After finishing the 2021 season at 9-5 and atop the division standings, Toronto fell in the East Division final to rival Hamilton. The Argos look poised to contend for the East once again in 2022, with the highlight of the schedule coming when Toronto plays Hamilton four times in a five-week span from Weeks 9 to 13.
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2022 Toronto Argonauts schedule
|Week 2||Thursday, June 16||7:30 p.m. ET||vs. Montreal|
|Week 3||Saturday, June 25||10 p.m. ET||@ BC Lions|
|Week 4||Monday, July 4||7:30 p.m. ET||vs. Winnipeg|
|Week 6||Saturday, July 16||2 p.m. ET||vs. Saskatchewan|
|Week 7||Saturday, July 23||5 p.m. ET||@ Saskatchewan|
|Week 8||Sunday, July 31||7 p.m. ET||vs. Ottawa|
|Week 9||Saturday, August 6||7 p.m. ET||vs. Hamilton|
|Week 10||Friday, August 12||7:30 p.m. ET||@ Hamilton|
|Week 11||Saturday, August 20||7 p.m. ET||vs. Calgary|
|Week 12||Friday, August 26||7:30 p.m. ET||vs. Hamilton|
|Week 13||Monday, September 5||1 p.m. ET||@ Hamilton|
|Week 14||Saturday, September 10||2 p.m. ET||@ Ottawa|
|Week 16||Saturday, September 24||7 p.m. ET||@ Ottawa|
|Week 17||Saturday, October 1||7 p.m. ET||@ Calgary|
|Week 18||Saturday, October 8||4 p.m. ET||vs. BC Lions|
|Week 19||Saturday, October 15||7 p.m. ET||@ Edmonton|
|Week 20||Saturday, October 22||4 p.m. ET||@ Montreal|
|Week 21||Saturday, October 29||2 p.m. ET||vs. Montreal|
Toronto Argonauts team facts
- Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
- Stadium: BMO Field (2016-present; capacity: 27,456)
- Year Founded: 1873
- Grey Cup Titles: 17 (1914, 1921, 1933, 1937, 1938, 1945, 1946, 1947, 1950, 1952, 1983, 1991, 1996, 1997, 2004, 2012, 2017)
Toronto Argonauts history
The Argonauts have the distinction of being the oldest existing professional sports team in North America that is still using its original team name. The franchise was originally founded in 1873, initially playing a version of modified English rugby and participating in its official game against the Hamilton club on October 18 of that year.
Despite having endured a 31-year championship drought from 1953-1983, the Argonauts have won the Grey Cup a record 17 times and have qualified for the CFL’s title game on a total of 23 occasions. The 73.9 winning percentage equates to the highest in league history. Toronto also holds the longest active Grey Cup winning streak at six appearances.
The low point of the franchise came in a 2-14 season back in 1981, but the following season marked the start of a comeback under the coach what would become the franchise’s winningest, Bob O’Billovich.
The Argos also made headlines in 1991 when they signed Raghib “Rocket” Ismail immediately following his storied college career at Notre Dame to what was then the richest contract in North American pro football history – four years, $18.2 million.
The speedster paid immediate dividends by helping Toronto to the Grey Cup championship following his first season, securing MVP honors for the game in the process.
Two other Argonauts alumni who enjoyed NFL success were Doug Flutie and Ricky Williams. Flutie resurrected what appeared to be a largely moribund pro football career in Canada, and his last two CFL seasons came in Toronto, where he threw for 11,225 yards and 76 touchdowns while rushing for another 1,298 yards and 14 additional scores.
Toronto Argonauts all-time leaders
With such a rich and extensive history, the Argonauts have had a considerable number of individual standouts. For a closer look at the all-time franchise leaders in a variety of categories, check out the list below:
- Games Played: Don Moen (222, 1982-1994)
- Total Touchdowns: Dick Shatto (91, 1954-1965)
- Receiving Touchdowns: Derek Mitchell (74, 2001-2012)
- Rushing Touchdowns: Dick Shatto (39, 1954-1965)
- Passing Yards: Ricky Ray (20,205; 2012-2018)
- Passing Touchdowns: Ricky Ray (114; 2012-2018)
- Rushing Yards: Dick Shatto (6,958; 1954-1965)
- Receptions: Michael Clemons (682; 1989-2000)
- Receiving Yards: Derrell Mitchell (9,047; 1997-2003, 2007)
- Interceptions: Reggie Pleasant (47; 1986-1994)
- Tackles: Mike O’Shea (822; 1996-1999; 2001-2008)
- Sacks: Rodney Harding (92; 1985-1994)
- Field Goals: Lance Chomyc (337; 1985-1993)
- Coaching Victories: Bob O’Billovich (80; 1982-1989, 1995)