Forever Rivals

While the Canadiens and Maple Leafs represent the first major, and certainly the most fierce, sports rivalry between Montréal and Toronto, the “two old races and religions” of these rival cities have met across various other pro sports leagues in the past century, whether on the ice at the developmental, historical or women’s level, or on the football field, soccer pitch or baseball diamond.

Wherever and whenever these rivals meet, however, one thing is for certain – the deep rivalry between these two cities, cultures and heritages bleeds in to any sports surface Montréal and Toronto will meet.

Laval Rocket vs. Toronto Marlies
American Hockey League (1936-present)

Toronto leads all-time series 320-278-50, playoffs 26-19
Trois-Rivières Lions vs. Newfoundland Growlers
East Coast Hockey League (1988-present)
Toronto leads all-time series 44-22
Montréal leads all-time playoff series 8-5
Montréal Alouettes vs. Toronto Argonauts
Canadian Football League (1907-present)
Montréal leads all-time series 143-137-5, playoffs 9-7
Toronto leads all-time preseason 16-11-1
CF Montréal vs. Toronto FC
Major League Soccer (2008-present)
Toronto leads all-time series 14-10-6, Canadian Championship 11-4-5
Montréal leads all-time playoffs 2-1
Montréal Canadiens vs. Toronto Hockey Club
National Hockey Association (1910-17)

Montréal wins all-time series 12-9
all-time playoffs tied 1-1
Montréal Canadiennes vs. Toronto Furies
Canadian Women’s Hockey League (2010-19)
Montréal wins all-time series 41-10, playoffs 6-1
Montréal Expos vs. Toronto Blue Jays
Major League Baseball (1978-2004)
wins all-time series 24-19
ll-time exhibition series tied 3-3-2