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Mattamy Athletic Centre at Maple Leaf Gardens
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Mattamy Athletic Centre at Maple Leaf Gardens

  • RG 326
  • Fonds
  • 1931 - 2012

The fonds consists of records and objects related to Maple Leaf Gardens and to Ryerson Mattamy Athletic Centre located within the former Maple Leaf Gardens building.

Mattamy Centre Opening Weekend materials

File contains materials created for the opening weekend of the Mattamy Athletic Centre at what was once Maple Leaf Gardens. Included in the file is a commemorative hockey puck, an access pass to the President's reception, a ticket and program for the inaugural men's hockey game and an inaugural weekend ticket and program.

Architects' Description of Maple Leaf Gardens manuscript

The manuscript lists the officers of Maples Leaf Gardens Limited, the directors of the Maple Leaf Hockey Club Limited, and the sub-contractors engaged in The Gardens' construction. It provides a basic description of the building's construction and features, the method ice making, and other included facilities. The manuscript mentions the unique method wage payment for the unionized site workmen being partially by stock "in the venture".

The typeface on the four manuscript pages is faint while the envelope has darker typeface. This could be due to a new ribbon having been inserted into the typewriter. Page four has a handwritten notation and is a carbon copy of its original, perhaps included in error.

The Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club, Ltd.

Maple Leaf Gardens stock prospectus

Entitled, "Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto's New Sports Centre," the document offers information relevant to the sale of $700,000 in stocks, including the price per share, land and building information, other attractions besides hockey to be billeted, expected earnings, etc.

Maple Leaf Gardens, Limited

Canadian Amateur Hockey Association, 1931 Official Hockey Rules

The booklet with a red paper cover lays out the by-laws and regulations and the "Playing Rules of the Game" of amateur hockey in Canada with the officers of the national governing association and of each provincial association. Also included is :

  • A memorandum of agreement of the donated silver cup trophy donated by Sir H. Montegu Allan
  • A short history of the Allan Cup
  • Instructions for referees
  • Diagrams of the rink and goal net
  • The record of the cup champions from 1908 to 1930
  • The record of O.H.A. Memorial Cup champions from 1919 to 1930.

Maple Leaf Gardens time capsule

The series consists of the following.

  • Four daily newspapers, September 21, 1931 : The Globe ; The Mail and Empire ; The Evening Telegram ; The Toronto Daily Star
  • A four-page, typewritten manuscript and envelope likely from the directors of Maple Leaf Hockey Club
  • A four-page stock prospectus
  • A miniature Canadian Red Ensign flag
  • An ivory elephant pendant with blue ribbon fragments
  • 1930-1931 Official Rule Book, National Hockey League (NHL)
  • 1930-1931 Ontario Hockey Association Rules (OHA)
  • 1931 Official Hockey Rules, Canadian Amateur Hockey Association (CAHA)
  • 1931 Toronto Municipal Handbook

Maple Leaf Gardens

National Hockey League, Official Rule Book

The pocket-sized booklet with a light brown cover has 49 pages and was used as an easy reference guide to rules and penalties set out by the NHL for spectators. It includes past championships, divisional game statistics, hockey player statistics, and the NHL game schedule for the 1930-1931 season.

National Hockey League

City of Toronto Municipal Handbook

This handbook is a reference book with historical, political, judicial, and general information on the City. Briefly, it includes a list of Toronto mayors from the first in 1834, William Lyon Mackenzie to William Stewart in 1931 ; photographs of the City's executive ; City department budgets ; election results ; fire department stations ; business license fees ; tariffs for taxicabs and livery cabs ; motor vehicle information ; statistics and general information, and much more.

J.W. Somers, City Clerk, signed his name across the tile page.

City of Toronto

Canadian Red Ensign miniature flag

The miniature flag is a representation of the Canadian flag at the time capsule was installed. It is the British red ensign which features the Union Jack in the upper corner (the canton), while the shield of the coat of arms of Canada made it distinctly Canadian.

Ontario Hockey Association rules book, 1930 - 1931

The OHA rule book does not have a table of contents or index; however, its contents include :

  • Lists of past and current officers from 1890 - 1930
  • List of championship teams for all three series - Senior, Intermediate, and Junior; the earliest being 1891
  • Lists of 1930-1931 Secretaries and Referees
  • Images of past presidents and other officers
  • An extensive review of the past 1929-1930 season, including game winners and team players
  • President's Address : OHA President Richard Butler's 41st annual meeting speech at the Royal York Hotel, November 1930
  • The Constitution of the Ontario Hockey Association and regulations and rules of competition and of the game
  • Images of trophies
  • Samples of forms
  • Schedule of games for the three Series, 1930-1931 season, including intercollegiate games in the Seniors Series.

Ontario Hockey Association