Toronto Set to Be WNBA’s 14th Franchise, First Outside U.S.

May 10, 2024

Toronto will be the WNBA’s 14th team and first outside the United States, beginning play in May 2026, according to the CBC.

Billionaire Larry Tanenbaum, the chairman of Maple Leafs Sports & Entertainment and a minority owner in the Maple Leafs and Raptors among other investments, was awarded the franchise, with an official announcement expected in the city May 23. According to the CBC, the expansion team will play at the city’s 8,000-seat Coca-Cola Coliseum. FOS