Rugby in the Square Rescheduled

May 31, 2019


 Rugby in the Square Rescheduled for July 5th 

May 31st, 2019

(WHITBY,ON) - Rugby Ontario and Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation are looking forward to putting on a great day of rugby in Nathan Phillips Square. Due to the recent success of the Toronto Raptors, the City of Toronto and Maple Leaf Sport & Entertainment are planning various events surrounding the NBA Finals. 

With that, the City of Toronto has provided the Rugby in the Square Organizing Group with the following scenario. The date of Rugby in the Square 2019 will be dependent on the 2019 NBA Finals. In the event that the series is extended to Games 5, 6 or 7, Rugby in the Square would be bumped from Nathan Phillips Square to account for various NBA Finals festivities. 

We here at Rugby Ontario and the Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation wish to support the Toronto Raptors as they strive to achieve what has never been done before. Therefore, the Rugby In The Square Organizing Group has decided to reschedule Rugby in the Square 2019 for Friday, July 5th in Nathan Phillips Square. 

We hope to see you in the Square on July 5th and we wish the Toronto Raptors all the best on the road to history.

Let’s Go Raptors!




Rugby Ontario is the provincial sports governing body responsible for the organization of rugby in Ontario. Our mission is to establish a stronger identity for rugby in Ontario by promoting the sport’s core values and by fostering a culture of inclusiveness and excellence on and off the field of play.

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Rugby in the Square is a co-ed non-contact flag rugby tournament with industry-focused brackets. Each team (of up to 10 players) is guaranteed a minimum of three games. Teams can participate in activations around Nathan Phillips Square from the Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation, Rugby Ontario and some of our partners. If you are interested in participating in the event, contact Joe Schissler at or visit



Toronto Inner-City Rugby Foundation (TIRF) is a rugby-centered community development organization that uses rugby as a tool for social good. TIRF, a registered non-profit founded in 2011, builds community through rugby in 31 of Toronto’s underserved neighbourhood improvement areas (NIA) and emerging neighbourhoods. TIRF, sanctioned by Rugby Canada and Rugby Ontario, works in partnership with more than 200 community partners. Through programming and services, TIRF reduces the financial, geographical, and cultural barriers that prevent children and youth from participating in sport. For more information, visit 


Dalton Finkbeiner

Communications and Marketing Coordinator - Rugby Ontario

    647-560-4790 x 1006