Victor Wanyama captained CF Montreal and led them to the Canadian Premier League title early on Monday following a 1-0 win over Toronto FC at Saputo.
CF Montreal’s only and winning goal was scored in the 72nd minute by newcomer Romell Quioto.
It was the 11th time for Montreal to win the trophy and the first since 2019, with the opportunity to compete in the Champions League next year.
The draw for the cup will be held in December with the tournament kicking off in the third week of February next year.
It was also the first Animal Cup to win with Montreal since aging Tottenham.