Toronto’s most famous football fan, Mayor Rob Ford will be greeting the Grey Cup when it comes into town this Friday.
The championship trophy of the Canadian Football League will be arriving in the city at 11:30 a.m. on Feb. 16, at the end of a 100-community tour across the country, to kick off Grey Cup Week in the city and the 100th anniversary of the Grey Cup.
The Grey Cup is travelling in a five-car Grey Cup 100 Train Tour that left Vancouver Sept. 9. It will be received on Toronto soil by First Nations Chief Bryon Laforme of the Mississaugas of the New Credit.
LaForme and CFL commissioner Mark Cohon will take the cup to Toronto City Hall, for an 11:30 a.m. ceremony with Mayor Ford to kick off the festival.
The festival will take place over 11 nights, at various venues including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
The 100th annual Grey Cup game is slated for Sunday, Nov. 25 at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.
– David Nickle