Upgrades are underway at the BMO Field at Exhibition Place, the home of the Toronto FC soccer team.
Sunday morning, workers used cranes to lift a huge canopy for the field. The addition of the 115-metre-long canopy, which will cover the stadium's three main stands, is part of what Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment calls 'Phase 2' of the renovations.
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The canopy is the final major component of the renovations.
MLSE says the canopy will be ready in time for the first game in Toronto in May.
The stadium will soon be home to another team — the CFL's Toronto Argonauts. Their season starts in June.
Phase 1 of the expansion added more than 8,000 seats. MLSE says the total cost of the renovations is $120 million.