Looking back at this post Toronto could be a real option by default in 2016.
The Grey Cup is the one thing that Rogers has interest in when it comes to the CFL. It is still Canada's top annual sporting event by far. Not only will they make money of the use of there venue but the Roger Name gets basically free sponsorship perks with the company name as the stadium name.
Looking at other potential hosts for 2016 and there really are very limited options.
Montreal currently has no venue in which to host the GC. Unless somehow someway there is some cooperation among those who would benefit from having a safe roof in place. Thats a different discussion for a different time.
Calgary- McMahon as it currently stands has already been deemed by the league as not capable of hosting a GC. The much undersized Concourse is at the center of the issue. However there are ways to make the improvements needed but not by 2016. In Regina the needed upgrades were completed for Moasaic to host the 2013 GC.
Ottawa likely slated for 2017.
Hamilton Stadium delays pushes them somewhere past '16 and '17
Winnipeg hosting this season.
Vancouver to soon after hosting in '11 and '14. Although everyone thinks the motive was to get Braley another GC payday. The reality was that with IGF opening a year late in 2013 left the CFL without many options. Vancouver is one of the few cities that can host a GC on short notice. A metro area that can easily accommodate the influx of fans as well as a stadium that needs no planning and funding of temporary seating.
Leaves really only two options Toronto and Edmonton.
Toronto, like Vancouver, can is one of the metro's that can host such a big event on short notice. A stadium that does not need any additional temp seating added as well.
Edmonton as well with Commonwealth has the Capacity needed without planning for temp seatings. As well Commonwealth has recently made some big upgrades to modernize the stadium. Highlighted by the new modern seating. The training and other venue facilities has gone through major expansion and modern upgrades among the best of any venue in Canada.
While not as big as the top three cities Vancouver, Montreal, and Toronto metro's of 2.5-5.5 in population.
It is in the next set of Metro's along with Ottawa-Gatineau, Calgary which all are in the 1.1-1.2 million.
Well ahead of the next three QC, Winnipeg, and Hamilton standing in the 700K range.
I imagine that EDM would also still be big enough infrastructure of lodging etc. to be able to accommodate the influx of Fans which will pile into the city.
So although this would go to help Braley and potential coaxing to MLSE if both IGF and THF both were opened on time fully this would likely not be a topic for discussion.
The problem with EDM for 2016 is it would place the game in the West for 4 straight seasons. As well some may not see this as an issue but would mean 3 of the 4 GC between 2013-2016 would be on the super sub below temp of the Praries. Different times, different game viewing options, and a different generation lifestyle