Argonauts Overview

Fast facts

League: Canadian Football League

Head Coach: Ryan Dinwiddie

Team Mascot: Jason

Year Opened: 2007

Capacity: 26500

City / State: Toronto / Ontario

Rivalries & Top Games to Attend

Argonauts vs Tiger-Cats

Rival Team: Hamilton Tiger-Cats

The Toronto Argonauts are the Ti-Cats archrivals, and the two teams have been squaring off on the gridiron since 1873. Only 51 miles separate Hamilton and Toronto meaning you’ll find plenty of both teams fans at these games helping create a fun and tense atmosphere. If you can only get to one game during the season, then make sure to be in attendance when the Ti-Cats come to town.

Argonauts vs Alouettes

Rival Team: Montreal Alouettes

Montreal and Toronto have a fierce rivalry that extends beyond sports making any contest between Montreal and Toronto intense. The Als-Argos rivalry mirrors the rivalry between the two cities as well as the Canadiens and Maple Leafs making every matchup between these two a must-see.

Argonauts vs Redblacks

Rival Team: Ottawa Redblacks

The NHL rivalry between the Ottawa and Toronto is an intense one, and it’s no different when it comes to the CFL. There is always a lot of bragging rights on the line when these two Ontario-based rivals square off, so don’t miss it when the Argonauts take on the Redblacks.

Argonauts Tailgate Guide


Tailgating is new to Argos games having just started last season following the team’s move to BMO Field. It may be in its infancy here, but that doesn’t mean you won’t have a fun time tailgating with your friends before the game. Everywhere you look, you’ll see Argos fans grilling out and throwing back some brews before the game.

If you want to set up a tailgate party, then make sure to get a Tailgate Parking Pass. The Tailgate Parking area is the only place that tailgating is allowed and is the perfect place to set up your tent, grill, coolers, and chairs. The one thing that is a bit of a bummer though is that you can’t bring your own alcohol but rather have to buy beer from the team at $4.00 a piece.

Those of you who aren’t looking to set up a tailgate, but still want to take part in the festivities will want to check out the Shipyard. The Shipyard is a fan festival area that offers everything you could want in a tailgating experience including food, drinks, and much more.

Tailgating is just getting started in Toronto, so come on out and be a part of the tradition from the beginning.



Stop by the Shipyard Fanfest before the game. At the Shipyard, you’ll be able to grab some food and drinks before the games and hang out with all your fellow Argos fans making it the perfect meeting spot before the game.

Where to tailgate

Argonauts Stadium Guide

In Game

The Argonauts recently moved into the intimate BMO Field making going to an Argos game better than ever before. BMO Field provides a much more intimate atmosphere than Skydome putting you right on top of the action no matter where you’re sitting. There isn’t a bad seat in the house at BMO Field making every Argos game a great experience.

In addition to providing better views of the action on the field, BMO Field also creates a much more close knit and electric atmosphere than Skydome as well. You’ll be able to influence the action on the field like never before thanks to the smaller size of BMO Field, so even if you’ve been to an Argos game at Skydome, you’ll get a whole new experience when attending a game at BMO Field.

Finally, you’ll enjoy a variety of different in-game entertainment options when attending an Argos game. The Argonotes pep band does an incredible job of pumping up the crowd with their tunes throughout the game, and you won’t want to miss the impressive displays put on by the Argos cheerleaders. Younger fans will also love Jason as you never know what he’ll do next.

An Argos game is a great time for any CFL fan or Toronto sports fan, so come out to BMO Field and show your support for the Argos.

Things to check out

Wall of Honour

If you’re a soccer fan then make sure to check out the Toronto FC Wall of Honour. Toronto FC recently unveiled a Wall of Honour celebrating the club’s ten years of existence. The wall honors all of the best players in club history including Giovinco, De Rosario, Dichio, and much more. Stop by the Wall of Honour and remember all of your favorite Reds of the past.

View of Downtown

BMO Field offers an incredible view of downtown Toronto from the west side. You’ll be able to get a clear view of the CN Tower and all of downtown if you have seats on the west side, so keep that in mind when planning your trip to BMO Field.


Enjoy the performance of the Argonotes throughout the game. The Argonotes pep band does a fantastic job of keeping the energy inside BMO Field at a fever pitch throughout the game, so make sure to enjoy their tunes.

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Jason the Mascot

Don’t miss Jason the Argonauts mascot when attending an Argos game. Jason gets into all kinds of shenanigans, so keep an eye out for him throughout the game.

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The Argos cheerleaders put on quite the show at Argonauts games making them a can’t miss part of any game. These talented performers pull out all the stops to put on a good show, so don’t leave your seat when they take the field.

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Fight Songs

  1. Go Argos Go

    Go Toronto Argos go go go
    Pull together fight the foe foe foe
    Scoring touchdowns for the blue on blue
    The Argos will win for you!

    Full of fight and courage you can’t stop
    They pile up the points until they reach the top
    Pull together ’til the Grey Cup’s won
    Go Argos go go go

    Go Toronto Argos go go go
    Pull together fight the foe foe foe
    Scoring touchdowns for the blue on blue
    The Argos will win for you

    Full of fight and courage you can’t stop
    They pile up the points until they reach the top
    Pull together till the Grey Cup’s won
    Go Argos go Toronto go
    Go Argos go go go

  2. Argos Rule the CFL

    The Alouettes, Lions, Blue Bombers, Tiger-cats, Eskimos, Stampeders, the Roughriders and the other Roughriders, but the Argos rule the CFL!

Argonauts Bars & Restaurants

  1. The Fox

    Phase Dining Entertainment beer

    THE FOX is the perfect spot for a quick. delicious pre-game meal or stay to a watch with the amazing crowd.

    35 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5J 1J5, Canada


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  2. Boxcar Social

    Boxcar Social Whiskey

    Offers a curated, rotating list of coffees from the best roasters in the world.

    1208 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M4T 1W1, Canada


    Bar website

    cafe - $

  3. Amsterdam BrewHouse

    Amsterdam BrewHouse Beer

    Where local craft beer meets local artisan food. 14 beers on tap, there’s something that suits every kind of taste!

    245 Queens Quay W, Toronto, ON M5J 2K9, Canada


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  4. Hoops Sports Bar & Grill

    Hoops Sports Bar Grill Beer

    Hoops Sports Bar and Grill is Toronto's premiere venue for all things in the wide world of sports.

    125 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5J 3A8, Canada


    Bar website

    american - sportsbar - $$

  5. Firkin on Harbour

    Firkin on Harbour Beer

    With twenty beers on tap, and a menu that aims to please a wide variety of palates, we offer a comfortable and inviting environment to grab a bite, a casual drink, or to watch the game.

    10 Yonge St, Toronto, ON M5E 1R4, Canada


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  6. Real Sports Bar & Grill

    Real Sports

    Experience the most thrilling match-ups played out in supersize at Real Sports Bar & Grill, where bigger the better is our mantra.

    15 York St a, Toronto, ON M5J 0A3, Canada


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  7. The Miller Tavern


    The Miller Tavern offers serious seafood, superb steaks, and sophisticated spirits in a casual, comfortable, urban environment.

    31 Bay St, Toronto, ON M5J 2Z3, Canada


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$

  8. The Loose Moose

    The Loose Moose Beer

    The Loose Moose is a lively bar in downtown Toronto favoured by locals and out-of-towners since 1989.

    146 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5J 1G2, Canada


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $$

  9. Steam Whistle Brewing

    Steam Whistle Brewing Beer

    All natural, craft brewed, Canada's Premium Pilsner. Do one thing really, really well.

    255 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5V 3M9, Canada


    Bar website

    sportsbar - $

  10. Bar Hop

    Bar Hop Dinner

    The Bar Hop is a craft beer bar that offers 38 taps with rotating choices, one off-brews and seasonal selections.

    391 King St W, Toronto, ON M5V 1K1, Canada


    Bar website

    american - $$

  11. Panago

    Panago Pizza

    Snack on some great delicious pizza that's surprisingly at the top level!

    120 Lynn Williams St, Toronto, ON M6K 3N6, Canada


    Bar website

    pizza - $$

  12. Pizza Pizza

    Imos Pizza Pizza

    Pizza Pizza is Canada's number one destination for Hot and Fresh pizza.

    678 Queen St E, Toronto, ON M4M 1G8, Canada


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  13. Taverna Mercatto

    Taverna Mercatto Lunch

    Not only will you be dazzled by the nice interior design of this restaurant but also by their food!

    120 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON M5J 0A1, Canada


    Bar website

    italian - $$

  14. iQ Food

    iQ Food

    We’re rethinking the way food is procured, sold and experienced. our process begins by creating a menu that shifts with the seasons.

    18 York St, Toronto, ON M5J, Canada


    Bar website

    cafe - $$

  15. Pizza Rustica

    Pizza Rustica

    We go out of our way to provide you authentic Italian fresh dishes that keep you craving to come back for another bite at Pizza Rustica.

    270 Wellington St W, Toronto, ON M5V 3P5, Canada


    Bar website

    italian - pizza - $$

  16. 360 Restaurant

    Three Sixty Restaurant Steak

    360, The Restaurant at the CN Tower, one of Toronto's finest, features unforgettable Canadian cuisine combined with an outstanding revolving view of Toronto more than 350 metres (1,150 ft) below.

    301 Front St W, Toronto, ON M5V 2T6, Canada


    Bar website

    american - $$$$

  17. Bardi’s Steak House

    Bardis Steak House Steak

    This smart space at the intersection of Toronto’s entertainment and financial districts — just steps from the Rogers Centre.

    56 York St, Toronto, ON M5J 1S8, Canada


    Bar website

    steakhouse - $$$