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Mayor flies Canadiens flag at Toronto City Hall after losing bet

Montreal's series win against Maple Leafs results in rival colors once again getting prominent display

by Dan O'Leary @DanOLeary25 / NHL.com Staff Writer

Mayor John Tory flew a Montreal Canadiens flag at Toronto City Hall on Thursday.

No, pigs weren't soaring through the air. He was just making good on a bet he lost with Montreal mayor Valerie Plante.

Tory, as promised, raised the Canadiens flag because the Maple Leafs lost to the Canadiens in the 2021 Stanley Cup First Round in seven games.

Tweet from @JohnTory: Well, Mayor @Val_Plante, a bet is a bet.To complete my playoff bet on the @MapleLeafs with Montreal Mayor Valerie Plante, I raised the @CanadiensMTL flag at Toronto City Hall today. #LeafsForever pic.twitter.com/rZnGNN6xmG

Mayor Tory was a good sport about the whole thing, posing for a photo under the flag and sharing it on twitter.

Mayor Plante shared and called Tory "A man of his word" in French.

Tweet from @Val_Plante: Un homme de parole @JohnTory! Le drapeau des @CanadiensMTL qui flotte devant l'h��tel de ville de Toronto, ��a ne s'invente pas. #polmtl #GoHabsGo https://t.co/ELWLDUkesF

It's the most recent Toronto-themed honor the Canadiens have received. Earlier this week, the famous CN Tower was lit up in their team colors following their sweep of the Winnipeg Jets to win the North Division.

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