Rosedale Field

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Rosedale Park
Rosedale field clubhouse in 1921
Rosedale Field clubhouse in 1921
Former names Rosedale Field
Address 20 Scholfield Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario
Canada
Owner City of Toronto, originally owned by Rosedale Golf Club
Operator Toronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation
Capacity 4,000 seated
10,000 seated and standing
Surface Grass
Construction
Built 1874
Tenants
Toronto Argonauts (CFL)
(1874-1897; 1905-1915)

Rosedale Field was a grandstand stadium located in Rosedale Park at 20 Scholfield Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1] It could hold 4,000 for seating and upwards of 10,000 standing. It was home to the Toronto Argonauts from 1874-1897, and again from 1908-1915. It hosted the Canadian Dominion Football Championship game in 1892, 1894, 1896, 1900, 1905 and 1908.

Plaque commemorating the first Grey Cup game

It is most famously known for hosting the first ever Grey Cup game in 1909 when almost 4,000 fans witnessed the University of Toronto Varsity Blues defeat Toronto Parkdale by a score of 26-6.[2]

The 3,400 seat stadium and field belonged to the Rosedale Golf Club. The grandstand is no longer there, however the field is still there and it is used for soccer.

The current field is part of Rosedale Park, owned by the City of Toronto. The home of the Rosedale Tennis Club[3] is located in the northern portion of the park. An outdoor skating rink, two sets of tennis courts, a playground, wading pool, and a baseball field are also available in the park.[1] Mooredale House uses the park for a soccer league and baseball league as well a hockey league.

Mayfair at Rosedale Park

The field is also home to the annual spring park party, Mayfair.[4] The event typically consists of rides, games, flea market and other such carnival-type activities. The event is traditionally on the first Saturday in May. The event is run and funded by Mooredale House. Celebrations surrounding the 100th Grey Cup in 2012 began with the unveiling of a Heritage Toronto commemorative plaque at Rosedale Park.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parks, Foresty & Recreation : Rosedale Park". Toronto. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  2. ^ The First Grey Cup Game
  3. ^ "Rosedale Tennis". Rosedale Tennis Club. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "Rosedale Park - The Place to Be!". Park Bench Blog. Retrieved 18 November 2014. 

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Events and tenants
Preceded by
first stadium
Home of the
Toronto Argonauts

1874-1897
Succeeded by
Varsity Stadium
Preceded by
Varsity Stadium
Home of the
Toronto Argonauts

1908-1915
Succeeded by
Varsity Stadium

Coordinates: 43°40′57″N 79°22′43″W / 43.68250°N 79.37861°W / 43.68250; -79.37861