Insider's game day: Toronto Maple Leafs
The Leafs won two Stanley Cups in their first five years as a team, and the wins didn’t stop there. They’ve won 13 Stanley Cups in total, solidifying their role as one of Canada’s most iconic hockey teams. Experience the swell of energy and emotion at a live Toronto Maple Leafs game at the Scotiabank Arena.
Located at 40 Bay Street in downtown Toronto, Scotiabank Arena has no shortage of activities to do in and around the stadium.
The PATH Walkway connects the arena to downtown via a climate-controlled underground tunnel. Walk safely between all the downtown hotspots and check out food options, shops, artwork and more in the Galleria.
Back at Scotiabank Arena, take a picture with the impressive facade, featuring an ever-changing light display.
Check out the 3D seating charts in advance, so you'll know where to go on game day.
The arena has a bag policy in effect, but there's no need to worry about having sufficient snacks and drinks during the game. Choose from sandwiches, hot dogs, burgers, poutine, sushi, fries and pizza from the concession stands in the concourse. Fresh coffee is served at Tim Hortons or enjoy a cold drink at the Draught Deck or Molson Canadian Brewhouse. Review the venue guide for all the food and beverage options and other amenities.
Scotiabank Arena also provides a variety of accessibility services to ensure the specific needs of each guest are met.
How to get to Scotiabank Arena
Scotiabank Arena is accessible by all methods of transport, although the easiest is by public transport.
bus: the 6 and 72 buses will bring passengers to Union Station, a few minutes’ walk from the arena
TTC or subway: streetcars 509 and 510 stop at Union Station, as well as the Yonge/University/Spadina line subway
car: take the Don Valley Parkway from the east or the Gardiner Expressway from the west, both of which lead to Lake Shore Boulevard, which intersects with Bay Street; pre-booking is available for parking near the arena, which is recommended as downtown is bustling on game days
Where to buy Maple Leafs game tickets
Buy tickets for single games or in bulk from NHL.com. The NHL is highly committed to fans, who can save 200 tickets for every game—to be released 48 and 24 hours before the puck drops. Don’t miss out on these great last-minute opportunities for game days.
The NHL also offers discounted seats for people attending the game alone, and who doesn’t love making a few new friends at a hockey game? You can also check Ticketmaster for last-minute tickets.
Tips for the best fan experience
Hockey games are thrilling no matter the team, but the excitement is palpable when you’re watching one of the oldest Canadian hockey teams cut up the ice.
Make sure to wear blue to Leafs games. Fans are known to dress up in outlandish costumes, paint their faces blue and white, and dance for every single goal.
So grab your favourite jersey and get in the stands to join this exuberant family of ice hockey fans. If you don’t have any Leafs apparel, visit the Team Stores before the game. Since the rink can be chilly, you might want to pick up a Leafs scarf or toque.
Last updated: April 20, 2023