|Toronto Varsity Blues|
|University||University of Toronto|
|Association||U Sports, CUFLA|
|Athletic director||Beth Ali|
|Football stadium||Varsity Stadium|
|Other arenas||Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport|
(Basketball & Volleyball)
|Field||Dan Lang Field|
|Fight song||The Blue and White|
|Colours||Blue and white|
The Toronto Varsity Blues is the intercollegiate sports program at the University of Toronto. Its 43 athletic teams regularly participate in competitions held by Ontario University Athletics and U Sports. The Varsity Blues traces its founding to 1877, with the formation of the men's football team. Since 1908, Varsity Blues athletes have won numerous medals in Olympic Games and Paralympic Games and have also long competed in International University Sports Federation championships, Commonwealth Games, and Pan American Games.
The Varsity Blues program has teams in badminton, baseball, basketball, cross country running, curling, fastpitch softball, fencing, field hockey, figure skating, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, mountain biking, nordic skiing, rowing, rugby, soccer, squash, swimming, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo and wrestling.
Men's ice hockey
The men's ice hockey team plays in the Ontario University Athletics conference, and are coached by Darren Lowe. The team is based at Varsity Arena. The current Varsity Blues have won ten U Sports Championships. The men's ice hockey team was founded in 1891. The Varsity Blues senior team won the Allan Cup in 1921 and 1927, and won the gold medal at the 1928 Winter Olympics. Conn Smythe (U of T 1920), the principal owner of the NHL Toronto Maple Leafs (1927–61) and builder of Maple Leaf Gardens (1931), chose Royal Blue and White as his team's colours to honour his alma mater. The Maple Leafs are popularly known as "The Blue & White" by many of their older fans.
Women's ice hockey
The Nordic skiing team competes against Ontario universities each year at the OUA Championships in February after qualifying races earlier in the season. The team has steadily grown in size and experience since Hans Fischer stepped up to the position of coach in the 2005-06 season.
The University of Toronto Rowing Club represents the Varsity Blues at local and international regattas. The UTRC was founded on February 10, 1897, and throughout the years has had many successes including Royal Canadian Henley Regatta victories, OUA titles, and a silver medal at the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris.
Awards and honours
Lieutenant Governor Athletic Awards
- 2016: Kylie Masse (Swimming) 
- 2002: Elizabeth Warden (Swimming) 
- 1998: Foy Williams (Track & Field)
- 1996: Justine Ellison (Basketball)
Athletes of the year
|Year||Female athlete||Sport||Male athlete||Sport|
|2013–14||Nicole Kesteris||Hockey||Zack Chetrat||Swimming|
|2014–15||Sasha Gollish||Track & Field||Eli Wall||Swimming|
|2015–16||Kylie Masse||Swimming||Sacha Smart||Track & Field|
|2016–17||Kylie Masse ||Swimming||Rostam Turner||Track & Field|
|2017–18||Kylie Masse||Swimming||Eli Wall||Swimming|
|2018–19||Kylie Masse||Swimming||Ezana Debalkew||Track & Field|
|2019–20||Lucia Stafford||Cross country||David Thomson||Hockey|
- University of Toronto Varsity Blues - Football History
- University of Toronto Olympians
- Toronto Marlboros history
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