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The Government of Ontario announced on June 24, 2021 it has further updated the framework for Return to Play in the province, which includes Step 2 of their Re-Opening Plan that is scheduled to commence on June 30, 2021 at 12:01 a.m.
As a result of this decision, Ontario Soccer has carefully reviewed the updated regulations and is pleased to confirm to membership that based on the below provision, the iconic Ontario Cup can stage a triumphant comeback in 2021 as part of the overall Step 2 Return to Play framework:
Outdoor team sports, which includes leagues and regular competition, with no specified limit on the number of participants or teams participating, or no need for modified rules of play, can commence on June 30, 2021.
The Ontario Cup, Ontario Soccer’s Provincial Championship, is the largest competition of its kind in Canada. As one of the oldest and most prestigious amateur sporting events in the country, the Ontario Cup was first staged in 1915 and has operated continuously since, with the exception of the World War II period and during the COVID-19 Pandemic in 2020.
The Ontario Cup Draw for the 105th edition of the competition was held on June 23.
The results of the Ontario Cup Draw can be found here.
All teams in the Under 13 to Under 17 divisions will begin their Ontario Cup journey on July 17 or 18.
The Men’s and Women’s division will kick-off on July 25.
The Masters Provincial Championship Draw was also held and the results can be found here.
The competition for the Masters Men will commence on July 24. Unfortunately, there were not enough teams in the Masters Women’s division, so this competition has been cancelled for 2021.
Ontario Soccer’s highest priority is, of course, our participants’ safety and ensuring that the competition is held in alignment with the Government of Ontario’s health and safety protocols.
Ontario Soccer will continue to carefully monitor the public health situation, and we are prepared to make further changes to the Ontario Cup format, as well as the dates, if necessary.
Please check the Ontario Cup Section at OntarioSoccer.net for further updates.
If you have questions, please contact Robyn McComb, Senior Manager, Competitions.