Canadiana Display Celebrates the Toronto 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games

July 13, 2015 | Andrew

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Celebrating Pan Am/Parapan Am 2015 Display
In celebration of Toronto’s hosting of the 2015 Pan Am/Parapan Am Games, the North York Central Library’s Canadiana Department staff have produced an exciting and colourful display showcasing Ontario’s fascinating summer sports and games history.

The display highlights books on a number of summer sports and games in Ontario held in the Canadiana Department’s collections.

Staff chose a number of books about popular sports and games in Ontario including Tennis, Rowing, Swimming, Golf, Wrestling, Boxing, Shooting, Baseball and sports equipment catalogues and price lists.

Below is just a snapshot of the books on display and we encourage you to visit us on the 6th floor at North York Central Library to view this fabulous display and discover more books about Ontario sports history within our collections!

Click on the photos below to access our catalogue records for these books on display:

A Love of Tennis
Wilson's Summer Sports Catalogue
A Love of Tennis Wilson's Summer Sports Catalogue

The Founding of the Donalda Golf Club
The Founding of the Donalda Club

If you cannot visit us, here are a few interesting items about the Pan American Games you can borrow or place a hold from Toronto Public Library:

Are you a statistics fanatic? Try The Pan American Games: a Statistical History.

Want to learn about Pan American Games venue architecture? Try Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects. 

The Canadiana Department holds a reference collection of Canadian genealogy, Ontario local history, North York history, and materials related to Canada. The Department also houses collections from these genealogical societies:

  • Ontario Genealogical Society
  • Jewish Genealogical Society (Toronto Branch)
  • Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants
  • York Pioneer and Historical Society
  • North York Historical Society