About Toller Cranston

Canadian artist Toller Cranston, born April 20, 1949 was a Canadian figure skater and painter. Toller died of a heart attack at his home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico on January 24th 2015. Toller's main artistic outlet was painting, which often incorporates themes related to skating.

Toller was the 1971-1976 Canadian National Champion, the 1974 World Bronze Medalist, and the 1976 Olympic Bronze Medalist and was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame in 1976, the Canadian Figure Skating Hall of Fame in 1997. Toller received the Order of Canada in 1977 and was included in Canada's Walk of Fame in 2003.

Toller made significant contributions to the artistic enrichment of Canadian culture for over five decades and is regarded as a Canadian Icon. His sudden and unexpected death is a tragedy.