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Jewish Women on the Map - Old Globe and Mail Building


Old Globe and Mail Building
40 King Street West
Toronto, ON

In 1928, Canadian athlete Bobbie Rosenfeld traveled to the Amsterdam Olympics for what she termed her '"greatest victory." There, the small Canadian women's track team, celebrated by the press as "the matchless six," swept the events. With a gold medal for the 400 meter relay, a silver for the 100 meter, and a fifth place in the 800 meter, Rosenfeld scored more points for her country than any other athlete at the Games, male or female.'

She joined the staff of Toronto's Globe and Mail at this location--their then-new building--in 1937 as the only woman on the sports staff, and covered women's sports with wit and "refreshing candor" for the next 18 years.

Women of Valor: Bobbie Rosenfeld

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Ari Davidow

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