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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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George (Louis) " Boom Boom" Chuvalo was Canadian heavyweight champion as both an amateur and a professional, and twice fought for versions of the professional…
Petra was the Junior Canadian Skating Champion in 1961 and the Senior Canadian Champion between 1964-1966. In 1965 she won the World Figure Skating Championships,…
The story of Big Ben, like many heroes, had a modest beginning. Often overlooked as a horse that was simply too big to win, equestrian…
Edward Plunket Taylor, (January 29, 1901 - May 14, 1989) was a Canadian business tycoon and famous breeder of thoroughbred race horses. Known to his…
Called Bobbie for her "bobbed" haircut, Fanny ("Bobbie") Rosenfeld was born December 28, 1904, in Dneipropetrovsk, Russia) Her family then immigrated to the small town…
James Naismith (November 6, 1861 – November 28, 1939) was a Canadian and naturalized American sports coach and innovator. Naismith invented the sport of basketball…
Philip Joseph Marchildon, aka Philip "Babe" Marchildon (October 25, 1913 – January 10, 1997) was a Canadian Major League Baseball pitcher. Born in Penetanguishene, Ontario,…
Sammy Luftspring was a Jewish Canadian boxer. A former Canadian Welterweight Champion and highly ranked in the Welterweight class during his career, Luftspring was forced…
Cogwagee (Thomas Longboat) (June 4, 1887 – January 9, 1949) was an Onondaga distance runner from the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation…
Joe "King" Krol (February 20, 1919 – December 16, 2008) was a Canadian Football League quarterback, running back, defensive back, and placekicker/punter from 1942 to…
George Alfred Christian Knudson, CM (June 28, 1937 – January 24, 1989) was a Canadian professional golfer, who along with Mike Weir holds the record…
Foster William Hewitt, OC (November 21, 1902 – April 21, 1985) was a Canadian radio pioneer. Born in Toronto, Ontario, Hewitt attended Upper Canada College…
Toller Shalitoe Montague Cranston, CM (born April 20, 1949) is a Canadian figure skater and painter. He is the 1971-1976 Canadian national champion, the 1974…
Lionel Pretoria Conacher, MP (May 24, 1900 – May 26, 1954), nicknamed "The Big Train", was Canada's top all-around athlete in the 1920s, excelling in…
The Dunlops were Canada's representative to the 1958 World Championships, as the defending Allan Cup champions. The team took an ocean liner to the championships…
Leo Ernest "Ernie" Whitt (born June 13, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan) is a former Major League Baseball catcher and coach who is the current manager…
Dick Shatto (1933, Springfield, Ohio – February 4, 2003, New Port Richey, Florida) was a professional Canadian football player for the Canadian Football League Toronto…
Barbara Ann Scott, OC, O.Ont (born May 9, 1928 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada) is a Canadian retired figure skater. She is the 1948 Olympic Champion.…
James Edward "Tip" O'Neill (May 25, 1858 – December 31, 1915) was a Canadian left fielder in Major League Baseball in the late 19th century.…
Robert Marvin "Bobby" Hull OC (born January 3, 1939) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player. He is regarded as one of the greatest ice…
Paul Henderson (born January 28, 1943 in Kincardine, Ontario, Canada) is a retired Canadian hockey left winger who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey…
Avelino Gomez (1928 - June 21, 1980) was a Cuban-born Hall of Fame jockey in American and Canadian thoroughbred horse racing. Born in Havana, Gomez…
Nicknamed the Golden Boy, Anthony Charles (Tony) Golab, (born January 17, 1919) the classy Windsor native took the CFL by storm during a career that…
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