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This 1931 rule book from the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association was found in a time capsule at Maple Leaf Gardens.
This 1931 rule book from the Canadian Amateur Hockey Association was found in a time capsule at Maple Leaf Gardens.

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Items from Maple Leaf Gardens time capsule revealed Add to ...

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.

They included:

--a four-page typed letter from the directors of Maple Leaf Gardens describing the design and construction details of the new arena

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--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.

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