Insider's game day: Toronto Raptors 905
Known as the minor leagues for the NBA, the G League is where players, coaches, front office and many other important people behind the scenes receive training, mentoring and development that can launch them into NBA careers.
The Toronto Raptors has a great reputation for developing future athletes through the G League, where it can create close relationships with its players and be part of the growth process. For the fans, it’s an opportunity to see rising and talented NBA players in Ontario (the only NBA G League outside of the United States).
Paramount Fine Foods Centre
Although the Raptors 905 play a few home games at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, almost all the home games are held at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre (formerly Hershey Centre) in Mississauga, just west of Toronto. The "905" is a nod to the phone code of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), where the team is based. Paramount Fine Foods Centre is also home to the Ontario Hockey League’s Mississauga Steelheads and features a sportsplex with state-of-the-art facilities that are used by various sports clubs.
Pre-game in Mississauga
Explore the parks, green spaces, shopping, culture and variety of restaurants in Mississauga before you head to the basketball game. Don’t miss Mississauga Celebration Square, just a few minutes’ drive from the Paramount Fine Foods Centre, a public square that hosts special events throughout the year.
There are a variety of ticket sales and packages available at Raptors 905 Ticket Central, including season ticket memberships, premium seating, group tickets and even courtside tickets.
Flex Packs are also available, so you can get discounted tickets for multiple games. You can also donate season tickets as a Community Assist Ambassador, a way to help underprivileged kids become dedicated Raptors 905 fans.
How to get to Paramount Fine Foods Centre
Located just outside downtown Toronto, it’s an easy drive to a Toronto Raptors 905 game, or simply take local transportation. Paramount Fine Foods Centre is located at 5500 Rose Cherry Place in Mississauga.
car: from Highway 401 or the QEW, exit onto Hurontario Street, then take Matheson Boulevard East and turn left onto Rose Cherry Place; alternatively, from Highway 410, exit onto Highway 403 and get off at the Eglinton Avenue East exit, then turn right onto Kennedy Road, followed by a right turn onto Matheson Boulevard and then a left turn onto Rose Cherry Place; free parking is available for up to 1,900 cars on-site at the Paramount Fine Foods Centre
public transport: take routes 39 and 53 on the Mississauga MiWay Transit to the Paramount Fine Foods Centre
Tips for the best fan experience
There’s no shortage of excitement at NBA G League games. They offer a deep pool of elite talent and powerful athleticism to keep fans on their feet. Past G League alumni include members of the NBA 2019 Champion team such as Norman Powell, Fred VanVleet, Pascal Siakam and coach Nick Nurse, who went on to win NBA Coach of the Year during the 2019–2020 season.
Raptors 905 continue to champion basketball in the community and inspire young people to play and love the sport. Young fans can learn the fundamentals of basketball and get invaluable playing tips through programs like Camp 905, and even get to practice on the same basketball court that the Raptors 905 play on.
Last updated: December 29, 2022