CFL, Grey Cup Festival Committee to hold a press conference on Tuesday in Toronto

TORONTO – In partnership with the Canadian Armed Forces and PortsToronto, the CFL will officially hand over the Grey Cup on Tuesday to the City of Toronto and the 2016 Grey Cup Committee in Toronto. 

Media wishing to attend can see the Grey Cup land by CH-146 Griffon helicopter at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and/or the formal press conference that will take place at Princes’ Gates. 

Details for the media event are outlined below.


Official Grey Cup Arrival Press Conference


Tuesday November 22, 2016
10:45 a.m. ET (Billy Bishop Airport)

11:30 a.m. ET (Princes’ Gates)


Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (helicopter arrival)

2 Eireann Quay, Toronto, ON M5V 1A1

Media attending the photo opportunity at the airport should arrive no later than 10:00 a.m.

Media can access the airport through the Billy Bishop Airport Pedestrian Tunnel and proceed to the Ferry Terminal for registration.

Satellite trucks may use the ferry and should arrive no later than 9:45 a.m.

Proper accreditation is required.

For sat truck parking, please contact (647-298-0544).


Princes’ Gates (formal press conference)

Canada and Princes’ Blvds.

In attendance

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontario’s 29th Lieutenant Governor

Chief R. Stacey Laforme, New Credit First Nation

Jeffrey L. Orridge, Commissioner, Canadian Football League

Mayor John Tory, Mayor of Toronto

Damon Allen, four-time Grey Cup Champion

Gene Cabral, Executive VP, Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and PortsToronto 

Chethan P. Lakshman, VP, Communications and Public Relations, Shaw Communications

Sara Moore, COO, 2016 Grey Cup Festival


Please dress warmly.

Please RVSP directly to Lucas Barrett ( to confirm your attendance.

Lucas Barrett

Coordinator, Communications, Canadian Football League

Paulo Senra

Director, Communications, Canadian Football League

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