Rosedale Field

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Rosedale Park
Rosedale field clubhouse in 1921
Rosedale Field clubhouse in 1921
Rosedale Park is located in Toronto
Rosedale Park
Rosedale Park
Location in Toronto
Rosedale Park is located in Ontario
Rosedale Park
Rosedale Park
Location in Ontario
Rosedale Park is located in Canada
Rosedale Park
Rosedale Park
Location in Canada
Former namesRosedale Field
Address20 Scholfield Avenue,
Toronto, Ontario
OwnerCity of Toronto, originally owned by Rosedale Golf Club
OperatorToronto Parks, Forestry & Recreation
Capacity4,000 seated
10,000 seated and standing
Toronto Argonauts (IRFU) 1874–1877, 1908–1915, 1919
Toronto Amateur Athletic Club 1908-1911 (ORFU)
Toronto Rugby and Athletic Association 1912–1921 (ORFU)

Rosedale Field was a grandstand stadium located in Rosedale Park at 20 Scholfield Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.[1]

Originally called Toronto Lacrosse Grounds, it was linked to St. Andrew's College located in the area west of MacLennan Avenue from Summerhill Avenue to Douglas Drive (now a residential area).[2]

It could seat 4,000 spectators and could accommodate upwards of 10,000 standing. It was home to the Toronto Argonauts from 1874 to 1877, Toronto Football Club/Toronto Athletic Club 1879–1897 and again from 1908 to 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.[3]

The 3,400 seat stadium and field was originally owned by the Rosedale Golf Club (which lent its name to the park). The grandstand is no longer standing; however, the field is still there and is used for soccer. The namesake golf course moved out in 1909 as The Scottish Ontario and Manitoba Land Company re-developed the area for residential homes.

The current field is part of Rosedale Park, owned by the City of Toronto. The home of Rosedale Tennis Club[4] 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 as a hockey league.

Mayfair at Rosedale Park

The field is also home to the annual spring park party, Mayfair.[5] 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.

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  1. ^ a b "Parks, Foresty & Recreation : Rosedale Park". Toronto. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-01-31. Retrieved 2017-09-12.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ The First Grey Cup Game
  4. ^ "Rosedale Tennis". Rosedale Tennis Club. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Rosedale Park - The Place to Be!". Park Bench Blog. Retrieved 18 November 2014.

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