Argos Victory Parade on Tuesday
Toronto sports fans are getting ready to enjoy a rare treat, a championship party in their own backyard.
The Toronto's Argonauts will parade the Grey Cup through the streets of Canada's largest city today to celebrate their 35-22 win over the Calgary Stampeders in the 100th edition of the CFL championship game. It starts at 11:30am.
The parade will start near Union Station and will proceed up Bay Street to Toronto City Hall, where city officials will declare Tuesday as ``Toronto Argonauts Day.''
A fleet of 28 pickup trucks and one convertible will carry quarterback Ricky Ray, running back and Grey Cup MVP Chad Kackert, wide receiver Chad Owens and others along the parade route. It's the first championship parade in Toronto since the Argonauts won the Grey Cup in 2004 and will be a shot in the arm for the city's long-suffering sports fans.
Canada's largest sports market has also been its most underachieving. Baseball's Blue Jays have not won a championship since 1993, hockey's Maple Leafs have been shut out since 1967 and basketball's Raptors and soccer's Toronto FC haven't even come
(The Canadian Press)