Media Advisory
October 3, 2023

The City of Toronto will hold a flag-raising ceremony to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Toronto Argonauts Football Club tomorrow. The Toronto Argonauts are North America’s oldest professional sports franchise, still using their original name.

Date: Wednesday, October 4
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Courtesy flagpole, Podium Roof, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen Street W

Argo fans are invited to attend and show their support at City Hall.

The ceremony will include remarks by Mayor Olivia Chow and Michael “Pinball” Clemons, General Manager of the Argos, with a special appearance from Jason the Argonaut, the team’s mascot. Also in attendance will be current and former Argos team members, including:

  • Adriano Belli, retired Toronto Argonauts player
  • Andrew Harris, Toronto Argonauts running back player
  • Damon Allen, retired Toronto Argonauts player, Canadian Football League record-holder for ‘All-Time Rushing Yards by a Quarterback
  • Dashaun Amos, Toronto Argonauts defensive back player
  • Henoc Muamba, Toronto Argonauts linebacker player, 2022 Grey Cup’s Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Canadian
  • Matt Black, retired Toronto Argonauts player
  • Mike Eben, retired Toronto Argonauts player

Founded on October 4, 1873, the Argos hold the Canadian Football League record for Grey Cup titles with 18 wins to their credit. As part of its anniversary celebrations, the club, in cooperation with Football Toronto, will host the Argos Cup, a flag football tournament featuring teams from 20 schools across the Greater Toronto Area. The team is also set to face the Edmonton Elks on October 6 with a special pre-game tailgate and a halftime event planned.

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