Canadian football is a full contact sport in which players try to advance the ball into the opponents' endzone, using runs, throws, and kicks. Substituting as many players as they like, both teams aim to advance down the field to place the ball into the opposing team’s end zone. When this occurs it is termed a "touchdown." Points may also be scored in the successful kicking of the ball between the opponent’s goalposts. An offensive play (called a "down") ends when a player is tackled to the ground. The team on offense must advance at least ten yards before four downs pass. If successful, the team receives four more downs; if unsuccessful, the possession is turned over to the other team. In contrast to American football, Canadian football is played with 12 players (instead of 11), on a longer and wider field, and with a larger football.
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Canadian Football League; Canadian Junior Football League; Dolphin Football Club; Greater Toronto Football League; Halton Cowboys League; Mississauga Football League; Scarborough Minor Football Association; University of Toronto Powderpuff Women's Flag Football; York Simcoe Minor Football Association
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BMO Field170 Princes’ BlvdToronto, ON M6K 3C3
Varsity CentreUniversity of Toronto299 Bloor St WToronto, ON M5S 1W2
Mississauga Valley Park1275 Mississauga Valley BoulevardMississauga, ON L5A3R8
Tim Hortons Field64 Melrose Ave NHamilton, ON L8L 8C1
Rogers Centre1 Blue Jays WayToronto, ON M5V 1J1
York Stadium2 Avon AveEtobicoke York, ON M6N 3W7http://www1.toronto.ca/parks/prd/facilities/complex/1107/index.htm
Ron Joyce Stadium1280 Main St WHamilton, ON L8S 4L8
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