Sport heritage resources and links

The sources listed below are not a comprehensive inventory of sport history in Ontario, but provide an excellent introduction to the topic.


Best, Dave. Canada: Our Century in Sport. Markham: Fitzhenry & Whiteside Limited, 2002.

Bisson, James. One Hundred Greatest Canadian Sport Moments. Mississauga: John Wiley & Sons Canada Ltd., 2008.

Bouchier, Nancy. For the Love of the Game: Amateur Sport in Small-Town Ontario, 1838-1895. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2003.

Cosentino, Frank. Not Bad, Eh? Great Moments in Canadian Sports History. Burnstown: General Store Publishing House Inc., 1990.

Hinch, Thomas. “Canadian Sport and Culture in the Tourism Marketplace.” Tourism Geographies 8 (2006): pp. 15-30.

Howell, Colin D. Blood, Sweat and Cheers: Sport and the Making of Modern Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2001.

Jordan, Jim. Ed. Make No Small Plans: Celebrating Forty Years of Special Olympics in Canada. Canada: Chill Media Inc., 2009.

Kidd, Bruce. The Struggle for Canadian Sport. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1996.

Mills, Jean. The Fergus Curling Club: Celebrates 175 Years 1834-2009. Fergus: Fergus Curling Club Anniversary Committee, 2009.

Morrow, Don, Mary Keyes, Wayne Simpson, Frank Cosentino and Ron Lapage. A Concise History of Sport in Canada. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 1989.

Morrow, Don and Kevin Wamsley. Sport History in Canada. Don Mills: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Robidoux, Michael A. “Imagining a Canadian Identity through Sport: A Historical Interpretation of Lacrosse and Hockey.” Journal of American Folklore 115, 456 (2002): pp. 209-225.

Steaward, Robert and Cynthia Peterson. Paralympics: Where Heroes Come. 1997.

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Sport history

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