Victor Vazquez opened the scoring on a 6th-minute penalty, depositing the ball calmly past Zack Steffen. Tosaint Ricketts was hauled down in the box by Jonathan Mensah, granting the referee an easy decision.
Toronto doubled the scoring shortly before the half, courtesy of a left-footed strike from Justin Morrow.
It was Vazquez who stole the show, however. The 30-year-old scored his second goal of the match on a fantastic free-kick, placing the ball expertly under Columbus' wall, that jumped at the most inopportune time.