For the next nine days, Toronto will be filled with happy sports fans as the 100th Grey Cup Festival takes over the city, making appearances at City Hall, the Scotiabank Theatre, Yonge-Dundas Square, and the Rogers Centre.
The Grey Cup Festival has a little something for everyone leading up to the big game at the Rogers Centre on Sunday, November 25. Festivities are already under way as the Grey Cup arrived at City Hall earlier today, and the Rushes Football Film Festival started yesterday with Brian’s Song.
On top of those events, the Nissan Family Zone runs tomorrow at Yonge-Dundas Square from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM, and Sunday from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and includes music, Vanier Cup trivia, and a variety of performers.
Over at Nathan Phillips Square, the mbna Adrenaline Zone runs from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Saturday, and 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Sunday, and includes the Toronto Sun Zipline and photo opportunities with the Grey Cup during the Cavalcade of Lights concert from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM.
The Rushes Film Festival also runs over the weekend with Jerry Maguire and Any Given Sunday on Saturday, and The Replacements on Sunday.
Beyond the weekend though, the Grey Cup Festival has events every day leading up to the 100th Grey Cup game. The mbna Adrenaline Zone runs every day, the Scotiabank 100th Grey Cup Gala dinner will take place on the field of the Rogers Centre on Wednesday, November 21. The Telus Players Party is at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre on Thursday, November 22, and the Telus Street Festival begins on Friday, November 23, and features Classified, Platinum Blonde, Victoria Duffield, Our Lady Peace, The Mahones, and Spirit of the West.
Read the full list of Grey Cup Festival events at www.100thgreycupfestival.ca/en/events, and stay tuned for coverage. If you’re a dedicated fan of Canadian football, the next nine days are going to celebrate the Grey Cup’s 100th anniversary in style.