TORONTO, ON, October 7, 2019 – Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, Ltd. (MLSE) announced today, that after undergoing a total renovation this summer, Real Sports Bar & Grill has now become RS. The newly renovated restaurant reopens just in time for guests during the Toronto Maple Leafs home opener. The restaurant’s transformation is part of a series of significant upgrades to Scotiabank Arena and MLSE facilities in the surrounding area to enhance the building and elevate the fan experience.
“We are excited for Toronto and guests from around the world to experience what’s new, including the well-rounded menu inspired by the city’s diversity,” said Dan Morrow, Vice President of Food and Beverage at MLSE. “RS showcases an inviting and vibrant atmosphere that easily transitions from our business lunch crowds to a post-work social hub where guests come to enjoy the ambience, listen to live music or watch a game.”
Originally opened in July 2010, the restaurant’s renovations resulted in a complete makeover that brings a fresh and contemporary look and design to the iconic bar and restaurant to its diverse and broad range of guests. The RS renovation is part of a larger makeover to the digital experience in Maple Leaf Square. In addition to the new restaurant, the existing digital screen in Maple Leaf Square was replaced with a larger and brighter screen for fans to enjoy when outside the arena.
Redesigned by the Toronto-based award winning DesignAgency, RS now features two distinct areas, Arena, dedicated to sports through an enhanced 39-foot screen and Resto, a warm and inviting space that includes unique dining configurations and premium event spaces that can be booked for private functions. Additionally, the new design will offer greater connection and views to the mall and Maple Leaf Square and continue to solidify the establishment as a world-class bar and restaurant.
Embracing the essence of the former Real Sports, RS offers the most authentic sports atmosphere while providing an elevated food and music experience. From a business lunch to after-work drinks, from a big game to live music, RS caters to all guests and experiences at all hours of the day. Conveniently located beside Scotiabank Arena in the heart of the city’s sports and entertainment district, the restaurant offers local, sustainable options, as well as vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes, with an award-winning menu inspired by the diversity of Toronto and curated by Top Chef Canada contestant and Chopped Canada winner Chef Matt Sullivan. With an upscale new design, multi-faceted experiences and an elevated menu, RS is a modern and premium culinary and entertainment destination.
For more information:
Charzie Abendanio, MLSE, Charzie.Abendanio@mlse.com, (416) 815-5455