We are a city of record breakers, rabble rousers, and game changers. Ride the highs and the lows of Toronto’s sports histories in our latest exhibition.
Sports have shaped our city for generations — from infamous bat flips and buzzer-beating three-pointers, to Stanley Cup curses and fairweather fandoms. Whether they bring us together or reflect our divisions, the sports we play tell us a story.
This is Winners & Losers: Sports Histories of Toronto — admission is free. Donations are encouraged.
In this exhibit you will learn about Toronto through hockey, lacrosse, basketball, boxing, football, and baseball.
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Admission for this exhibition is free.
Tickets or reservations are not required to attend.
401 Richmond Street West
Wednesday – Saturday: 12pm – 6pm
Sunday – Tuesday: CLOSED
Winners & Losers is co-curated by author and historian Adam Bunch, and veteran sports writer and TV commentator Morgan Campbell, with contributions by journalist and freelance writer Sam Laskaris.
The exhibition was conceptualized and developed by the team at Myseum of Toronto.
Myseum of Toronto is made possible with the generous support of Diane Blake and Stephen Smith.
Adam Bunch is an award-winning storyteller who brings the history of Toronto and Canada to life. He’s the author of The Toronto Book of the Dead and The Toronto Book of Love, the host of the Canadiana documentary series, and the creator of the Toronto Dreams Project. He’s taught history at George Brown College and created writing workshops for the Toronto Public Library. He’s spoken at the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Royal Ontario Museum, and his writing has appeared in The Toronto Star, Spacing Magazine and The Huffington Post. His work popularizing Canadian history was recognized with an honourable mention for a Governor General’s Award in 2012.
Morgan Campbell joined CBC Sports in 2021 as the first Senior Contributor after 18 standout years at the Toronto Star. In 2004 he won the National Newspaper Award for “Long Shots,” a serial narrative about a high school basketball team from Scarborough. Later created, hosted and co-produced “Sportonomics,” a weekly video series examining the business of Sport. And he spent his last two years at the Star authoring the Sports Prism initiative, a weekly feature covering the intersection of sports, race, business, politics and culture. Morgan is also a TedX lecturer, and a frequent contributor to several CBC platforms, including the extremely popular and sorely-missed Sports Culture Panel on CBC Radio Q. His work has been featured in the New York Times, the Literary Review of Canada, and the Best Canadian Sports Writing anthology.
Sam Laskaris has been a Toronto-based freelance writer since 1986. His articles have been published in more than 250 newspapers and magazines across Canada and the United States. Sam specializes in sports writing but also writes about numerous topics including news, business, entertainment and economic developments for various publications. His first two sports books, on NFL player Aaron Rodgers and U.S. gymnast Simone Biles, will be published next summer.
We are Bria Dietrich, Yazmin Butcher, Kamran Dadi,, Breanne Gimza, April Hazan, Davin Henson, Heidi Reitmaier, Rosemary Snell, Julie Suh, Sarah Tumaliuan, along with Laura Robb, Scott Taylor, Ada Hopkins, Mimi Vuong, Mia Yaguchi-Chow.
elsonstudio is the design practice of Christine Elson. Trained as an architect, Christine has been working with museums, galleries and other cultural clients for over 10 years, developing engaging exhibitions, installations and activations. Her studies in literature, as well as her experience working in the theatre world and film industry, have contributed to a deep understanding of the design of narrative spaces.
Special thanks to: Donna and David Babstock, Kelly Babstock, Scott Crawford, Jeremy Diamond, Laura Furman, Paul Gilkinson, Gabrielle Major, Eric Skouris, Jos Theriault, and to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, City of Toronto Archives, City of Toronto Museums & Heritage Services, McWood Studios Inc., Ontario Lacrosse Hall of Fame, the Hockey Hall of Fame and Museum, the Midway Village Museum, and the Toronto Public Library.
As a non-profit cultural institution, Myseum would like to acknowledge the incredible work of those featured in the exhibition. This exhibition is designed for teaching, scholarship, education, and research purposes only. Our intent is to present an engaging experience that respects the rights of creators, and fosters a spirit of shared knowledge through the “fair dealing” under the Copyright Act of Canada.