The Insider's Game Day: Toronto Maple Leafs

View over the shoulders of three fans as they watch a Toronto Maple Leafs hockey game

Photo credit: Destination Toronto

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 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.

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Scotiabank Arena

Located at 40 Bay Street in downtown Toronto, the Scotiabank Arena has no shortage of activities to do in and around the stadium. The PATH Walkway connects Scotiabank 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 the 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 know where to go on game day. The arena has bag policy in effect, but 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

The Scotiabank Arena is accessible by all methods of transport, although the easiest is by public transport.

By Bus: The 6 and 72 busses will bring passengers to Union Station, a few minutes’ walk from the arena.

By TTC or Subway: Streetcars 509 and 510 also stop at Union Station, as well as the Yonge / University / Spadina line subway.

By Car from the East or West: The Don Valley Parkway from the east and the Gardiner Expressway from the west lead to Lakeshore Boulevard, which intersects with Bay Street.

Parking: Pre-booking is available for parking near the arena, which is recommended as downtown is bustling on game days.

Where to Buy Maple Leaf Game Tickets

Buy tickets for single games or in bulk from NHL.com. NHL is really committed to the fans; they 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 games 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 to Have 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: November 4, 2021

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