Toronto's Historical Plaques
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Monsignor (Père) Athol Murray 1892-1975
Photos by Alan L Brown - Posted September, 2006
Plaque coordinates: 43.657153 -79.411883
The son of an affluent Toronto family, Monsignor Athol Murray attended St. Augustine Seminary in Scarborough. A salty priest of unshakeable faith, he believed in the development of the individual through rigorous education and sport. He founded Notre Dame College (Wilcox, Saskatchewan) in 1927, and was the inspirational force behind the famous Notre Dame Hounds hockey team. Leading the college until his death, he influenced generations of Canadians and the development of Canadian hockey. Said Pere Murray, "I love God, Canada, and hockey - not always in that order." He was inducted into the Order of Canada (1968), into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame (1972), and, posthumously, into the Hockey Hall of Fame (1998). This was the Murray family home from 1905 to 1921.
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