A small, ivory elephant with fragments of a blue ribbon were among dozens of items that were found in a time capsule that was found during the renovations of Maple Leaf Gardens.
The contents went on display for the first time Thursday morning at Ryerson University.
--a four-page typed letter from the directors of Maple Leaf Gardens describing the design and construction details of the new arena
--a stock prospectus for Maple Leaf Gardens
--four newspapers, all dated Sept. 21, 1931 -- the year the old home of the NHL's Toronto Maple Leafs first opened -- including The Globe, The Mail And Empire, the Toronto Daily Star and The Evening Telegram
-- three official hockey rule books, including the NHL
--a red ensign flag
The items were all discovered by a masonry company who were doing work on the building near the cornerstone.
They were contained in a handmade copper box and found tucked in behind the cornerstone near the corner of Church and Carleton Streets.