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Toronto Parkdale

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Toronto Parkdale was an amateur Canadian football and hockey club based in the Parkdale neighbourhood in the west end of Toronto. As a branch of the Parkdale Canoe Club established in August 1905, the club's hockey and football teams were nicknamed the Paddlers. They were also known colloquially as the West Enders, and as the Green and White, after the team colours. The Paddlers' senior football team lost to the University of Toronto Varsity Blues in the first Grey Cup game in 1909. The senior hockey team had Billy Burch on their roster in the 1919–20 season. Early years (1905–1914) The Paddlers joined the Ontario Rugby Football Union (ORFU) in 1905, entering a team in the junior series. With former Toronto Argonauts quarterback Lou Marsh as their coach, the Parkdale juniors won the Toronto district championship in 1907, and in 1908 they won the Ontario provincial and Canadian Dominion championships. In 1909 the club decided to enter a team made up of its
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