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Toronto’s CN Tower lights up in Montreal Canadiens colours and Twitter goes wild

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Toronto’s CN Tower was decked out in support of the Montreal Canadiens as the team heads to the third round of the NHL playoffs.

Tonight the #CNTower will be lit red, blue, and white for the @CanadiensMTL who will go on to represent Canada’s hope for a 2021 @NHL Stanley Cup! pic.twitter.com/cEqsXqBefZ

— CN Tower/La Tour CN (@TourCNTower) June 8, 2021

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The kind but unusual gesture on Tuesday night comes after the Habs came back to beat Toronto Maple Leafs in an improbable seven-game matchup.

The bleu, blanc, rouge then swept the Winnipeg Jets in a four-game second round series of the playoffs.

READ MORE: ‘It reminds me of 1993′: Montreal celebrates Habs’ four-game sweep against Winnipeg Jets

But the CN Tower’s homage to the Canadiens, which “represent Canada’s hope for a 2021 NHL Stanley Cup,” garnered some interesting reaction on social media.

Torontonians were quick to roast the decision, with one Twitter user went so far as to write the landmark is “dead” to her.

Another said “I just want to vomit.”

the cn tower is dead to me

— Juju (@JuIia_Caesar) June 8, 2021

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Others thought lighting up the tower in Hogtown was just adding rubbing salt in the wound.


— Shukri Wrights (@ShukriWrights) June 9, 2021

I cannot believe the CN tower was lit up red and blue for the Montreal Canadiens. As a big Toronto Maple leafs fan, I’m just disgusted and I just wanna vomit. @TourCNTower ur based in Toronto and ur supposed to support the sports teams that are based in the city, SHAME ON U!!!

— ✨🌸miranda🌸✨ (@mirandabevibin) June 9, 2021

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The gesture was appreciated by some in Toronto, though.

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Hint: They are probably Habs fans.

Go Habs Go!!! The red, white and blue looks good on Toronto!! #MontrealCanadiens #GoHabsGo #CNTower pic.twitter.com/KtROW0Qejp

— Angela Duldhardt (@Angela_D76) June 9, 2021

To see the CN Tower light up in Habs colours. It’s a beautiful thing #GoHabsGo pic.twitter.com/dB8mbSrVDn

— Tracey Morris (@traceygrrlie) June 9, 2021

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Montrealers, meanwhile, seemed to revel in the whole thing.

Mayor Valérie Plante also tweeted that it was “quite the honour.”

Tout un honneur pour nos @CanadiensMTL, la première équipe qualifiée pour les demies-finales de la coupe Stanley et les champions du Nord! #GoHabsGo https://t.co/EKZgKe3z4J

— Valérie Plante (@Val_Plante) June 9, 2021

The CN tower lit up in Habs colours is such a nice gesture…yet here I am DYING of laughter because I know how mad I would be if the roles were reversed 😂

— Meighen (@meighenhabs) June 9, 2021

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The Canadiens thanked the CN Tower for the light show.

Bon matin à tous nos partisans, et à la Tour CN.⁰⁰Good morning Habs fans and also the CN Tower.⁰⁰#GoHabsGo

— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) June 9, 2021

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