Maple Leaf Gardens
Maple Leaf Gardens
4.5
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Between October and April, the Maple Leafs play hockey in this arena, but be forewarned that obtaining game tickets is both difficult and expensive.
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
How to get there
  • College • 4 min walk
  • Wellesley • 6 min walk
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wickedmilly
Melbourne7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
Amazing facility. Great to stroll around and check out goods. Maple and bacon doughnuts are a revelation. The artwork made of old seats is really clever.
Written 12 December 2022
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James A
Windsor, Canada19,733 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
It’s not been a place for hockey for nearly 20 years or maybe longer but I’m glad it wasn’t torn down. The building was converted into a Loblaws grocery store (you can see Center ice in aisle 25) and as part of Ryerson University. Not much changed except the price of food. Inflation is insane right now.
Written 7 June 2022
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TJ1641
Lakewood Ranch, FL39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
If you are a hockey fan it would be worth a trip to visit a Leaf's game. I happened to be in Toronto on work when I discovered the Blues were in town to play the Leafs. It's one of those old time stadiums with very steep stairs. But great site lines. It was a Monday night and there was standing room only. They've done a cool thing by making a standing room only section behind the very top row and it was packed. With a subway attached to the stadium it's amazing how many people you can move out of the area quickly. Fans appeared to be relatively nice to the visiting blues fans. This was a nice surprised compared to other stadiums such as Chicago, Boston, etc.
Written 8 October 2019
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Lisa G
Bay Bulls14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
What a beautiful piece of history being kept alive. Loved seeing all the Maple Leaf pictures around the building. My little boy was pretty excited to play hockey in the same building the Leafs once did. Not many little guys from Newfoundland can say they did that. Amazing memories made especially having Wendel Clark and Doug Gilmore come and drop the puck for the Select teams. That was the cherry on the cake. Stories and memories that will last a life time made during our tournament!!
Written 13 April 2019
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C8689BCbenjaminh
Greater London, UK50 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Solo
I just wanted to visit the old girl! I am a Leafs fan from the UK & have only seen this building from the outside. I was looking at the Ryerson Uni website & found out that you can do a self guided tour of the building!! I save the PDF to my laptop, but on the day forgot to print it out. I went to the reception & the guy behind kindly printed it out for me. I found that the building seemed to have a presence. Looking at all the photos & clips of history on the walls it felt weird. I was asked to stop recording the basketball team that was practising in the court. Ooops!! If I had more time I would of taken my time to walk a bit more slowly & take it in! I will be back I'm sure!!
Written 9 January 2019
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Dickenson Family
Kemptville, Canada936 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Solo
Walked around here and was amazed that Ryerson has purchased or leased maple leaf gardens. It doesn't look like they have done much to change things, it still has an old world charm to it.
Written 17 December 2018
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Mary V
Woodstock, Canada76 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017
Just going here for the history of the place. Been here when younger for hockey games. The feel of the history. That is what I went for.
Written 21 May 2018
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umunum
Halifax, Canada209 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Solo
If your looking for a gym to workout in , Ryerson University gym is located in maple leaf gardens. $10 for a day pass. Excellent place to just visit or to workout
Written 8 March 2018
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lfrustaglio
Toronto, Canada11 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017
You can feel the hockey history when walking around the building. The memories of the great hockey players like Charlie Conacher, Joe Primeau and all the others, which is a list too long to note in this email, who proudly donned a Leaf Jersey.
Written 4 March 2018
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Thewayiseeit
Mosta, Russia1,155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
Bought by Ryeson Univeristy and Loblows this building has seen many hockey games played there - some lost, some won. The building also has been a venue for basketball games, music events etc
There is a viewing gallery and a shop selling Rams hockey items. It was also a venue for the Invictous games since they appeared in Canada. There is also a supermarket called loblows next door
Written 30 December 2017
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