It’s that time of year again. Nope, we’re not talking about Christmas (though for some people it’s just as exciting) – we are talking about the Grey Cup!
This year’s event will be held in Toronto and will feature the best Canadian football teams from the east and west battling it out in Rogers stadium. Home to the oldest team in history (139 years to be exact!), the Toronto Argonauts, this championship battle is guaranteed to be one of the best ever – and the city of Toronto is sparing no expense when it comes to the celebrations.
For ten days and eleven nights, there will be over 50 events including: a football film festival, a family fun zone, traditional team parties, galas, player awards, and non-stop live performances.
Among the performers expected are Faber Drive, Said the Whale, Fefe Dobson, Our Lady Peace, Spirit of the West among many others.Famous acts will be packing the OLG Stage at The TELUS Street Festival located on Front Street, from Simcoe St, to John St and north to Wellington.
In addition to live music, people who attend the Street Festival can also experience Canada’s largest Ribfest (featuring some of the best rib recipes in North America) in addition to an amazing outdoor beer garden and tailgate party.
If you are looking for a little fun with the Family, you can also attend the Nissan Family Zone at Yonge-Dundas Square which will have non-stop slew of kid-friendly events for the entire duration of the 10 day, city-wide celebration.
Parents and children can enjoy educational programming, a mini football field with clinics led by CIS players, special performances on the Petro Canada Stage, games, giveaways for the kids, meet and greets with dancers and cheerleaders, great food and so much more.
Grey Cup Free Performance Schedule:
|OLG STAGE SCHEDULE||ARTIST||SET TIME|
|Friday, November 23||Sirius XM Winner – ERA 9||4:30pm|
|Saturday, November 24||Bender||1:30pm|
|Sirius XM Winner – ERA 9||2:30pm|
|Said The Whale||8:00pm|
|Our Lady Peace||10:15pm|
|Sunday, November 25||Sirius XM Winner – ERA 9||12:30pm|
|Spirit Of the West||3:30pm|
*November 21 – Scotiabank 100th Grey Cup Gala
**November 22 – Gibson’s Finest Player Awards
November 22 – TELUS Players Party
November 23 – 24 – Molson Canadian House Concert Series
November 23 – 48th Vanier Cup
November 25 – The Official Pre-Game Party
With the final two teams hailing from Toronto and Calgary, there are sure to be quite a few fans flying in from all parts of the country. So if you are looking for accommodations close to the airport, our Sandman Signature Hotel & Suites is just minutes away. For a list of packages, hot deals and room rates, click here: http://www.sandmansignature.ca/specials-rewards/hot-deals/