Toller Cranston

1949 -2015

Official Website for the Skater and Artist Toller Cranston.

Athlete, Artist, Illustrator

By the end of his life, he had guaranteed his legacy in Canada and around the world. A prolific artist, Toller had accomplished over two hundred and fifty solo art shows internationally. He was a member of the Order of Canada and has been memorialized on Canada’s Walk of Fame, in the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame, Ontario Sports Hall of Fame, Canadian Figure Skating Hall of Fame, Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, and the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.


Toller’s Birthday

Hi Everyone,

April 20th is Toller’s birthday—the tenth since he passed away on January 23, 2015. He would be pleased, humbled, gratified, and frankly astonished with the early success of his biography, Toller Cranston: Ice, Paint, Passion. The book was released barely a month ago and has been bouncing around near the top in multiple categories including at one point or another hitting # 1 in Figure Skating, LGBTQ+ biographies, Olympics, Transgender Gifting, and Art. If there were a category for Celebrating Canadian Icons he would undoubtedly hit #1 there as well.

Thank you to everyone who attended launch events in Toronto, Arnprior, San Miguel de Allende, and Montreal. Your heartfelt reviews, emails, and social media posts are very much noticed and very much appreciated. Toller once said that at the end of the day, it isn’t so much about jumps and spins, it is about creating memories. With your help and support, we will continue to create moments and memories.

Thank you all. Merci à tout le monde. Mil gracias a todo.


Front Cover – click for larger image

New Book Available NOW

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By Phillippa Cranston Baran

Back Cover – click for larger image