Sports fanatics and casual spectators alike could not help but get swept up in an exciting year for Toronto sports teams. While the running joke involves disappointed Maple Leafs fans, the city’s other teams, and even the buds, gave fans more than enough to cheer about last year. Check out our quick recap of the highs and lows of the past seasons and book your stay at Toronto hotels when you watch your favourite team play.
Remember the elation and the heartbreak as we look ahead to another year of athleticism, skill, and local pride:
- Maple Leafs: First overall pick Austin Matthews brought the team a much needed surge of inspiration and hope in its 100th season. A young roster that also includes Mitch Marner and William Nylander is grounded by the experience and passion of Mike Babcock on the bench. He aims to build a cohesive franchise that can recreate successes of the distant past. It has been half a century since the team last won a Stanley Cup, but young talent and strong leadership are giving fans a glimmer of hope for the coming year.
- Raptors: The city was buzzing at the beginning of last year, as the NBA All Stars game was hosted at the ACC. From then on, the Raptors kept local fans buzzing as they had strong momentum throughout the season. They earned the Atlantic division title for the third consecutive year and, for the first time, the team made it to the Eastern Conference Finals. DeRozan and Lowry promise fans another big season in 2017.
- Blue Jays: Coming off their fantastic run ending a playoff drought in 2015, the Jays returned to the playoffs with a dramatic journey to the American League Championship. Unfortunately, the Cleveland Indians stopped them in their tracks towards the World Series. Fans remain hopeful and look toward another season with a dugout that is filled with talent and heart.
- TFC: Towards the end of the year, Toronto ended the season strong, finishing in third place in the Eastern Conference. The playoffs brought record-breaking performances and plenty of excitement for fans. With 17 goals in the playoffs, the team set a new record for the MLSE and overcame Montreal rivals to make it to the finals. Penalty kicks provided a memorable ending for the city, even if the results did not go in favour of the reds. The team looks to return this year with even more momentum.
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