Located on the Exhibition Place grounds, the OVO Athletic Centre is Toronto Raptors’ official training and development centre as well as home to the team’s front office. Included in the 68,000sq ft space are state-of-the-art amenities catered to the NBA athlete and acts as a technologically advanced cognitive operations centre. The facility will also be used for basketball development camps and other community groups throughout the year.
Located in Toronto’s urban centre of Moss Park, MLSE LaunchPad serves as a ‘living lab’ to explore and measure how sport can help improve the lives of youth. The 42,000sq ft space is an incubator for collaboration. In addition to sport programs developed by a team of coaches, who host expert partners that deliver best-in-class programming and support the four pillars: Healthy Body, Healthy Mind, Ready For School and Ready For Work. MLSE LaunchPad is a place where youth use sport to recognize and reach their potential. Sport is a very powerful tool, and by combining sport and youth development programming with a commitment to measurement and evaluation, anything is possible.
BMO training ground is modelled after traditional European football academies, the facility includes four natural and artificial fields, along with many more amenities catering to the needs of the senior and academy squads. The facility officially opened its doors in June 2012. It is the exclusive home of the Toronto FC first team, Toronto FCII and Academy squads.
In keeping with MLSE’s rootedness in the community, the Ford Performance Centre serves as the Leafs’ and Marlies’ practice and training facility. Women and children’s hockey organizations and sports clubs also use the three NHL and one Olympic-sized rink. The facility even houses the archives of the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Through the year, Coca-Cola Coliseum sees its share of horse shows and concerts and trade conventions and a whole host of other visitors. Since 2004, though, it has been known as the Toronto Marlies’ home ice, and a tough stop on any other AHL team’s schedule. Coca-Cola Coliseum is an exciting, up-close venue that puts fans right in the action with players.
MLSE Foundation believes all kids should have access to sport and the opportunity to develop lasting dreams on the playing field. With the support of MLSE’s teams, the Foundation funds the refurbishment of local athletic facilities and funds charities that support kids through sports and recreational programs. Since launching in December 2009, MLSE Foundation has invested more than $24 million into our community.
Vision: Changing lives through the spirit and the power of sports.
Mission: To improve the lives of youth by building facilities, giving to sustainable programs and empowering youth through sports and recreation.
Charitable registration number: 896114048RR0001
At the core of Toronto’s sports and entertainment district, e11even is a culinary and cultural destination that awakens the senses. A warm and sophisticated retreat that is ideal for a business lunch, an after-work cocktail, or a leisurely dinner, e11even’s distinguished culinary team serves up indulgent North American classics with a twist.
Home to a team of award winning Sommeliers, and a platinum level wine bar in Scotiabank Arena, guests are treated to expert pairings from an expansive cellar. A beautifully-appointed second-level “above e11even” private dining room presents the perfect setting for business dining and special events, while an expansive sunny patio frames an inviting environment for the perfect summer escape. Unparalleled comfort and hospitality top off the experience for the utmost in urban fine dining; a charming time guaranteed.
Conveniently located beside Scotiabank Arena in the heart of Toronto’s Sports and Entertainment district, RS caters to sports fans as much as music and entertainment fans. With a new, modern design featuring premium styles and materials, an upscale menu offering hand-selected, local and seasonal ingredients and a new atmosphere, RS is a unique take on the traditional sports bar.
Leveraging 10 years of expertise as ESPN’s #1 sports bar in North America, ARENA is a sports haven that features Toronto’s largest screen, a DJ booth and a 100-foot bar. Experience the most thrilling match-ups played out on a supersized, 39-foot HD screen, broad casting every sport played on the pitch, court, field and ice. It’s by far the best place to watch sports outside of the stadium.
A whole new side of RS, RESTO offers an upscale lounge experience dedicated to quality food and entertainment. With a premium design, a 30-foot bar as a centerpiece, a stage dedicated to live music, a VIP room and private suites, RESTO is the ultimate place for a business lunch, an after-work get-together with friends or a weekend date.
Real Sports Apparel is the authentic store of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC and Toronto Marlies. The team store features the most exclusive merchandise on the planet in a unique environment that is just steps from the ice and court.
Real Sports Apparel works with best-in-class brands to create exclusive collections that fans can't purchase anywhere else. The doors are uniquely placed at Gate 1, Scotiabank Arena, just 44 steps from all the action on the ice and court. The 4,000 square foot boutique packs the largest selection of authentic Toronto Maple Leafs, Toronto Raptors, Toronto FC and Toronto Marlies apparel in the world.
MLSE Live is an entertainment brand that brings all of MLSE’s live endeavors under one roof and provides fans with unparalleled insight into Toronto’s most sought-after entertainment events. With three busy venues- Scotiabank Arena, BMO Field and Ricoh Coliseum, and a host of marquee events taking place outside of our arenas, MLSE Live consolidates stories and gives fans a closer look into Toronto’s most coveted events by providing behind-the-scenes coverage, as well as the opportunity to win once in a lifetime experiences not found anywhere else.
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Canada’s only specialty station devoted solely to basketball and the NBA, NBA TV Canada covers the Toronto Raptors (Raptors pregame, Raptors Post Up, Raptors today and live Raptors game broadcasts) like a full-court press. The channel hosts live NBA games and brings NBA TV’s highest flyers-including NBA Game Time, NBA Hardwood Classics and Fantasy Hoops- into Canadian Homes. NBA TV Canada’s roster of talent includes Matt Devlin, Jack Armstrong, Leo Rautins, Sherman Hamilton and Paul Jones.
Maple Leaf Square is a public square along with a residential, office, retail, entertainment and hotel complex. The public square just west of Scotiabank Arena has witnessed some of the most amazing crowds and celebrations in the city’s recent history. Closing off Bremner Blvd creates a rallying point for pregame crowds to support their teams. Thousands come just to watch games on the giant screen, whether it’s under the stars, rain or snow. In Toronto, the weather will rarely trump a good game.
West of Toronto’s downtown core, set between the historic brick factories and tech startups of Liberty Village and the Lake Ontario waterfront, lies BMO Field in the centre of Exhibition Place.
First built as a soccer-specific stadium for Toronto FC in 2007, BMO Field has also housed the National soccer teams. It is currently in the midst of an ambitious, multi-year, continued-use renovation. It will have expanded seating, a partial roof, and the final result will allow for multiple configurations and uses of the field.
Scotiabank Arena is Canada’s premier sports and entertainment venue and home to the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, NBA’s Toronto Raptors and the NLL’s Toronto Rock. Owned and operated by MLSE, Scotiabank Arena opened its doors in February 1999 and has been recognized with more than 40 industry awards highlighting the venue’s security, accessibility, fan service, environmental commitment, sales and box office service. It has also hosted over 39 million fans at over 2,600 events including multiple NHL and NBA playoff runs, the 2016 NHL World Cup of Hockey, 2016 NBA All-Star Weekend, 2015 IIHF World U20 Championship, 2003 Liberal Party Convention and 2000 NHL All-Star Game. Scotiabank Arena’s external space has also become a Toronto entertainment destination with the installation of the Leafs Legends Row, bronzed statues honouring the hockey club’s greatest players, the gathering of thousands of Raptors fans in ‘Jurassic Park’ for each of the team’s post season games and other significant international events.