Today the building known as the Hockey Hall of Fame is dedicated to our beloved and currently lockout national sport. However, a long time ago the Hall was actually a Bank of Montreal. That is where our story about a broken heart soul begins.
The story revolves around a bank teller named Dorothy who was having an affair with her married bank manager. After confronting her lover and being rejected by him she shot herself in the upstairs bathroom. However, in a report by the toronto star after her suicide, it was said Dorothy was lonesome after he boyfriend left to take a job on the boats. Regardless, the tragic event happened in March of 1953. Dorothy had come in much earlier than any other of tellers and went straight to the upstairs bathroom where she stayed for a period of time. Afterwards she came down and went back up to the bathroom shooting herself with the banks revolver. The original Toronto Star report, said she was a 19 year old and died at St. Michael’s Hospital - 22 hours after she shot herself, which Doctors considered a miracle. She lived in the old Township of Islington which later became Etobicoke, with her sister on Burnhamthrope Road - which is creepy because I have taken the 50 Burnhamthrope bus before.
Her ghost is said to haunt the building, and many note lights going on and off as well as locked doors opening by themselves. The cleaning staff began to fear the building at night and the fear from the female bankers got so intense the bank was forced to build another washroom in the basement. Today in the Hockey Hall of Fame if something is misplaced the staff say that it was probably the doing of Dorothy.
So next time you are at the Hockey Hall of Fame just remember that watching you may be the soul of broken hearted Dorothy.