Discover Toronto Sports History at Myseum of Toronto
“Whenever I visit Myseum or attend one of their events, it reminds me why I feel proud to be a Torontonian.” – Myseum visitor
Toronto is a bold, dynamic city that millions call home. Moreover, embedded in the culture of the city is a rich sports history that has been grossly overlooked … until now. With the newest exhibition at Myseum of Toronto called Winners & Losers: Toronto Sports Histories, Torontonians and the city’s newcomers can explore the pivotal moments in Toronto’s sports history that have shaped the games and style we play today — from infamous bat flips and buzzer-beating three-pointers to Stanley Cup curses. Whether they bring us together or reflect our divisions, the sports we play tell us a story and reflect the home crowd’s energy.
On November 23, City Life was invited to an exclusive sneak preview of the private unveiling of the exhibition, which showcased sports memorabilia, wine, delicious appetizers and, most of all, historical tidbits through hockey, lacrosse, basketball, boxing, football and baseball.
Learn how Babe Ruth, playing for the Providence Grays, hit his first professional home run in 1914 in Toronto against the Toronto Maple Leafs baseball club or how Toronto hero Joe Carter almost got away if it wasn’t for a dream he experienced about the SkyDome, which he took as a sign to stay with the Toronto Blue Jays leading the city to win the World Series again.
Winners & Losers is co-curated by author and historian Adam Bunch and veteran sportswriter and TV commentator Morgan Campbell, with contributions by journalist and freelance writer Sam Laskaris.
Tickets or reservations are not required to attend as this exhibition is free and open to the public from November 24, 2023, to March 9, 2024.
401 Richmond Street West
Wednesday – Saturday: 12 pm – 6 pm