Toronto's Historical Plaques
Learn a little of Toronto's history as told through its plaques
Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club
Photos by Peter Kozak
At the Toronto Sailing and Canoe Club at 1391 Lake Shore Blvd West attached to a solid granite stone, at the foot of the flag pole, along the entrance path to the club, is this 1979 Toronto Historical Board plaque. Here's what it says:
Plaque coordinates: 43.633870 -79.438963
Since its foundation in 1880 as the Toronto Canoe Club, this organization has promoted aquatic sports and contributed to the recreational life of Toronto. It occupied temporary quarters until a clubhouse was built on the waterfront just east of Simcoe Street in 1887. In 1889 the city gave the club charge of the Dominion Day Aquatic Sports held at Exhibition Wharf. Situated near the foot of York Street in 1893, it was relocated here in 1920, and was the largest canoe club in the world at that time. In 1939 it became the Toronto Sailing & Canoe Club.
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