There were eight Toronto Argonauts in and out of the BMO Field facilities on Monday, according to TSN reporter Matthew Scianitti.
Key free agent additions American receiver DaVaris Daniels and national linebacker/safety Chris Ackie along with Canadian fullback Declan Cross and offensive lineman Jamal Campbell followed safety protocols to enter the facility.
Exactly one month after Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, gave the go ahead, the group of Argos were preparing for a possible season in 2020.
MacLeod said on June 8: “Our top priority remains the health and safety of all Ontarians. As we prepare for a safe and gradual reopening of the economy, we have been working closely with public health experts and our professional sport teams to prepare for a return to play when it is safe to do so. This is a critical sector for Ontario as sport represents more than $12.6 billion to Ontario’s economy and thousands of jobs across the province.”
Premier Doug Ford was asked on Monday if the Argos could play locally this summer: “Well, we’re going to have sit down and work with the CFL, we’ve been having conversations. There’s discussions that we need to have, so once we have those I’ll come out and tell you how those went.”