Toronto's Historical Plaques
Learn a little of Toronto's history as told through its plaques
The First Grey Cup Game
Photo by Alan L Brown - Posted June, 2007
Photo from Google Street View ©2011 Google - Posted January, 2011
For all you Argos fans out there, here's a bit of Toronto history you may not have known about. On the right side of this photo of Rosedale Park you might spot this 1985 Toronto Historical Board plaque on a post. It has the facts. Here's what it says:
Plaque coordinates: 43.683104 -79.377776
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. The winners were the first to receive the Grey Cup, a $48.00 trophy donated by Earl Grey, the Governor General of Canada from 1904-1911. Hughie Gall, playing for the University of Toronto, was the star of the game, scoring a touchdown and kicking 8 singles - still a Grey Cup record. Today, the annual late-autumn contest between the winning professional teams from Eastern and Western Canada provides a focus for all sports-minded Canadians.
> Posted January 25, 2011
Unfortunately the plaque was recently stolen and is no longer there...
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