Rosedale Park

The First Grey Cup Game


For Argos fans out there, here's a bit of Toronto history you may not have known about. On the right side of this photo of Rosedale Park you might spot a 1985 Toronto Historical Board plaque on a post. It has facts that says:

At Rosedale Park on December 4th, 1909 after play-offs involving teams from many parts of Canada, the University of Toronto defeated the Parkdale Canoe Club 26-6 in the initial contest for the 'Dominion Championship' in Canadian Amateur Rugby Football. The winners were the first to receive the Grey Cup, a $48.00 trophy donated by Earl Grey, the Governor General of Canada from 1904-1911. Hughie Gall, playing for the University of Toronto, was the star of the game, scoring a touchdown and kicking 8 singles - still a Grey Cup record. Today, the annual late-autumn contest between the winning professional teams from Eastern and Western Canada provides a focus for all sports-minded Canadians.

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The First Grey Cup Game

Photo by Alan L Brown - June 2007

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