In celebration of 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games, TD and the Toronto Public Library Foundation are pleased to present Toronto’s Sporting Past at the TD Gallery.
The spirit of sport and competition has long been a part of Toronto’s story. Toronto’s Sporting Past celebrates the lively history of field, water and winter sports in the city.
The exhibition highlights include a stunning glass portrait of world champion sculler Ned Hanlan, Toronto’s first sporting hero, rare publications that first set out the modern Canadian rules of lacrosse, baseball, and croquet, and early photographs of some of Toronto’s first sporting clubs.
On view from July 4th to September 5th, Toronto’s Sporting Past offers a nostalgic look back at sport in a simpler time, as seen through the Toronto Public Library’s Special Collections.