Canada's Sports Hall of Fame
is a hall of fame established in 1955
to "preserve the record of Canadian sports
achievements and to promote a greater awareness of Canada's
heritage of sport." It was located in Toronto from 1955
and is not currently opened to the public, its collection stored in
the Stanley Barracks.
planning to open in 2012 in a new building in Calgary, Alberta.
The Hall was founded in 1955 through the efforts of Harry I. Price,
a former assistant athletics commissioner of Ontario. It was first housed in
the Stanley Barracks, located in
Toronto on the grounds of Exhibition Place. It moved in 1961 to a new wing of the
Hockey Hall of
The Hockey Hall of Fame moved out
in 1993, leaving the building to the Sports Hall of Fame.
the Hockey Hall of Fame, attendance declined and the Sports Hall
made plans to move to Ottawa.
move to Ottawa never took place as the venues promised for the Hall
by the federal government were allocated for other uses, and the
move eventually cancelled.
the Hall of Fame building was demolished to make way for BMO Field and the collection moved to the Stanley Barracks in
preparation for an opening in some new location.
28, 2008 it was announced that the hall would be permanently moved
to Calgary, Alberta.
Previous Homes of the CSHOF
Despite the closure of the public facility, the Hall continues to
name inductees. In 2007, Doug Flutie became the first American born
athlete inducted into the Hall.
- The Canadian Encyclopedia
- Weird Facts about Canadian Football, p.128, Overtime Books,
First Printing 2009, ISBN 978-1-897277-26-3