Part of the history of this great Province of Ontario is the outstanding achievements of its athletes.
Many were born here and some found their way here by various pathways to perform as members of Ontario-based teams. Collectively, they have provided us with thousands of hours of excitement, joy, stress, heartbreak, enjoyment and most of all, pride.
Sports heroes and their accomplishments become firmly entrenched in our memories.
It is the role of the Ontario Sport Hall of Fame on behalf of all Ontarians to ensure that time will not diminish the nature of our heroes' deeds for generations to come.
The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame 2011 Induction Ceremony and Gala was held September 17, 2011 at the Woodbine Entertainment Complex (555 Rexdale Blvd).
Inductees for 2011 were:
- Wendel Clark , Former Toronto Maple Leaf Captain
- Ken Dryden , Former Montreal Canadiens Goalie
- Doug Gilmour , Former Toronto Maple Leaf Captain
- Cito Gaston , Former Toronto Blue Jays Manager
- Russ Howard , Former World Championship Curler
In addition to the Inductees 3 Annual Awards were presented. The "Syl Apps Award" for the Ontario Athlete of the Year was presented by Syl Apps. The recipient this year was Joey Votto. Joey Votto was unable to attend however, Richard Williams, the Reds Director of Baseball Operations accepted on his behalf.
Brian Williams, one of Canada's premier broadcasters presented the inaugural "Brian Williams Media Award" to the distinguished long time radio broadcaster at CRRB, Bill Stephenson.
Also, Sandy Hawley of horse racing fame, presented the award named in his honour for community service, to Adriano Belli, recently retired as a Toronto Argonaut football player.
The following past Inductees attended the event: Donovan Bailey, George Chuvalo, Bobby Baun, Gary Cowan, George Armstrong, Cindy Nicholas, Paul Savage, Fergie Jenkins, Brian MacFarlane, Sandy Hawley, Russ Jackson, Marlene Stewart-Streit, Johnny Bower, Dr. Ron Taylor, Sandy Air and George Samolenko.View items...
Five (5) great Ontario athletes are elected to the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame for 2010.
Two former Toronto Maple Leaf Captains, George Armstrong (13 year Leafs Captain and Toronto Coach, 1988-9) and Dave Keon, (NHL rookie of the year, 1960) are joined by two other Leafs, defenseman Bobby Baun, (he of the famous ‘broken leg’ goal), and Howie Meeker. Ron Taylor rounds out this year's inductees.View items...
The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame inducts 2009 Members
2009 Inductees were honored at Originals Restaurant yesterday afternoon
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At our media day we announced that 5 spectacular individual athletes join the Ed Werenich curling rink as the latest elected members of the "Ontario Sports Hall of Fame" for 2009:
- Michael "Pin Ball" Clemons
- Doug Flutie of the Argonouts
- Figure skating star Elvis Stojko
- Hockey's Ted Lindsay, and
- swimmer Cliff Lumsdon (posthumously).
In the Team Category, the Ed Werenich rink with 3rd Paul Savage, 2nd John Kawaja, and Lead Neil Harrison are honoured in this year's group of outstanding sports personalities.
Induction and golf day at Lionhead G.C., Sept. 16th, 2009.View items...
The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame inducts 2003 Members
|1942 Toronto Maple Leafs||Team/Hockey|
|1964 Toronto Marboro Junior Hockey Team||Team/Hockey|
The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame inducts 2002 Members
|Victor Davis||Swimming (Inducted 2002)|
|Trent Frayne||Journalist (Inducted 2002)|
|Kathy Kreiner||Skiing (Inducted 2002)|
|Edward "Ned" Hanlan||Rowing (Inducted 2002)|
|Steve Podborski||Skiing (Inducted 2002)|
|1993 Toronto Blue Jays||Team/Baseball (Inducted 2002)|
The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame inducts 1997 Members
|Syl Apps||Hockey (Inducted 1997)|
|Al Balding||Golf (Inducted 1997)|
|Marilyn Bell||Swimming (Inducted 1997)|
|Bill Crothers||Track & Field (Inducted 1997)|
|Tony Golab||Football (Inducted 1997)|
|Avelino Gomez||Horse Racing (Inducted 1997)|
|Paul Henderson||Hockey (Inducted 1997)|
|Bobby Hull||Hockey (Inducted 1997)|
|James "Tip" O'Neil||Baseball (Inducted 1997)|
|Barbara Ann Scott||Figure Skating (Inducted 1997)|
|Dick Shatto||Football (Inducted 1997)|
|Ernie Whitt||Baseball (Inducted 1997)|
|1958 Whitby Dunlops||Team Hockey (Inducted 1997)|
The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame inducts 1996 Members
|Toller Cranston||Figure Skater|
|Tom Longboat||Track & Field|
|Bobbie Rosenfeld||Track & Field|
|E.P Taylor||Horse Racing|
The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame inducts 1995 Members
|Big Ben||Horse Show Jumping|
|Petra Burka||Figure Skating|
|Anne & Halvour Heggtveit||Skiing|
|Sir Stanley Matthews||Soccer|
|Marlene Stewart Streit||Golf|
|"Whipper" Billy Watson||Wrestling|
|1966-67 Toronto Maple Leafs||Team Hockey|