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Ali on Ossington Plaque Presentation

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Oct 12 5:30PM - 8:00PM

Join Heritage Toronto and the Ossington Community Association for the presentationof a plaque commemorating the 1966 Muhammad Ali vs. George Chuvalo Admission at Maple Leaf Gardens.


We will celebrate at the Lower Ossington Theater, acrossthe street from the gym whereMuhammad Ali trained in March 1966. He trained at boxing promoter Earl Sully Sullivans Toronto Athletic Club,which was located on Ossington, above a garage. Fans paid between $1 and $5 to watchAli spar and he used the proceeds to support neighbourhood children. Chuvalotrained nearby at Lansdowne Athletic Club.

His fight against Chuvalocame at a pivotal time in Ali's career. He was effectively banned from competing in the United States because of his controversial support for the politicaland religious group Nation of Islam and his opposition to the Vietnam War.

Casual refreshments to follow (cash bar).Please note that the venue is not fully accessible (20 stairs)

Tickets are available in limited quantity.

Heritage Toronto is a charitable agency committed tobeing the voice of Torontos heritage stories. We appreciate your donation.

Image: Ali vs. Chuvalo, March 29, 1966, Maple Leaf Gardens. Photo by Boris Spremo

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