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Ali on Ossington Plaque Presentation

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Lower Ossington Theatre

100 Ossington Avenue

Toronto, ON M6J 2Z4

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


We will celebrate at the Lower Ossington Theater, across the street from the gym where Muhammad Ali trained in March 1966. He trained at boxing promoter Earl “Sully” Sullivan’s Toronto Athletic Club, which was located on Ossington, above a garage. Fans paid between $1 and $5 to watch Ali spar and he used the proceeds to support neighbourhood children. Chuvalo trained nearby at Lansdowne Athletic Club.

His fight against Chuvalo came 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 political and 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 to being the voice of Toronto’s heritage stories. We appreciate your donation.

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

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