Red York has seen it all: the Maple Leafs’ forty-five consecutive Stanley Cups, Toronto’s designation as a United Nations World Heritage Site, the emergence of the Toronto Telegram as the nation’s greatest newspaper. Now, in response to at least two readers’ requests, and with the aid of a ghostwriter whose name he can’t ever remember, the award-winning columnist has penned a definitive history of the city of Toronto in the back half of the 20th century. This to-the-best-of-my-recollection memoir, is something which he if no one else believes is a Canadian treasure and the definitive account of the greatest phenomenon in sports: the sheer domination of the Toronto Maple Leafs in National Hockey League and Olympic competition.
G.B. Joyce is a feature writer and editor with Sportsnet magazine. He has written for ESPN the Magazine, The Globe and Mail, and the Ottawa Citizen, and has won four National Magazine Awards. Joyce is the author of eight books.