Inside Whitby Community Arena, February 26, 1955
Marjorie Ruddy, Photographer
Media Type
Item Type
A black and white large format negative of machinery inside the Whitby Community Arena.
The Whitby Community Arena was built between 1953 and 1954 on the site of the Burns and Taylor arena. It was located on the block bound by Brock, Ontario, Green, and Gilbert Streets. The Community Arena was official opened on 29 September 1954. It operated until 1972, when it was condemned under provincial building standards and demolished.

Marjorie Georgina Ruddy (1908-1980) was a prominent Whitby photographer and the only commercial photographer in Whitby during the 1930s and 1940s. Marjorie was the official photographer for the Whitby Police Department starting in the 1930s and as a result took many photographs of car accidents, fingerprints and crime scenes. (Station Gallery. Whitby Through the Lens Photographs by Marjorie G. Ruddy, 1935-1948. Whitby: Station Gallery, 2010.)
Date of Original
26 February 1955
Width: 4 in
Height: 3 in
Personal Name(s)
Ruddy, Marjorie
Corporate Name(s)
Whitby Community Arena
Local identifier
Whitby Online Historic Images Collection
Geographic Coverage
  • Ontario, Canada
    Latitude: 43.8762667054227 Longitude: -78.9400368624878
Copyright Statement
This item is protected by the Canadian Copyright Act and is intended for one-time use only. Uses other than research or private study require the permission of the rightsholder(s). It is your responsibility for obtaining these permissions.
Copyright Date
Copyright Holder
Marjorie Ruddy
Recommended Citation
Inside Whitby Community Arena, February 26, 1955, Marjorie Ruddy. Whitby Archives A2013_040_281.
Reproduction Notes
Scanned from a black and white large format negative.
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Inside Whitby Community Arena, February 26, 1955

A black and white large format negative of machinery inside the Whitby Community Arena.