Home of the Stanley Cup and the best of hockey, you can DO IT ALL...AT THE HALL. Guests can take shots at real-time goalies; stop the shots of Gretzky and Messier; call the play-by-play of some of hockey's greatest goals; view hockey flicks in one of our two theatres; get up close and personal with the Stanley Cup; explore the largest collection of hockey memorabilia in the world — all of this plus so much more!
Defining the Toronto skyline at 553.33m (1,815ft5in), the CN Tower is the World’s Tallest Tower, having held the record for over three decades and Toronto, Ontario and Canada's most recognizable and celebrated icon. The CN Tower is an internationally renowned architectural triumph, an engineering Wonder of the Modern World, world-class entertainment and dining destination and a must see for anyone visiting Toronto. Each year, over 1.5 million people visit
Canada’s National Tower to take in the breathtaking views and enjoy all the CN Tower has to offer.
Ontario Place was built as a showcase for the Province of Ontario that would replace the Government of Ontario building at the CNE and take advantage of what was then an under-developed waterfront area.
Construction started on March 17, 1969 and took an estimated 1.5 million person hours of labour to build at a cost of $29M.
The original park was consisted of three man-made islands connected by picturesque bridges and walkways with the Pods or Pavilion, complex and the geodesic dome of the Cinesphere as the focal points.
The park initially encompassed 96 acres of which 51 acres were land fill.
The gate first opened to the public on May 22, 1971, 38 years ago.
The Zoo is divided into seven zoogeographic regions: Indo-Malaya, Africa, the Americas, Australasia, Eurasia, Canadian Domain and the Tundra Trek. Animals are displayed indoors in tropical pavilions and outdoors in naturalistic environments, with viewing at many levels.
Rides: There are four (4) rides: zoomobile, conservation carousel, camels and ponies.
Must Sees: Visit the incredible 10-acre Tundra Trek featuring an amazing 5-acre Polar bear habitat complete with underwater viewing area, the Gorilla Rainforest home to our Western Lowland Gorilla troop and newest addition Nassir, the Great Barrier Reef, and Zellers Discovery Zone* featuring Kids Zoo, Splash Island and Waterside Theatre. 2010 Special Exhibit Sharks at Stingray Bay - A Touching Experience. This unique and interactive exhibit runs from May 22, 2010 to October 11, 2010, special exhibit admission applicable (ages 3 and under free)*
2000 - Just months prior to training camp, New York businessman Sherwood Schwarz became the ninth owner in the history of the franchise. J.I. Albrecht was named as the team’s Managing Director and John Huard was named Head Coach. Argo great Paul Masotti retired as the team’s all-time leading receiver. After a 1-6-1 start, legendary Argo Mike “Pinball” Clemons traded in his cleats for a headset and replaced Huard as Head Coach. Clemons played two games as a player/coach before retiring from the CFL to become the Argos full-time Head Coach. The team finished just shy of the playoffs with a 7-11-1 record.
2001 - With Clemons entering his first full season as a Head Coach, the Argos went about the business of getting the team back into the post-season. After a difficult 2-7 start to the season, which wasn't helped with injuries to starting QB Kerwin Bell, the Argos, led by veteran players Derrell Mitchell, Mike O'Shea and Adrion Smith, won 4 of the last 6 games to narrowly miss out on the playoffs again, finishing with a 7-11-0 mark.
2002 - Clemons stepped down as Head Coach to make way for Gary Etcheverry, whose defensive philosophy was to be complemented by newly-acquired DE Joe Montford. After a 4-8 start, Etcheverry was replaced by Clemons, who returned to the sidelines after being appointed team President. Clemons’ presence by the bench would spark the club. First, they defeated the Calgary Stampeders 33-32 to clinch a playoff berth, then they hosted their first playoff game in five years defeating the Saskatchewan Roughriders 24-14. The Argos then headed down the 401 to face the league-leading Montreal Alouettes in the East Championship, losing to the eventual Grey Cup champions 35-18 in front of a boisterous sell-out crowd at Olympic Stadium.
Canada's Wonderland is Canada's premier amusement park and features over 200 attractions, more than 65 thrilling rides, North America's greatest variety of roller coasters, and Splash Works, a 20-acre water park.
Forty years after it was established as one of the world’s first interactive science museums, the Ontario Science Centre is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Created as a Centennial project – our official name is the “Centennial Centre of Science and Technology” – the Ontario Science Centre was a pioneer in creating experiences that made science accessible. Since its opening September 26, 1969, the Science Centre has attracted over 40 million visitors from around the world and is one of Canada’s most visited attractions. Check out some of our accomplishments from over the past 40 years.
The Toronto Maple Leafs are a professional ice hockey team based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. They are members of the Northeast Division of the Eastern Conference of the National Hockey League (NHL). The organization, one of the "Original Six" members of the NHL, is officially known as the Toronto Maple Leaf Hockey Club and is the leading subsidiary of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd. (MLSE). They have played at the Air Canada Centre (ACC) since 1999, after 68 years at Maple Leaf Gardens.
The Leafs are well known for their long and bitter rivalry with the Montreal Canadiens. Toronto has won eleven Stanley Cups as the Maple Leafs since the cup became solely competed for within the NHL in 1927. They also won two cups prior to this: one as the St. Patricks, and one as the Arenas. The franchise's 13 championships are second only to the Canadiens who have 24. However, the Leafs have not won the Cup at all since 1967, the longest-active drought in the NHL, and are the only Original Six team that has not won the Cup since the 1967 NHL expansion.
When the heat in Toronto reaches its peak, Wild Water Kingdom is where you want to be. Offering 100 acres of water slides, wave pools and sports facilities, this is every water baby's dream park.
Canada's largest water park introduces three new attractions this season: The Midnight Express - barrel down high-speed drops and accelerate through dark tunnels and spiral around tight 360-degree turns at hurricane speed; The Abyss - plunge from daylight and disappear into darkness; and The Night Rider - plummet into darkness and zoom through high bank twists freefall drops and back-to-back turns, while Dolphin Bay welcomes The Big Tipper, where it's you against 800 gallons of water.
The daring find their thrills on two seven story "speed slides," and a half-acre tidal wave pool, while the lower-key float slowly down the quarter-mile Lazy River. The Dolphin Bay playground is the best place to introduce younger children to the water and the whole family can enjoy batting cages, miniature golf and bumper boats. The park features 15 heated waterslides, two giant whirlpool hot tubs, and three heated children's waterslides.
One of the park's more popular attractions, Caribbean Cove, is a 6000 sq. ft swimming pool surrounded by landscaping and waterfalls. Sip your favorite drink, sway to island rhythms, play beach volleyball, relax and bask in the warm sun and let a gentle breeze caress you in this makeshift tropical paradise.
The park restaurant and fast-food canteen satisfies the biggest summer appetites.
Now known as Rogers Centre, this world class entertainment facility has been home to the Toronto Blue Jays since June 5, 1989. The stadium is best known for the retractable roof which is one of many innovations that can be found in a stadium that was ahead of its time. SkyDome was renamed Rogers Centre on February 2, 2005 which marks the first day the Blue Jays had full control of their facility.