EAST Division
Updated: 08 july 2020
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
MONTREAL
ALOUETTES
OTTAWA
REDBLACKS
TORONTO
ARGONAUTS
(HAMILTON, ON)
(1950-)
(MONTREAL, QC)
(1946-1981,1986,1996-)
(OTTAWA, ON)
(2014-)
(TORONTO, ON)
(1873-)
STADIUM

(TIM HORTONS FIELD)
(24,000)
(2014-)
FIRST SEASON
1869
RECENT CHAMPIONS
87TH GREY CUP (1999)
STADIUM

(MOLSON STADIUM)
(23,420)
(1954–1967,1972,1998-)
FIRST SEASON
1946
RECENT CHAMPIONS
98TH GREY CUP (2010)
STADIUM

(TD PLACE)
(25,000)
(2014-)
FIRST SEASON
2014
RECENT CHAMPIONS
104TH GREY CUP (2016)
STADIUM

(BMO FIELD)
(25,000)
(2016-)
FIRST SEASON
1873
RECENT CHAMPIONS
105TH GREY CUP (2017)
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