Metro Bowl

Background

There has been a significant format change for the OFSAA Bowl Festivals for the 2013 season.  The Metro Bowl will be contested with St. Joan of Arc, Barrie playing the TDSSAA league champion.  This will mark the first time that a GBSSA team has participated in the Metro Bowl final game.  Click here for the OFSAA Media Advisory clarifying the continuation of this Bowl game.

The current format features the league champions from Durham Region (LOSSA), Independent Schools (CISAA), Toronto Public (TDSSAA), Toronto Catholic (TDCAA)  and York Region (YRAA).  Note: Effective with the 2012 season, the Toronto Public and Toronto Catholic schools are operating with separate leagues.  They will meet in a quarter-final match to determine which school will represent the City of Toronto in the Metro Bowl playdowns.
This format has been in place since 2003 with one exception.  In 2006, with the Central Bowl being discontinued, the Simcoe County league champion (GBSSA) competed.  They met the Independent League Champions in a Quarter-final game.  In 2007, GBSSA moved to the National Capital Bowl playoffs.
The formula being used to determine, which league plays which league is as follows: From 2005 through 2008, the two leagues who won the semi-final games in the previous season meet in one semi-final game while the two who lost meet in the other semi-final.  This ensured that there was at least one new league in the final each season.  This changed in 2009 and apparently the leagues now rotate opponents in the semi-finals.
Prior to 1999, the suburban Toronto based teams competed within borough divisions and the schools whom advanced to the Metro Bowl from those divisions have been credited with representing that league.  Both the Catholic and Public board within Toronto now compete in one combined division broken down by region.  Schools advancing have been acknowledged by their school board.
St. Michael's College moved from the TDCAA to the CISAA division.  For a few years, they actually competed in both leagues.  Their last Metro Bowl representation on behalf of the TDCAA was in 2002.

Champions By Year
(Click on year below for more details including press reports, and playdown results)

2012
Huron Heights
YRAA
Newmarket
2011
Donald A. Wilson
LOSSA
Whitby
2010
Holy Trinity
LOSSA
Courtice
2009
Markham
YRAA
Markham
2008
St. Michael's College
CISAA
Toronto
2007
St. Michael's College
CISAA
Toronto
2006
St. Michael's College
CISAA
Toronto
2005
Pickering
LOSSA
Ajax
2004
St. Michael's College
CISAA
Toronto
2003
Cedarbrae
TDSSAA
Toronto
2002
St. Michael's College
TDCAA
Toronto
2001
Richview
TDSSAA
Toronto
2000
Lorne Park
ROPSSAA
Mississauga
1999
Nelson
HSSAA
Burlington
1998
St. Michael's College
TDCAA
Toronto
1997
Nelson
HSSAA
Burlington
1996
Clarkson
ROPSSAA
Mississauga
1995
St. Patrick's
SWOSSAA
Sarnia
1994
Northern
TDSSAA
Toronto
1993
St. Patrick's
SWOSSAA
Sarnia
1992
West Hill
TDSSAA
Scarborough
1991
Richview
TDSSAA
Etobicoke
1990
Northern
TDSSAA
Toronto
1989
Sir John A. Macdonald
TDSSAA
Scarborough
1988
Central Technical
TDSSAA
Toronto
1987
Central Technical
TDSSAA
Toronto
1986
Victoria Park
TDSSAA
North York
1985
Woburn
TDSSAA
Scarborough
1984
Vanier
TDSSAA
North York
1983
Woburn
TDSSAA
Scarborough
1982
St. Michael's College
TDCAA
Toronto

Results
 

2012 YRAA Huron Heights York Region Newmarket 28 TDCAA Don Bosco Toronto Toronto 14  
2011 LOSSA Donald A. Wilson Durham Whitby 21 CISAA St. Andrew's College Independent Aurora 14 Overtime
2010 LOSSA Holy Trinity Durham Courtice 28 YRAA King City York Region King City 3  
2009 YRAA Markham York Region Markham 19 TDSSAA Birchmount Park Toronto Toronto 0  
2008 CISAA St. Michaels College Independent Toronto 42 LOSSA Donald A. Wilson Durham Whitby 12  
2007 CISAA St. Michaels College Independent Toronto 16 YRAA Huron Heights York Region Newmarket 14  
2006 CISAA St. Michaels College Independent Toronto 18 LOSSA Pickering Durham Ajax 0  
2005 LOSSA Pickering Durham Ajax 24 YRAA Huron Heights York Region Newmarket 19  
2004 CISAA St. Michaels College Independent Toronto 22 LOSSA Pickering Durham Ajax 15  
2003 TDSSAA Cedarbrae Toronto Toronto 25 TDSSAA Northern Toronto Toronto 21  
2002 TDCAA St. Michaels College Toronto Catholic Toronto 42 TDSSAA Etobicoke Toronto Toronto 6  
2001 TDSSAA Richview Toronto Toronto 37 TDSSAA Central Tech Toronto Toronto 0  
2000 ROPSSAA Lorne Park Peel Mississauga 11 GHAC Notre Dame Halton Burlington 0  
1999 GHAC Nelson Halton Burlington 22 TDSSAA Central Tech Toronto Toronto 20  
1998 TDCAA St. Michaels College Toronto Catholic Toronto 43 TDSSAA Agincourt Scarborough Toronto 6  
1997 GHAC Nelson Halton Burlington 14 TDSSAA Cedarbrae Scarborough Toronto 7  
1996 ROPSSAA Clarkson Peel Mississauga 27 TDCAA St. Michaels College Toronto Catholic Toronto 0  
1995 SWOSSAA St. Patrick's LSSAA Sarnia 37 ROPSSAA Mayfield Peel Mississauga 34 Overtime
1994 TDSSAA Northern Toronto Toronto 30 SWOSSAA St. Patrick's LSSAA Sarnia 21  
1993 SWOSSAA St. Patrick's LSSAA Sarnia 20 TDCAA St. Michaels College Toronto Catholic Toronto 14  
1992 TDSSAA West Hill Scarborough Toronto 24 YRAA Markham  Yok Region Markham 6  
1991 TDSSAA Richview Etobicoke Toronto 42 TDSSAA Central Tech Toronto Toronto 24  
1990 TDSSAA Northern Toronto Toronto 14 YRAA Markham  Yok Region Markham 11  
1989 TDSSAA MacDonald Scarborough Toronto 27 TDCAA Michael Power Toronto Catholic Toronto 8  
1988 TDSSAA Central Tech Toronto Toronto 16 LOSSA Pickering Durham Ajax 10  
1987 TDSSAA Central Tech Toronto Toronto 20 LOSSA Paul Dwyer Durham Oshawa 14  
1986 TDSSAA Victoria Park North York Toronto 21 YRAA Markham  Yok Region Markham 12  
1985 TDSSAA Woburn Scarborough Toronto 36 TDSSAA Victoria Park North York Toronto 7  
1984 TDSSAA Vanier North York Toronto 36 TDSSAA Northern Toronto Toronto 5  
1983 TDSSAA Woburn Scarborough Toronto 21 TDSSAA East York York Toronto 14  
1982 TDCAA St. Michaels College Toronto Catholic Toronto 13 TDSSAA Woburn Scarborough Toronto 0  

Summaries By Athletic Association

Association Appearances Championships
TDSSAA 25 13
CISAA 5 4
LOSSA 8 3
TDCAA 7 3
YRAA 8 2
SWOSSAA 3 2
ROPSSAA 3 2
GHAC 3 2

Summaries By League

League Appearances Championships
Toronto 13 6
Scarborough 7 4
CISAA 5 4
Durham 8 3
Toronto Catholic 7 3
York Region 8 2
North York 3 2
LSSAA 3 2
Peel 3 2
HSSAA 3 2
Etobicoke 1 1
York 1 0

Summaries By School

School Appearances Championships
St. Michael's College 9 7
Central Tech. 5 2
Northern 4 2
Woburn 3 2
St. Patrick's 3 2
Richview 2 2
Nelson 2 2
Markham 4 1
Pickering 4 1
Victoria Park 2 1
Cedarbrae 2 1
Donald A. Wilson 2 1
Vanier 1 1
Macdonald 1 1
West Hill 1 1
Clarkson 1 1
Lorne Park 1 1
Holy Trinity 1 1
Huron Heights 3 1
East York 1 0
Paul Dwyer 1 0
Michael Power 1 0
Mayfield 1 0
Agincourt 1 0
Notre Dame 1 0
Etobicoke 1 0
Birchmount Park 1 0
King City 1 0
St. Andrew's College 1 0
Don Bosco 1 0

 

2009

Final: Markham 19, Birchmount Park 0

Competing Leagues

2009 CISAA League Champion: Trinity College
2009 LOSSA League Champion: Donald A. Wilson
2009 Toronto League Champion: Birchmount Park
2009 York League Champion: Markham

Metro Bowl Semi-finals
Thursday, November 18th
at Esther Shiner Stadium
(LOSSA) vs.(CISAA)
(YRAA) vs. Wilson (TDSSAA)


Metro Bowl Competing Leagues
(Changes, Additions, Errors, Nicknames please email)

L.O.S.S.A.
Durham Region (20)

C.I.S.A.A.
Independents
(6)

T.D.S.S.A.A. / T.D.C.A.A.
Toronto
(26)

Y.R.A.A.
York
(8)


Metro Bowl Region

2008

Independent League Champion: St. Michaels College
LOSSA League Champion: Donald A. Wilson
Toronto League Champion: Northern
York League Champion: Huron Heights

Metro Bowl Semi-finals (Nov. 27th)
at Esther Shiner
St. Michaels College 23, Huron Heights 7
Donald A. Wilson 9, Northern 3

Metro Bowl Final
St. Michaels College 42, Donald A. Wilson 12
Wednesday, December 3rd
Rogers Centre
8:00 p.m.

2007


Metro Bowl Semi-finals
November 29th at Esther Shiner Stadium, North York
CISAA Champion (St. Michaels College, Toronto) 45, LOSSA Champion (Donald A. Wilson) 1
St. Michael's: Chris Rossetti 2TD; Jesse Clarke TD, 2ptC; Eddie Houghton TD; Mike Kuhlmann TD; Shannon Speer TD; Chris Patrician 5C; James Bookman, SFT
Donald Wilson; Rashad LaTouche S
YRAA Champion (Huron Heights, Newmarket) 37, TDSSAA Champion (Birchmount Park, Toronto) 9
Huron Heights: Connor Anderson 3TD; Bryan Dunjko 2TD; Luke Donnell 5C, 2S
Birchmount Park: Tiro Timmers TD; Derek Williams FG
 

Metro Bowl Final
December 5th at 3:00 p.m. at Varsity Centre, University of Toronto
CISAA Champion (St. Michaels College, Toronto) 16 vs.YRAA Champion (Huron Heights, Newmarket) 14

2006

Competing Leagues Representatives:

Durham: Pickering Trojans
Georgian Bay: Bear Creek Kodiaks
Independent: St. Michaels College Kerry Blues
Toronto: Richview Saints
York: Huron Heights Warriors

 

As tends to happen annually, the teams playing to compete in the Metro Bowl have undergone a change.

In 2006, 59 teams representing five leagues challenged for the Metro Bowl.  New to the playdowns this year was the Georgian Bay league. This league previously competed in the Central Bowl, which has been discontinued.  The Metro Bowl was one of five OFSAA Bowl games played at the Skydome on December 7th.

Playdowns were as follows:

Quarterfinal:

Wednesday, November 25th 12:00 at Esther Shiner: 
CISAA (St. Michaels College Kerry Blues) 40, Georgian Bay (Bear Creek Kodiaks) 32
Barrie Examiner Game Summary

Semifinals
Esther Shiner Stadium North York Friday December 1st
Durham (Pickering Trojans) 16, YRAA (Huron Heights Warriors) 0 
CISAA (St. Michaels College Kerry Blues) 19, Toronto (Richview Saints) 1

Championship
Thursday, December 7th at the Rogers Centre (8:00 p.m.)
St. Michaels College Kerry Blues (CISAA) 18, Pickering Trojans (Durham) 0