article goes on to explain, this team will begin playing in 2026 but the name of the team has not yet been decided.

Toronto WNBA Team Name

Some fans have reportedly already put forward suggestions for the potential team name, such as; Toronto Dragons, Huskies, Northstars, etc. as the article above outlines.  This press release announcement also claims that the team will be owned and operated by Kilmer Sports Ventures.

“Bringing a WNBA team to Toronto represents an important milestone for our league as we continue to expand both domestically and outside the United States,” said WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert.  “With Larry Tanenbaum’s distinguished record of leading successful sports franchises and Toronto’s appeal as a dynamic, diverse city that cares deeply about the game of basketball, we are confident that this new team will thrive as a first-class WNBA organization and become a great source of inspiration and support for the Toronto-area community and across Canada.”

The press release also stated that the team will play its home games at the historic Coca-Cola Coliseum at Exhibition Place in downtown Toronto.

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