The Insider's Game Day: Toronto Argos

Aerial view of the BMO Field stadium where the Toronto Argos play football

Photo credit: Destination Toronto

Founded in 1873, the Argos are one of the oldest professional sports teams in North America. Their first cup was won in 1914 and the latest victory was in 2017. Canadian football differs from American football with a larger size of playing field, deeper end zones and slightly different rules, including number of players on the field, time-outs, downs, players in motion, scoring and the location of the field goal posts in the end zone. The Argos play in the CFL East Division.

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BMO Field


If you haven’t been to an Argos game recently, you might remember their home turf as Rogers Centre. The Argos relocated to BMO Field at the start of their 2016 season and adopting it as their new home. Located at 170 Princes' Boulevard at Exhibition Place and near Ontario Place, BMO Field provides seating closer to the action. BMO is an accessible stadium with barrier-free seating and accessible washrooms.

From burgers, sandwiches, a variety of drinks and pizza to jerk chicken poutine and cold beer, there are plenty of food choices at BMO’s food concession to fuel fan energy. BMO is also a contactless venue that only accepts credit and debit cards. There is also a restricted bag policy at BMO Field to travel light.
 

How to Get to BMO Field

BMO Field is located in the centre of Exhibition Place along Princes’ Boulevard, just look out for the iconic Princes’ Gates at the entrance of Exhibition Place grounds.

By Car: Take the Don Valley Parkway to Lakeshore Boulevard from the east or the Gardiner Expressway that leads to Lakeshore Boulevard from the west.

By Streetcar: Take the 511 Bathurst Streetcar or 509 Harbourfront streetcar to the Exhibition Place stops.

By Bus: Take the 29 Dufferin, 121A, Fort York-Esplanade 121A or Fort York Esplanade 121C to the Princes’ Gates loop on the Exhibition Place grounds.

By Train: Take the GO Train Lakeshore East or West line to Exhibition station. The station is located outside of the Exhibition Place grounds.

Cycling: There are pedestrian friendly routes that lead to Exhibition Place as well as bicycle racks for cyclists on the Exhibition Place grounds.

Parking: Underground parking, pay and display and attendant booth parking are available at the various parking lots around Exhibition Place. There are a few wheelchair accessible parking, hybrid vehicle parking and parking for parents with small children throughout the parking lots. Download the map to locate parking and bike racks.

Where to Buy Toronto Argos Tickets

Get your Toronto Argos tickets directly from the team’s official website. Choose from a single ticket for a one-off game or snag tickets for a large group. You can also get a Family Fun Pack if you’re taking your kids to see the best team in Toronto, or go for a Flex Pack if you know you want to be a regular fan but can’t make it to each and every game. Season passes and luxury suites are available too. Mobile ticketing is another convenient way to purchase tickets.

Tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster, including accessible tickets. Standard tickets can be exchanged for available accessible tickets in advance.

Tips to Have a Great Fan Experience

With such a long and illustrious sporting history, the Argos have a strong fanbase with loads of awesome traditions, including tailgate parties and of course their rallying fight song “Go Argos Go”.

Wear your blue Argos jersey to the game. If you don’t have one, there’s plenty of choices from the merchandise available to buy at the store at BMO Field. And cheer along with the co-ed Argo cheerleading squad!
 

Last updated: April 21, 2022

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