May 23: Come visit us for Doors Open

We're opening our doors for Doors Open Toronto!

  • Saturday May 23, 2015
  • 10 am - 5 pm
  • Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library
  • 120 St. George Street

Come see our gorgeous space and selections from the Archives, celebrating the rich history of sports, recreation, and leisure at the University of Toronto.

Talk to archivists and see archival material about

  • the history of varsity and intramural sports at the University of Toronto
  • the first game of football played in North America
  • the history of Hart House
  • the cottage life of university professors in the 19th century

In addition, we'll have a life-sized hologram of the Stanley Cup on site to view. The hologram - which is illuminated by laser light passing through it - was created over a two year period from 1978-1980 by OCAD Professor Michael Page, with the assistance of graduate student Cameron Morrison. A 12 foot long Helium Neon Laser was specially designed and built by Professor Dave May and technician Paul Chen, from the University of Toronto Laser Group. This experimental laser produced more than 350 milliwatts needed to illuminate the hologram.  The hologram was one of the largest in the world produced at the time and was originally displayed in the National Hockey League offices in New York City. This will be the first time it is on public display in Canada. Michael Page donated one of only two copies of the Stanley Cup hologram to the University of Toronto Archives in 2013.

For more information: http://www1.toronto.ca/wps/portal/contentonly?vgnextoid=4b312bc76a8cc410VgnVCM10000071d60f89RCRD&key=40829D4F20B1AFEF85257DD40074F795