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Marty the horse stampedes through Toronto

Stampeders' fans got their wish as a tradition that started in 1948 was allowed to continue

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Fletcher Armstrong, chairman of the Calgary Grey Cup committee sits atop Marty the horse as he arrives at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

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Fletcher Armstrong, chairman of the Calgary Grey Cup committee sits atop Marty the horse as he arrives at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

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Diners at the Hard Rock Cafe watch as Martythe horse makes it's way along Dundas Square during a tour of downtown Toronto.

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Blair Purcell leads Marty the horse as he's offered some carrots outside the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

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Blair Purcell left and Phil Langdon (on horse ) walk around in downtown Toronto after being turned away from the Royal York Hotel. Langdon is co chair of the Calgary Grey Cup Comittee.

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Blair Purcell left and Phil Langdon (on horse )in downtown Toronto on thursday. langdon is co chair of the Calgary Comittee

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James McVeigh puts out a bowl of draft Guinness for Marty to slake his thrist during a visit to McVeigh's New Windsor Tavern.

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Dijana Georgiev (LEFT) an assistant branch manager at the Bank of Montreal at King St West and Bay St., offers some carrots to Marty the horse during a visit to the branch.

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Fletcher Armstrong, chairman of the Calgary Grey Cup committee sits atop Marty the horse as he arrives at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel.

Fred Lum/The Globe and Mail

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Fletcher Armstrong, chairman of the Calgary Grey Cup committee sits atop Marty the horse as he arrives at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. Initially denied entry to the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, the official hotel of the Grey Cup, but was later allowed entry. Marty and a contingent of the Calgary Committee also visited the Bank Of Montreal and McVeigh's New Windsor Tavern where Marty had a couple of sips of Guinness.

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Fletcher Armstrong, with the Calgary Grey Cup committee, rides his horse, Marty, in the front foyer of the Royal York hotel.

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Marty the Horse signs the Royal York Hotel Guestbook as he is ridden by Fletcher Armstrong, with the Calgary Grey Cup committee, in the front foyer of the Royal York hotel.

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