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An Irreverent Attack in the Cathedral of Hockey:  The Bigoted Assault on Percy Gibbons

An Irreverent Attack in the Cathedral of Hockey: The Bigoted Assault on Percy Gibbons

| February 1, 2021 | 1 Comment

  For Toronto Maple Leaf fans of a certain vintage, Maple Leaf Gardens was only the “Cash Box on Carlton”.[1] During the transition to and in the 1980’s, the standings and the Harold Ballard Circus proved nothing sacred was taking place on the ice. Still, for those with real Stanley Cup memories and deep connections […]

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From Berlin to Rio in 80 Years: The Olympics and Race in the Toronto Sports Media in 1936 – “a dark boy”, “Indian Jim Thorpe”, and “the Licorice All-sorts”

From Berlin to Rio in 80 Years: The Olympics and Race in the Toronto Sports Media in 1936 – “a dark boy”, “Indian Jim Thorpe”, and “the Licorice All-sorts”

| August 9, 2016 | 1 Comment

The 1936 Berlin Olympics was the “mega-event” that had almost been a non-event.[1] The Nazi rise to power in Germany meant the party’s anti-Olympic perspective could have led the National Socialists to cancel the games themselves (Berlin was awarded the ’36 Games over Barcelona before the Nazi’s took power) or invite some in the international […]

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From Berlin to Rio in 80 Years: The Olympics and Race in the Toronto Sports Media in 1936 – “The Negro as an Athlete”

From Berlin to Rio in 80 Years: The Olympics and Race in the Toronto Sports Media in 1936 – “The Negro as an Athlete”

| August 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

On the eve of the official opening of the 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Olympics, media reports are filled with stories about infectious water and air, social unrest and dangerous streets, Russian doping, and the risks of the Zika virus. 80 years ago, the context for Toronto newspapers writing about the 1936 Berlin Olympics was […]

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Personal Banking Services Must Come With Dignity

Personal Banking Services Must Come With Dignity

| July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

If you believe your bank’s marketing, then you must be convinced that the local branch is your perfect hybrid concierge-soulmate. You probably walk into the branch gleefully anticipating a fountain of tailored services that snugly fit your needs, even the ones you didn’t know you had. It might actually work out that way for you […]

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