Recently, the City of Toronto celebrated its 180th birthday. That made me think, is Toronto the City of Champions? I believe it is.
Toronto has had many successful sports teams of the years, both current and past. Current sports teams include the Toronto Argonauts, Toronto Blue Jays, Toronto Maple Leafs (both the hockey team and the baseball team), Toronto Marlies, Toronto Raptors, Toronto F.C., and Toronto Rock. Past teams include the Toronto Marlboros (also known as the ‘Marlies’), Toronto Blizzard, Toronto Huskies, Toronto Roadrunners, and Toronto Toros.
Ice hockey game between the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Teams from Toronto have won the following titles:
Grey Cup 23 times(Toronto Argonauts 16 times, University of Toronto Varsity Blues 4 times, Toronto Balmy Beach 2 times, Toronto RCAF Hurricanes 1 time)
Memorial Cup 14 times (Toronto Marlboros 7 times, St. Michael’s Majors 4 times, University of Toronto Schools 1 time, West Toronto Nationals 1 time)
Stanley Cup 14 times (Toronto Maple Leafs 11 times, Toronto Arenas 1 time, Toronto St. Patricks 1 time, Toronto Blueshirts 1 time)
International League Pennant 12 times (Toronto Maples Leafs 12 times)
Jack and Lynne Dominico Trophy (Intercounty Baseball) 8 times (Toronto Maple Leafs 8 times)
Champion’s Cup 6 times (Toronto Rock 6 times)
Amway Canadian Championship 4 times (Toronto F.C. 4 times)
Governors’ Trophy 4 times(Toronto Maple Leafs baseball team 4 times)
World Series 2 times(Toronto Blue Jays 2 times)
Junior World Series (Intercounty baseball) 2 times (Toronto Maple Leafs)
Soccer Bowl 1 time (Toronto Blizzard)
Therefore, let’s celebrate Toronto’s long history of winning.
About Edward Brain
I am a long time condo activist and have a background in Business Administration.