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DIVISION CHAMPIONS
This division began as the Interprovincial Rugby Football Union in 1907. In 1960 it was renamed as the Eastern Football Conference and played an interlocking schedule with that of the Western Football Conference (now the West Division) in 1961. In 1980, the EFC took on its current name but did not exist in 1995 when the CFL took on the North and South Division alignment. With the addition of Ottawa in 2014, Winnipeg joined the West Division which it last played in prior to the 2006 season.
HAMILTON
TIGER-CATS
(HAMILTON, ON)
(1950-PRESENT)
STADIUM

(TIM HORTONS FIELD)
(24,000)
(2014-PRESENT)
FIRST SEASON
1869
MONTREAL
ALOUETTES
(MONTREAL, QC)
(1946-1981,1986,1996-PRESENT)
STADIUM

(MOLSON STADIUM)
(23,420)
(1954–1967,1972,1998-PRESENT)
FIRST SEASON
1946
OTTAWA
REDBLACKS
(OTTAWA, ON)
(2014-PRESENT)
STADIUM

(TD PLACE)
(25,000)
(2014-PRESENT)
FIRST SEASON
2014
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS
(TORONTO, ON)
(1873-PRESENT)
STADIUM

(BMO FIELD)
(25,000)
(2016-PRESENT)
FIRST SEASON
1873
TEAM HISTORY

The Hamilton Tigers began life as the Hamilton Football Club in 1869 before switching to the Tigers in 1873. Tigers played against the Hamilton Alerts until both merged in 1914. Tigers suspended play in 1941 due to World War II and were replaced by the Hamilton Flying Wildcats. Tigers returned in 1945 and the Flying Wildcats became the Wildcats before merging as the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in 1950.

They have introduced a new helmet for the 2019 season.
NAMES
Hamilton Tigers (1869-1949 - Merged with Hamilton Wildcats in 1950)
Hamilton Wildcats (1941-1949 - Merged with Hamilton Tigers in 1950)
Hamilton Tiger-Cats (1950-Present)
TITLES
GREY CUP (8): 1953,1957,1963,1965,1967,1972,1986,1999
EAST DIVISION
CHAMPIONS (19):
1953,1957-1959,1961-1965,1967,1972,1980,1984-1986,1989,1998-1999,2013-2014
EAST DIVISION REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS (22): 1950, 1952, 1957-1959, 1961-1965, 1967, 1970, 1972, 1980-1981, 1984-1986, 1989, 1998, 1999, 2014
PLAYOFF APPEARANCES SINCE 1958 (46)
1958-1959,1961-1972,1974-1976,1978-1989,1992-1993,1995-1996,1998-2001,2004,2009, 2010-2011,2013-2016,2018
LOGOS
(1967)
(1968-1989)
(1990-2004)
(2005-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(? - 1964; c.late 1960s)
(1965-1967)
(1967)
(c.late 1960s-c.1971)
(c.late 1970s)
(? - 1984)
(1985-1989)
(1990-2002)
(2003-2004)
(2012-2018)
(2005-2011/2019-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
IVOR WYNNE STADIUM
(HAMILTON, ON)
(1952-2012)
ALUMNI STADIUM
(GUELPH, ON)
(2013)
RON JOYCE STADIUM
(HAMILTON, ON)
(2014)
TIM HORTONS FIELD
(HAMILTON, ON)
(2014-PRESENT)



Montreal Alouettes were initially founded in 1872 as the Montreal Football Club and renamed the Alouettes (skylarks in translation) in 1946. They ceased operations in 1981 and renamed the Montreal Concordes between 1982-1985. They were renamed Alouettes in 1986 but ceased in 1987 and would not return until 1996 after the Baltimore Stallions (1994-1995) returned to Montreal. They used the Olympic Stadium for some regular season games and playoff games and dropped usage of the stadium in 2014 to keep Molson Percival Stadium (home of McGill University Redmen). Their stadium has its End zone corners cut off due to the running track circling the field. They are the only team owned by American ownership.

They have introduced a new helmet for the 2019 season.
NAMES
Montreal Foot Ball Club (1872-1915)
Montreal AAA Winged Wheelers (1919-1935)
Montreal Indians (1936-1937)
Montreal Cubs (1938)
Montreal Royals (1939-1941)
Montreal Hornets (1945)
Montreal Concordes (1982-1985)
Montreal Alouettes (1946-1981,1986,1996-PRESENT)
TITLES
GREY CUP (7): 1949,1970,1974,1977,2002,2009-2010
EAST DIVISION
CHAMPIONS (14):
1970,1974-1975,1977-1979,2004,2005-2006,2008-2010
EAST DIVISION REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS (17): 1949, 1954-1956, 1974, 1977, 1979, 1999-2000, 2006, 2008-2010, 2012
PLAYOFF APPEARANCES SINCE 1958 (43)
MONTREAL ALOUETTES (41): 1958-1960,1962-1966,1970,1972-1981,1986,1996-2014
MONTREAL CONCORDES (2): 1984-1985
LOGOS
(1946-1969)
(1970-1974)
(1975-1981)
(1982-1985)
(1986)
(1996-1999)
(2000-2018)
(2019-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(1960-1969)
(1970-1973)
(1974)
(1975-1981)
MONTREAL CONCORDES
(1982)
MONTREAL CONCORDES
(1983-1985)
(1986)
(1996-1997)
(1998-2018)
(2019-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
AUTOSTADE
(MONTREAL, QC)
(1968-71, 1973-76)
OLYMPIC STADIUM
(MONTREAL, QC)
(1976-86,1996-97)
PLAYOFFS (1998-2013)
MOLSON STADIUM)
(MONTREAL, QC)
(1954–1967,1972,1998-PRESENT)



The Ottawa Rough Riders were formed in 1876 and were formerly one of the oldest and longest lived professional sports teams in North America. They were known as Ottawa Football Club (1876-1897), Ottawa Rough Riders (1898-1913, 1931-1996), Ottawa Senators (1925-1930). The Rough Riders won the Grey Cup championship nine times. Their most dominant era was the 1960s and 1970s, a period in which they won five Grey Cups. The team's fortunes waned in the 1980s and 1990s and they ultimately ceased operations following the 1996 season. Five years later, a new CFL team known as the Ottawa Renegades was founded, though they suspended operations in 2006.

Ottawa RedBlacks (Rouge et Noir in french) began in 2014 as the 3rd CFL team to be based in Ottawa and subsequently carries the heritage of the league in the city since 1876.
NAMES
Ottawa Rough Riders (1876-1996)
Ottawa Renegades (2002-2005)
Ottawa RedBlacks (2014-PRESENT)
TITLES (INCLUDING OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS (*))
GREY CUP (9): 1925*,1926*,1940*,1951*,1960*,1968*,1969*,1973*,1976*,2016
EAST DIVISION
CHAMPIONS (8):
1960*,1966*,1968-1969*,1972-1973*,1976*,1981*,2015-2016,2018
EAST DIVISION REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS (19): 1909*,1925-1926*,1936*,1939-1941*,1948*,1951*,1966*1968-1969*,1973*,1975-1976*,1978*,2015-2016,2018
PLAYOFF APPEARANCES SINCE 1958 (35)
OTTAWA ROUGH RIDERS (31): 1958-1969,1971-1983,1985,1990-1994
OTTAWA RENEGADES (0)
OTTAWA REDBLACKS (4): 2015-2018
LOGOS
(1950-1960)
(1961-1974)
(1975-1985)
(1986-1991)
(1992-1993)
(1994)
(1995-1996)
(2002-2005)
(2014-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(1960)
(1961)
(1962)
(1963-1965)
(1966-?)
(?-1983)
(1984-1987)
(1988-1991)
(1992-1993)
(1994)
(1995-1996)
(2002-2005)
(2014-2017)
(AWAY GAMES)
(2014-PRESENT)
STADIUM
TD BANK STADIUM
(OTTAWA, ON)
(1876-1996/2002-2005/2014-PRESENT)


Toronto Argonauts name has been in continuous use since their founding in 1873 and the oldest professional football team in North America, although this is debatable as Hamilton football dates back to 1869. BMO Field's End zones are only 18 yards long, rather than the regulation 20 yards.

With the 2018 Toronto Argonauts team failing to qualify for the playoffs, the 2017 Argonauts became the first championship team since the 1970 Montreal Alouettes to miss the playoffs in both the preceding and following years.

They have introduced a new helmet for the 2019 season which was previously used as an alternative helmet in previous seasons but now used for both Home and Away games.
NAMES
Toronto Argonauts (1873-PRESENT)
TITLES
GREY CUP (17): 1914,1921,1933,1937,1938,1945,1946,1947,1950,1952,1983,
1991,1996,1997,2004,2012,2017
EAST DIVISION
CHAMPIONS (9):
1971,1982-1983,1987,1991,1996-1997,2004,2012,2017
EAST DIVISION REGULAR SEASON CHAMPIONS (27): 1911-1912,1914,1920-1922,1933,1937,1945-1947,1950,1952,1960,1971,1982-1984,
1986,1988,1991,1996-1997,2005,2007,2013,2017
PLAYOFF APPEARANCES SINCE 1958 (32)
1960-1961,1967-1971,1973,1977,1982-1984,1986-1991,1994,1996-1999,2002-2007,2010,2012-2013,2015,2017
LOGOS
(1873-1955)
(1956-1975)
(1976-1988)
(1989-1990)
(1991-1994)
(1995-2004)
(2005)
(2006-PRESENT)
HELMETS
(1960-1962)
(1963)
(1964)
(1965)
(1966-1968)
(1969-1974)
(C.MID 1970S)
(1976-?)
(?-1988)
(1989-1990)
(1991-1994)
(1995-2004)
(2005)
(2006-2016)
(2017)
(AWAY GAMES)
(2017-PRESENT)
STADIUMS
VARSITY STADIUM
(TORONTO, ON)
(1916-1958)
EXHIBITION STADIUM
(TORONTO, ON)
(1959-1988)
ROGERS CENTRE/SKYDOME
(TORONTO, ON)
(1989-2015)
BMO FIELD
(TORONTO, ON)
(2016-PRESENT)
DIVISION HISTORY
Formed as the IRFU in 1907 with Hamilton Tigers, Montreal Football Club, Ottawa Rough Riders and Toronto Argonauts.
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union 1907-1959 (no games in 1942-1944)
Eastern Football Conference 1960-1980
East Division 1980-1994, 1996-present
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union
1907-1915
MONTREAL
FOOTBALL CLUB
HAMILTON
TIGERS
OTTAWA
ROUGH RIDERS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS

1919-1924
MONTREAL
AAA
HAMILTON
TIGERS
OTTAWA
ROUGH RIDERS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS

1925-1929
MONTREAL
AAA
HAMILTON
TIGERS
OTTAWA
SENATORS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS

1930
MONTREAL
AAA WINGED WHEELERS
HAMILTON
TIGERS
OTTAWA
SENATORS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS

1931-1935
MONTREAL
AAA WINGED WHEELERS
HAMILTON
TIGERS
OTTAWA
ROUGH RIDERS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS

1936-1937
MONTREAL
INDIANS
HAMILTON
TIGERS
OTTAWA
ROUGH RIDERS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS

1938
MONTREAL
CUBS
HAMILTON
TIGERS
OTTAWA
ROUGH RIDERS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS

1939
MONTREAL
ROYALS
HAMILTON
TIGERS
OTTAWA
ROUGH RIDERS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS

1940
MONTREAL
FOOTBALL CLUB
HAMILTON
TIGERS
OTTAWA
ROUGH RIDERS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS

1941,1945
MONTREAL
BULLDOGS
HAMILTON
TIGERS
OTTAWA
ROUGH RIDERS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS

1946-1947
MONTREAL
ALOUETTES
HAMILTON
TIGERS
OTTAWA
ROUGH RIDERS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS

1948-1949
MONTREAL
ALOUETTES
HAMILTON
WILDCATS
OTTAWA
ROUGH RIDERS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS

1950-1959
Hamilton Tigers and Wildcats merged to form the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
MONTREAL
ALOUETTES
HAMILTON
TIGER-CATS
OTTAWA
ROUGH RIDERS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS

Eastern Football Conference
1960-1980
Interprovincial Rugby Football Union became the EFC.
MONTREAL
ALOUETTES
HAMILTON
TIGER-CATS
OTTAWA
ROUGH RIDERS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS

East Division

1981
EFC became the East Division.
MONTREAL
ALOUETTES
HAMILTON
TIGER-CATS
OTTAWA
ROUGH RIDERS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS

1982-1985
Montreal Alouettes folded and were replaced by the Montreal Concordes.
MONTREAL
CONCORDES
HAMILTON
TIGER-CATS
OTTAWA
ROUGH RIDERS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS

1986
Montreal Alouettes returned.
MONTREAL
ALOUETTES
HAMILTON
TIGER-CATS
OTTAWA
ROUGH RIDERS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS

1987-1993
Montreal Alouettes folded again and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers moved from the West Division.
HAMILTON
TIGER-CATS
OTTAWA
ROUGH RIDERS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS
WINNIPEG
BLUE BOMBERS

1994
The CFL USA Eastern-based teams joined the division. Baltimore CFLers were not allowed to be called the Colts due to the NFL's Colts.
BALTIMORE
CFL ERS
HAMILTON
TIGER-CATS
OTTAWA
ROUGH RIDERS
SHREVEPORT
PIRATES
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS
WINNIPEG
BLUE BOMBERS

1996
Montreal Alouettes returned once more with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers returning to the West Division.
MONTREAL
ALOUETTES
HAMILTON
TIGER-CATS
OTTAWA
ROUGH RIDERS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS

1997-2001
Ottawa Rough Riders folded and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers returned to the East Division.
MONTREAL
ALOUETTES
HAMILTON
TIGER-CATS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS
WINNIPEG
BLUE BOMBERS

2002-2005
Ottawa Renegades joined and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers returned to the West Division.
MONTREAL
ALOUETTES
HAMILTON
TIGER-CATS
OTTAWA
RENEGADES
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS

2006-2013
Ottawa Renegades folded and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers returned to the East Division.
MONTREAL
ALOUETTES
HAMILTON
TIGER-CATS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS
WINNIPEG
BLUE BOMBERS

2014-PRESENT
Ottawa RedBlacks joined and the Winnipeg Blue Bombers returned to the West Division.
MONTREAL
ALOUETTES
HAMILTON
TIGER-CATS
OTTAWA
RENEGADES
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS
Updated: 14 september 2019