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Canada's Sports Hall of Fame is a hall of fame established in 1955 to "preserve the record of Canadianmarker sports achievements and to promote a greater awareness of Canada's heritage of sport." It was located in Torontomarker from 1955 and is not currently opened to the public, its collection stored in the Stanley Barracks. It is planning to open in 2012 in a new building in Calgarymarker, Albertamarker.

History

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 Torontomarker on the grounds of Exhibition Placemarker. It moved in 1961 to a new wing of the Hockey Hall of Famemarker building. The Hockey Hall of Fame moved out in 1993, leaving the building to the Sports Hall of Fame. Without the Hockey Hall of Fame, attendance declined and the Sports Hall made plans to move to Ottawamarker. The 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.

In 2006, the Hall of Fame building was demolished to make way for BMO Fieldmarker and the collection moved to the Stanley Barracks in preparation for an opening in some new location. On October 28, 2008 it was announced that the hall would be permanently moved to Calgary, Alberta.

Previous Homes of the CSHOF



Inductees

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.



References

  1. The Canadian Encyclopedia
  2. Weird Facts about Canadian Football, p.128, Overtime Books, First Printing 2009, ISBN 978-1-897277-26-3


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