Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE), one of the world's premier sports and entertainment companies, owns the Toronto Maple Leafs (NHL), Toronto Raptors (NBA), Toronto FC (MLS), Toronto Argonauts (CFL), Toronto Marlies (AHL), Raptors 905 (NBA G League), TFC II (MLS Next Pro) and Raptors Uprising Gaming Club, the Toronto Raptors esports franchise in the NBA 2K League. Its charitable arm, MLSE Foundation, focuses on funding initiatives to support youth through sport and recreational programs. In 2017 MLSE Foundation, with support of community and corporate partners, built MLSE LaunchPad, a 42,000-sq. ft. space dedicated to programming that support its four Pillars: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Ready For School and Ready For Work. MLSE also owns and operates Scotiabank Arena, Canada’s premier sports and entertainment venue hosting more than 200+ events each year and has a partnership with Live Nation - the largest concert promoter in the world. MLSE has also invested in and operates five of Toronto's sports facilities – Coca-Cola Coliseum, BMO Field, BMO Training Grounds at Downsview Park, home of Toronto FC II, TFC Academy and the First Team's practice facility, OVO Athletic Centre, the practice facility for the Toronto Raptors and Ford Performance Centre for Hockey Excellence, the practice facility for the Maple Leafs and Marlies.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were established in 1917 as one of the Original Six teams that made up the fledgling National Hockey League. Even through the league’s humble beginnings, the Maple Leafs were among the bigger draws for fans. Of course, as the league grew, so too did the Leafs’ popularity and success, until eventually the Toronto Maple Leafs became one of the top hockey brands in the world.

The Maple Leafs had a prosperous 70 years as the premier sports franchise in the city, but as basketball grew in global popularity as a sport, Toronto aspired for an NBA team of its own.. In 1994, Toronto was granted its very own NBA franchise and the Toronto Raptors were born.

In 1998, the Toronto Maple Leafs merged with the NBA’s newest expansion team and together moved into their new home, the state-of-the-art Scotiabank Arena (formerly Air Canada Centre). With this merger, the company was renamed Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment. In 2005, MLSE relocated its AHL team from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Toronto and brought back the Leafs farm club’s original moniker, the Toronto Marlies. That same year, MLSE added an expansion MLS team, Toronto FC, to its roster of premier sports clubs to begin play in 2007. MLSE also helped build BMO Field on the historic Canadian National Exhibition grounds as Toronto FC’s home stadium, next door to Coca-Cola Coliseum and only a short drive from Scotiabank Arena. In October 2010, to round out the fan experience, MLSE completed Maple Leaf Square, a $500 million project that includes two mixed-use towers and what would become a signature fan experience location outside Scotiabank Arena for Maple Leafs and Raptors playoff games. In January, 2018, MLSE added one of the country’s most iconic sports franchises to the company with the addition of the Canadian Football League’s Toronto Argonauts. In July 2018, Air Canada Centre was rebranded to Scotiabank Arena.

MLSE’s desire to create winning teams – and deliver championships to its city and its fans – has always been at the core of the company’s values. It has driven MLSE to strive to continually grow, develop world-class venues, and be at the forefront of innovative ways to bring fans together. This same approach will guide MLSE into the next century of incomparable entertainment.