1961 Eastern Canada Professional Soccer League

On Thursday night May 11 nine British players arrived to play for Toronto City.

Toronto City won the regular season league championship based on goal average over Montreal Cantalia.

 
Final standings            GP   W   T   L  GF  GA  PTS
Toronto City               24  11   3  10  45  41  25
Montreal Cantalia          24  10   5   9  47  44  25
Hamilton Steelers          24   9   6   9  45  50  24
Toronto Italia             24   9   4  11  43  45  22
  
Toronto City won league championship based on goal average.
  
Leading goalscorer
1. Peter Smethurst (Hamilton Steelers) 16 goals    

Semi-finals
September 21, 1961 Hamilton
Montreal Cantalia 4
Hamilton Steelers 1

September 23, 1961 Delorimier Stadium, Montreal
Montreal Cantalia 4 (Ante Kosta 2, Andy Toth, Nick Filiopione)
Hamilton Steelers 1 (Gunnar Pinkenelle)

Cantalia won series

September 23, 1961 Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance:
Toronto City 0
Toronto Italia 0

September 25, 1961 Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 3,668
Toronto City 2 (Ambrose Morgan, Willie Huberts)
Toronto Italia 1 (Ken Smith)

September 27, 1961 Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 3,758
Toronto City 2
Toronto Italia 6

Italia won series

President’s Cup
September 30, 1961 Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 5,000
Toronto Italia 1 (Ken Smith)
Montreal Cantalia 1 (Ante Kosta)

October 8, 1961 Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Attendance: 5,435
Referee: Ray Morgan
Toronto Italia 1
Montreal Cantalia 2

October 9, 1961 Varsity Stadium, Toronto
Montreal Cantalia 3 (Emil Erbach, Andy Toth, Nick Filippino)
Toronto Italia 0

Montreal Cantalia won the President’s Cup