Reason to Love Toronto: because the Argos finally gave local fans a hometown victory
Sports fandom in Toronto is tough. The last time the Blue Jays were World Series champs was two decades ago (though next season should be interesting); for the Maple Leafs, it’s been much, much longer since they took home the cup. Toronto FC had a dismal year, and the Raptors’ record is currently 3–11. Leave it to the Argonauts, the Toronto sports team with the lowest profile, to give the city a much-needed reason to celebrate. The Argos’ 35–22 triumph over the Calgary Stampeders in the 100th Grey Cup—in Toronto, no less—has loyal fans elated, Calgarians humbled and the ranks of local CFL watchers swelling (at least temporarily). Bring on the victory parade.