Some fans gathered at a local restaurant to see who their national team would face first, with the opening match of the tournament set between Italy and England.
"I grow up in Italy, we grow up with the soccer game," said Guiseppe Rauti
Host country Brazil will play its opening match against Croatia.
With Spanish soccer fans flooding into Toronto's streets after winning the 2010 World Cup, restaurant owners are already looking forward to the good business.
"I'd say at least double," said Rocco Mastrangelo, owner of Cafe Diplomatico in Little Italy, when asked about the impact the tournament has on business.
Brazil soccer fan Ricardo Basso said it's fun now but once tournament starts the rivalries are on.
"I totally believe we can enjoy our friends, watch the games, but during the games its a fight – don't talk to me," he said.
The FIFA World Cup runs June 12 to July 13.Suggest a correction