Toronto FC have put forward a proposal to spend $5.5million to replace the artificial turf as the surface at BMO Field.

Club owner Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment have put the proposal to the council and company executive Bob Hunter is confident it will be accepted.

"We're confident that it's going to go through," he said.

"It would be pretty tough for people to argue it isn't a good deal for the community."

The addition of grass at BMO Field could convince star midfielder Dwayne De Rosario to remain at the club as rumours circulate that he has considered leaving.

The 31-year old Canada international was overlooked as the Reds designated player when he signed from Houston Dynamo and is believed to be looking for an improved deal.

The potential of an improved playing surface may help greatly in retaining De Rosario who has been in great form tin his first season at the club.