And so it was on to Montreal last night for the second game ever at Saputo Stadium against the Impact.
The atmosphere was outstanding for a chilly weeknight, or any night, in no small part because of the scarf-waving, scarlet-clad crazies who made the trip from Toronto and stood throughout the game - they even scored the sunniest corner of the north-facing stand. Well played.
As for the action on the pitch, well, it took a while for TFC to find their feet against lower-league opponents who, it has to be said, looked like they were distinctly up for it.
Much of that had to do with the local supporters. Indeed, even the Montreal seagulls were determined to get their licks at the boys in red.
In the first half, animated TFC coach John Carver was directing traffic from his technical area, as is his wont, when he looked up and saw to his horror one of the birds was making a divebombing run at his face. Cue the rapier-like reflexes as the affable Geordie ducked and stumbled out of the way.
"I nearly died there!" a grinning Carver said after the game. "At least the crowd got a laugh out of it."