The Montreal Canadiens are Toronto’s team — depending on who you ask.
After Montreal swept the Winnipeg Jets in the second round of the NHL playoffs just a week after beating the Maple Leafs in seven games, the CN Tower was lit up Tuesday night in Les Habitiants colours: red, white and blue.
— CN Tower/La Tour CN (@TourCNTower) June 8, 2021
Some Canadiens fans, including the official team account, were quick to show their support and appreciation:
Thank you, Toronto, for this amazing show of support for the Habs! We, all of Canada, supported the Raptors when they hit the top. It’s time for Toronto and the rest of Canada to show some love for #Montreal. #GoHabsGo !!!
— Dina LaLicata (@DinaOnTheMain) June 9, 2021
💙⚪️❤️ Merci! CN (Canadiens Nationals) pic.twitter.com/MjazWRv0SS
— Queen MKB (@queenmkb) June 9, 2021
— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) June 9, 2021
Leafs fans, however, weren’t quite as happy about the new lighting fixtures.
the cn tower is dead to me
— Juju (@JuIia_Caesar) June 8, 2021
— Arjun (@_marlanderthews) June 8, 2021
My love of the CN just died forever.
— do it for John #91 (@fuzzbit1) June 9, 2021
This is almost as embarrassing as the Leafs in Game 7s. You don’t support another city’s team when yours is eliminated. 🤦🏻♀️
— Steph 💙 (@stephtweetsx) June 8, 2021
Some even wanted to escalate the issue to the mayor’s office:
@JohnTory can anything be done about this???
— Brad MacDonald (@ReporterBrad) June 8, 2021
Toronto Mayor John Tory actually responded on Wednesday morning, talking to CP24’s Gurdeep Ahluwalia about his issues with the tower’s colours.
“There should be a full and complete investigation of that,” said Tory, likely a bit tongue-in-cheek. “Clearly there’s something here that needs to be looked into.”