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Sports and Recreation Along Humber Bay

The eastern shore of Humber Bay has come a long way from landfill to today’s string of sports and recreation facilities and parks. Hear about past (and present) elements like an amusement park and Easter parades on this historical stroll from the Sunnyside … Continue reading

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Full Count: Four Decades of Blue Jays Baseball

Author:  Jeff Blair Publisher: Random House of Canada Jeff Blair provides a retrospective of the Toronto Blue Jays on the 20th anniversary of Joe Carter’s World Series winning home run. Full Count explores the Jays’ history, interpreting what drove the … Continue reading

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125 Years of the Queen City Yacht Club

Join Heritage Toronto and the Queen City Yacht Club on June 7 for a plaque presentation and celebration of the Queen City Yacht Club’s 125th anniversary! By Jamie Bradburn For an organization with long ties to the Toronto Islands, it … Continue reading

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Arena Gardens

On this site the Arena Gardens at the time Canada’s largest indoor facility opened 7 October 1912. It became the new home of Toronto’s first professional hockey team the Toronto Arenas later named the Toronto Maple Leafs. Besides hockey other … Continue reading

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25 Years of Blue Jays Baseball

April 7 1977 marked the introduction of Major League Baseball to Toronto when the Blue Jays Baseball Club played their first home game. They won that memorable opener and have since brought great excitement and entertainment to the City. Playing … Continue reading

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Barbara Ann Scott Ice Rink

Barbara Ann Scott became in 1948 the first Canadian to win the Olympic Gold Medal and the World Figure Skating title. She was voted Canada’s Outstanding Female Athlete on three separate occasions by the Canadian Press and was elected to … Continue reading

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Babe Ruth at Hanlan’s Point

Near this site in Maple Leaf Park on September 5 1914 the now legendary baseball player Babe Ruth hit his first home run as a professional. It was to be the only home run he ever hit in the minor … Continue reading

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Fanny “Bobbie” Rosenfeld

Shortly after her birth in Russia, Fanny Rosenfeld’s family immigrated to Canada, settling in Barrie, Ontario. Fanny (known as Bobbie) excelled at basketball, softball and hockey. She later held several Canadian track and field records and shared a world record … Continue reading

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First Grey Cup Game

Here at Rosedale Park on 4 December 1909, after play-offs involving teams from many parts of Canada, the University of Toronto defeated the Parkdale Canoe Club 26-6 in the initial contest for the “Dominion Championship” in Canadian Amateur Rugby Football. … Continue reading

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National Yacht Club

A group of enthusiasts from the West End Boating Club (c. 1890) obtained an act of incorporation for the National Yacht And Skiff Club in 1894. From its inception the club was known for competitive sailing with some members designing … Continue reading

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