The most comprehensive and well-curated collection of hockey memorabilia, history, trophies and exhibitions in the world
It took a few tries to get a Hockey Hall of Fame as well placed and thoroughly outfitted as the current iteration, located in the stunning Brookfield Place building in downtown Toronto. The idea to create a sanctuary dedicated to hockey’s best dates back to 1940, when hockey great Cyclone Taylor and James T. Sutherland, who played in the world’s first officially recognized hockey league, started advocating for such a place. Original plans called for the hall to be built in Kingston, Ontario (which Sutherland claimed was the birthplace of hockey), but funding and bureaucracy issues got in the way and the National Hockey League eventually chose Toronto instead. Two locations later and more than 50 years after the Hockey Hall of Fame officially opened on August 26, 1961, it now attracts more than 300,000 people a year. Fans flock there to see the Stanley Cup, test their shooting and blocking skills in interactive games, walk through a perfectly replicated Montreal Canadiens dressing room and ogle the jerseys, pieces of equipment, memorabilia and other priceless items filling the always-expanding hockey heaven.
- Check out the dog-themed fountain in Berczy Park as well as the historic Gooderham Building.
- Grab breakfast, lunch or an early dinner at St. Lawrence Market, which was established in 1803 and is still filled with food vendors of all stripes.
- Explore the rest of Brookfield Place, a gleaming white architectural gem designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, the mastermind behind some of the world’s most stunning buildings.
If You Go
30 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1X8
Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sundays, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
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Where to stay
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