From having no junior representatives on last year's national junior hockey team, Toronto looks like it will have at least four players with strong local connections on this year's team, including Scarborough's Devante Smith-Pelly who was released by the Anaheim Ducks to the junior team.
The others include Beach born and raised resident Jamie Oleksiak, a defenceman, who played in the Scarborough Hockey Association as a youth and who has one sister currently playing with the Scarborough Sharks girls hockey organization, and brothers Jamie and Dougie Hamilton.
The four players were in the 22-player line-up announced by Hockey Canada on Wednesday.
Not in it was Scarborough's Tyler Toffoli who survived the first round of cuts and who scored two goals at the training camp's final exhibition game - which Team Canada won Tuesday night 7-4 over a university all-star team.
"Coming into today, I knew this was my last chance and coming in to the weekend I knew it was my last opportunity to play for Team Canada on the world junior stage," Toffoli said, in an interview posted on the Hockey Canada website, following the game.
Toffoli and fellow Torontonian Christian Thomas, who was also cut, have both had tough luck at the junior camps. Both were not even asked to try out last year.
Toffoli, a draft pick of the Los Angeles Kings who suits up for the Ottawa 67's, went on to win last year's OHL scoring title and still remains in second place in OHL scoring this year.
Injuries, however, could see minor changes to the line-up until Christmas.
Both Smith-Pelly and Toffoli are former Birchmount Park Collegiate students and second round NHL draft picks.
Oleksiak went to Balmy Beach Community School and then on to Crestwood Preparatory College in Toronto (where he suited up with the Hamilton brothers).
The Hamilton brothers have lived in St. Catharines (where they play for the Niagara IceDogs) since 2008 but are Toronto born and raised.