It's Grey Cup Sunday in Toronto.
If you're heading downtown today, police advise you take transit.
The TTC is offering a commemorative Grey Cup day pass today for $10.50.
GO Transit is running extra trains today on each line before and after the game.
If you don't have tickets to the game but want to take in some of the excitement, there are several events that you can take part in:
Telus Street Festival
Front St, near John St
Live concerts, team parties, food, beer tents and overall revelry will be in full swing on Front St. from Simcoe to John and north to King St. With a mix of ticketed and free to the public events, fans old and new will indulge in an outdoor ribfest and the largest tailgate party, presented by Frank’s RedHot, ever to be staged!
Starting Point: Varsity Stadium
To celebrate the 100th Grey Cup – and for the first time in our storied history – YOU, the devoted fans of our league, will carry the Grey Cup to the stadium on Grey Cup Sunday – literally. Join fellow CFL fans from across the country in the Sun Life Grey Cup Fan March and be a part of history! The Cup will be marched through the streets of Toronto from Varsity Stadium to the TELUS Street Festival. Come out to march with CFL alumni, cheerleaders, mascots and live bands. But most importantly come out for your chance to carry the Grey Cup to the historic playing of the 100th Grey Cup Championship!
To get a chance to carry the Grey Cup, you must be present at one of the March pep rallies or be part of the Sun Life Grey Cup Fan March itself as it makes its way to the stadium. March organizers will be in the crowds and at the pep rallies looking for fans that embody the spirit of our league and are showing their passion for the game to carry the Grey Cup. So come out and show why this is OUR league!
The route map is attached to this story.
Grey Cup Pre-Game Party
Metro Toronto Convention Centre
An Invitation to Rock the Nation!
Inside the South Building of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, fans will fill themselves with pre-game tailgate delicacies and enjoy a few beverages, all while rocking out to great live performances. Kathleen Edwards will take to the stage and will ramp things up with her unique brand of alt-country. Closing out Canada’s biggest party is music legend Burton Cummings. As lead singer and keyboardist for the iconic Canadian band The Guess Who, followed by a hugely successful solo career, Burton Cummings will wow the crowd with hits such as “Stand Tall” and “My Own Way to Rock”. Adding to this celebration for the millennium will be a pre-game pep-talk by Canadian Football Hall of Famer, 4 time Grey Cup Champion Michael “Pinball” Clemons, plus CFL greats mingling with the crowd. This is THE Grey Cup experience to impress your friends, clients and associates. The 100th Grey Cup is one for the ages, and the Official Pre-Game Party is the perfect opportunity to celebrate it in style!
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100th Grey Cup Game
The seal to the 100th Grey Cup Festival! Fans from across the country will cheer on the final two teams who will battle for the title of Champions of the 100th Grey Cup. With an already sold out stadium, the energy will be at a maximum for this much anticipated game!
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Full closure: Friday, November 23, 2012, at 7 p.m. to Monday, November 26, 2012, at 5 a.m.
- Front Street West, University Avenue to John Street
- John Street, Wellington Street West to Front Street West
- Simcoe Street, Wellington Street West to Station Street
Partial closure: Friday, November 23, 2012, at 7 p.m. to Monday, November 26, 2012, at 5 a.m.
- Front Street West, John Street to Blue Jays Way (local traffic only)
There will be a rolling lane closure in order to facilitate the CFL Fan March on Sunday, November 25, 2012, starting at 12:30 p.m. The CFL Fan March will start at the University of Toronto Varsity Stadium at Bloor Street West and Devonshire Place.
The parade will travel eastbound on Bloor Street West and then turn to southbound Yonge Street. The parade will continue southbound on Yonge Street until Queen Street West where it will turn westbound. The parade will continue westbound on Queen Street West until York Street where it will turn southbound. The parade will continue southbound on York Street until King Street where it will turn westbound. The parade will continue westbound on King Street West until University Avenue where it will turn southbound. The parade will continue southbound on University Avenue arriving at Front Street West and the entrance to the Front Street West Street Festival.
The public is strongly encouraged to take the TTC.