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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.

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2019 Inductees

2019 Inductees (7)

The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame 2019 Induction and Awards Gala will be held Monday, October 21, 2019.

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2018 Inductees

2018 Inductees (7)

The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame 2018 Induction and Awards Gala will be held October 23, 2018.

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2015 Inductees

2015 Inductees (6)

The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame 2015 Induction and Awards Gala will be held September 24th, 2015, at the Westin Harbour Castle Conference Centre. Get your tickets now!

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2014 Inductees

2014 Inductees (6)

The Ontario Sports Legends 2014 Induction Ceremony and Gala was held September 18, 2014. We also celebrate our new home at the Ricoh Centre. 

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2013 Inductees

2013 Inductees (6)

The Ontario Sports Legends 2013 Induction Ceremony and Gala was held October 15, 2013.  

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2012 Inductees

2012 Inductees (6)

The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame 2012 Induction Ceremony and Gala was held September 17, 2012 at the Woodbine Entertainment Complex  (555 Rexdale Blvd).  

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2011 Inductees

2011 Inductees (5)

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:

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.

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2010 Inductees

2010 Inductees (5)

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.

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2009 Inductees

2009 Inductees (6)

The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame inducts 2009 Members

2009 Inductees were honored at Originals Restaurant yesterday afternoon

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PR Log (Press Release) – Apr 01, 2009 – Toronto, March 31st, 2009...

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.

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2005 Inductees

2005 Inductees (5)

The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame inducts 2005 Members

Donovan Bailey Track & Field (Inducted 2005)
Bernie Faloney Football (Indcted 2005)
Beverly Boys Diving (Inducted 2005)
Vicki Keith Marathon Swimming (Inducted 2005)
George Selkrik Baseball (Inducted 2005)

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2004 Inductees

2004 Inductees (9)

Joe Carter Baseball
Phil Esposito Hockey
Wayne Gretzky Hockey
George Hainsworth Hockey
Lew Hayman Football
Jim Hunt Columnist
Punch Imlach Hockey
Silken Laumann Olympic Rower
Al Hackner Curling Rink Curling

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2003 Inductees

2003 Inductees (8)

The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame inducts 2003 Members

Carling Bassett-Seguso Tennis
Gary Cowan Golf
Ada Mackenzie Golf
Cindy Nicholas Swimming
Harvey Pulford Hockey
Darryl Sittler Hockey
1942 Toronto Maple Leafs Team/Hockey
1964 Toronto Marboro Junior Hockey Team Team/Hockey

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2002 Inductees

2002 Inductees (6)

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)

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2001 Inductees

2001 Inductees (4)

Leonard "Red" Kelly Hockey
Donald Jackson Figure Skating
Red Storey Football/Hockey
1992 Toronto Blue Jays Team Baseball

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1999 Inductees

1999 Inductees (8)

The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame inducts 1999 Members

Alex Baumann Swimming
Johnny Bower Hockey
Sandy Hawley Horse Racing
Ted "Teeder" Kennedy Hockey
Frank Mahovlich Hockey
Brian McFarlane Sportscaster
Moe Norman Golf
Sandra Post Golf

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1998 Inductees

1998 Inductees (4)

The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame inducts 1998 Members

Frank Clair Football (Inducted 1998)
Frank "King" Clancy Hockey (Inducted 1998)
Northern Dancer Horse Racing (Inducted 1998)
Conn Smythe Hockey (Inducted 1998)

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1997 Inductees

1997 Inductees (13)

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)

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1996 Inductees

1996 Inductees (11)

The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame inducts 1996 Members

Lionel Conacher Football/Hockey
Toller Cranston Figure Skater
Foster Hewitt Sportscaster
George Knudson Golf
Joe Krol Football
Tom Longboat Track & Field
Sammy Luftspring Boxing
Phil Marchildon Baseball
Dr.James Naismith Basketball
Bobbie Rosenfeld Track & Field
E.P Taylor Horse Racing

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1995 Inductees

1995 Inductees (13)

The Ontario Sports Hall of Fame inducts 1995 Members

Big Ben Horse Show Jumping
Petra Burka Figure Skating
George Chuvalo Boxing
Milt DUnnel Journalist
Anne & Halvour Heggtveit Skiing
Russ Jackson Football
Ferguson Jenkins Baseball
Sir Stanley Matthews Soccer
Bobby Orr Hockey
Dave Stieb Baseball
Marlene Stewart Streit Golf
"Whipper" Billy Watson Wrestling
1966-67 Toronto Maple Leafs Team Hockey

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What Ada Mackenzie did in her era was remarkable when you take into consideration the role of women in society. While men dominated the world,…
Gary Cowan of Kitchener. How can we forget that introduction by print and broadcast journalists in the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s as they would tell…
At age 11, Carling moved to Florida to train at the fabled Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy and from there, she began her ascent to fame.…
Allan A. "Al" Hackner (at left in picture, with his rink) was born in 1954 in Nipigon, Ontario. As an adult, Hackner moved to Thunder…
Silken Suzette Laumann, MSC (born November 14, 1964 in Mississauga, Ontario) is a Canadian champion rower. Starting in 1976, Laumann won a number of awards,…
George "Punch" Imlach (March 15, 1918 – December 1, 1987), was an NHL coach and general manager. He is a member of the Hockey Hall…
Jim "Shaky" Hunt (9 November 1926 - 9 March 2006) was a Canadian sports columnist who spent over 50 years as a journalist and covered…
Lewis Edward "Lew" Hayman (September 30, 1908 – June 29, 1984) was one of the driving forces behind the Canadian Football League as coach, general…
George Hainsworth (June 26, 1895 – October 9, 1950) was a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who played for the Montreal Canadiens and Toronto Maple…
Wayne Douglas Gretzky,(born January 26, 1961) was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario. Gretzky honed his skills at a backyard rink and regularly played minor…
Philip Anthony "Espo" Esposito, OC (born February 20, 1942) is a retired professional hockey centre who played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League for…
Joe Carter attended Wichita State University, leaving after his junior year. He was named the Sporting News magazine’s College Player of the Year in 1981.…
George Alexander Selkirk (January 4, 1908 – January 19, 1987) was a Canadian outfielder and front office executive in Major League Baseball. In 1935, Selkirk…
Beverly Boys (born July 4, 1951 in Toronto, Ontario) represented her Canada in three consecutive Summer Olympics, starting in 1968. She won a total number…
B.J. "Bernie" Faloney (June 15, 1932 – June 14, 1999) was a professional football player in the Canadian Football League (primarily with the Hamilton Tiger-Cats)…
Donovan Bailey (born December 16, 1967) is a retired Canadian sprinter who once held the world record for the 100 metre race following his gold…
Vicki Keith (born 26 February 1961 in Winnipeg, Manitoba), has held at least 16 world records and has received over 40 honours and awards. Her…
Skipped by Ed Werenich, this curling team dominated in all levels of curling winning provincial and national titles and capping off their team record with…
Born March 22, 1972 in Newmarket, Ontario, Elvis is known as one of figure skating’s true innovators. Starting out at the age of 5 he…
Clifford Douglas "Cliff" Lumsdon Jr. (April 13, 1931 – August 31, 1991) was a remarkable Canadian world champion marathon swimmer. Cliff Lumsdon turned professional when…
Born in Renfrew, Ontario, in 1925, Ted Lindsay became one of the greatest players in the history of the National Hockey League. Known as "Terrible…
Douglas Richard “Doug” Flutie was born in Maryland on October 23, 1962. While attending high school in Massachusetts Doug was an All-American in football, basketball…
Michael Clemons was born in Clearwater, Florida in 1965. He became a Canadian Football League icon and developed into a national sports hero and endearing…
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