Hockey lives once again at the place that was formerly beloved as Maple Leaf Gardens. And though visiting forward Kevin George was the one to score the building’s first goal in 13 years, the home team Ryerson Rams would narrowly prevail 5-4 over the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Ridgebacks.
Maple Leaf Gardens
Jian Kourdah made the trip from Markham to the corner of Church and College streets to buy groceries in one of hockey’s most storied shrines. He was among the hundreds who checked out the new 85,000-square-foot Loblaws location at Maple Leaf Gardens following its grand opening on Nov. 30.
Ryerson University and the Loblaws chain of grocery stores have both confirmed that they are in talks to re-develop Maple Leaf Gardens, says a Toronto Star report.