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Maple Leaf Gardens was an indoor medium-small venue in Old Toronto, Toronto. The venue opened in 1931 and was later re-developed, with a new athletic centre opening on the upper floors of the building anchored by Mattamy Home Ice which opened in 2012 and a Loblaws grocery store on the lower level. The venue was formerly used for ice hockey andbasketball.

Naming History

  • Maple Leaf Gardens (1931-2011)

Tenants and Events

Tenant League Served as Start End Usage Origin Fate
Toronto Maple Leafs National Hockey League Sole home venue (1931-32--1991-92)
Great majority home venue (1992-93--1993-94)
Sole home venue (1995--1998-99)
1931-32 1998-99 Regular season games:
24 games per season (1931-32--1941-42)
25 games per season (1942-43--1945-46)
30 games per season (1946-47--1948-49)
35 games per season (1949-50--1966-67)
37 games (1967-68)
38 games per season (1968-69--1969-70)
39 games per season (1970-71--1973-74)
40 games per season (1974-75--1991-92)
41 games per season (1992-93--1993-94)
24 games (1995)
41 games per season (1995-96--1997-98)
27 games (1998-99)
Total regular season games:
2,329
Postseason games:
201 games
Total games:
2,530
Moved from Mutual Street Arena Moved mid-season to Scotiabank Arena
Ottawa Senators National Hockey League Alternate home venue 1932-33 1932-33 Regular season games:
One game (1932-33)
Adopted as alternate site Ceased being an alternate site
Ace Bailey Benefit Game National Hockey League Event venue 1933-34 1933-34 One game Inaugural event Suspended operations until 1937-38, moved to Forum de Montréal, Montréal as Howie Morenz Memorial Game
Toronto Huskies Basketball Association of America Sole home venue 1946-47 1946-47 Regular season games:
30 games (1946-47)
Inaugural franchise Folded
National Hockey League All-Star Game National Hockey League Event venue 1947-48 1947-48 Seven games National Hockey League All-Star Game returned and moved from Forum de Montréal, Montreal Moved to Chicago Stadium, Chicago
1949-50 1949-50 Moved from Chicago Stadium, Chicago Moved to Olympia Stadium, Detroit
1951-52 1951-52 Moved from Olympia Stadium, Detroit Moved to Olympia Stadium, Detroit
1962-63 1964-65 Moved from Chicago Stadium, Chicago Moved to Forum de Montréal, Montréal
1967-68 1967-68 Moved from Forum de Montréal, Montréal Moved to Forum de Montréal, Montréal
Chicago Majors American Basketball League Alternate home venue 1962-63 1962-63 Regular season games:
One game (1962-63)
Adopted as alternate site Ceased being an alternate site
Philadelphia Flyers National Hockey League Alternate home venue 1967-68 1967-68 Regular season games:
One game (1967-68)
Adopted as alternate site Ceased being an alternate site
Cincinnati Royals National Basketball Association Alternate home venue 1970-71 1970-71 Regular season games:
One game (1970-71)
Adopted as alternate site Ceased being an alternate site
Buffalo Braves National Basketball Association Alternate home venue 1971-72 1971-72 Regular season games:
One game (1971-72)
Nine games (1973-74)
Six games (1974-75)
Total games:
16 games
Adopted as alternate site Ceased being an alternate site
Minority home venue (1973-74)
Low minority home venue (1974-75)
1973-74 1974-75 Adopted as alternate site Ceased being an alternate site
Dallas Chaparrals American Basketball Association Alternate home venue 1971-72 1971-72 Regular season games:
One game (1971-72)
Adopted as alternate site Ceased being an alternate site
Denver Rockets American Basketball Association Alternate home venue 1971-72 1971-72 Regular season games:
One game (1971-72)
Adopted as alternate site Ceased being an alternate site
Memphis Pros American Basketball Association Alternate home venue 1971-72 1971-72 Regular season games:
One game (1971-72)
Adopted as alternate site Ceased being an alternate site
Ontario Nationals World Hockey Association Postseason sole home venue 1972-73 1972-73 Postseason games:
Two games
Ottawa Nationals moved postseason from TD Place Arena, Ottawa, Ontario Moved to Varsity Arena as Toronto Toros
Toronto Toros World Hockey Association Sole home venue 1973-74 1975-76 Regular season games:
39 games (1974-75)
40 games (1975-76)
Total regular season games:
79 games
Postseason games:
10 games
Total games:
89 games
Moved postseason from Varsity Arena Moved to Legacy Arena, Birmingham, Alabama as Birmingham Bulls
Toronto NBA team National Basketball Association Scheduled home venue 1975-76 DNP Did not play Expansion franchise Folded
Toronto Raptors National Basketball Association Alternate home venue 1996-97 1999 Regular season games:
Three games (1996-97)
Two games (1997-98)
One game (1999)
Total games:
Six games
Adopted as alternate site Ceased being an alternate site