The East Started this season terrible and have been behind the West for a few years. Eastern teams are beginning to stabilize though now.
Hamilton - After a decade of instability with constant coaching changes have finally seam to have that all in place.
Facilities and financial stability. Playing at Ivory Wynn without many modern amenities have cost the Cats in revenues. Most receantly has been two season's without a home have finally got all that almost in place as THF has been partially opened. packed houses and excited fan base and the Cats have yet to lose their. With all this coming FAs have found Hamilton a very good destination.
Winnipeg- As well have spent so many years in the East and when they have finally gotten much better facilities and what looks to be a HC and good QB situation have moved West.
Ottawa - Has been put on hold do to legal issues have now finally gotten the project up and running with a strong local Ownership group. Ottawa will also be a destination that many players will look to head.
Montreal - For years the Als have had stability. Finally withing the last coaching change they have gone through a transition that was not so fluent. During this time they make some modern reno's for their home field and the team has not been that good. With that changing now with a complete second half turn around. Seeing an attendance of 22K plus last game. Filling the expanded seating as well as the better premium seating of suites, Patio, etc.
Montreal is now in need of a better practice facility situation.
Toronto - ownership and becoming relevant somewhere within the GTA with a home stadium is still a major issue. Coaching and players with Millanovich have turned their on the field around very quickly. Also not great as of yet but they do finally have their own stable practice facility. Getting a little help with a lacation and a starter building for club activities can be improved.
Mississauga is a new city in the GTA looking for its own idendity. Would having their own pro football team on National TV everyweek would go a long way in helping that mission. So whther that will be the answer to the Argos new stadium? Only time will tell.
No longer however is Hamilton the only city in the Golden Horsehoue to have the population, venues, and teams to have its own idendity.
Mississauga, K-W, are a couple of areas in which venues and teams, ie Junior Hockey have become popular.