Aerial view of the yellow brick arena with large dome, built in 1931, located at 438 Church Street in Toronto. It was home ice for the Toronto Maple Leafs (Hockey team) until 1999. It was purchased by Loblaw Companies in 2004 and in 2009 it was announced that a portion of the arena would be used for Ryerson University althletics, thanks in part to federal government contribution.
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.
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.
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.