Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

Items from Maple Leaf Gardens time capsule revealed

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

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:

Story continues below advertisement

--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.

Story continues below advertisement

Report an error Licensing Options
Comments are closed

We have closed comments on this story for legal reasons. For more information on our commenting policies and how our community-based moderation works, please read our Community Guidelines and our Terms and Conditions.