Ryerson University’s Mattamy Athletic Centre is one of the most unique attractions in Toronto. Why? Because it’s located in historic Maple Leaf Gardens - most popularly known as the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs from 1931 to 1999. Following the construction of the Air Canada Centre in 1999, the primary tenants of this hallowed arena moved out, leaving it’s future in doubt for a few years. What’s never in doubt is how easy it is to find, book, and pay for Mattamy Athletic Centre parking using ParkWhiz.
In 2004 Maple Leaf Gardens was purchased by Loblaw, Canada’s largest retailer. In 2009, Loblaw and Ryerson University announced a partnership that would see the venerable arena be renovated into party flagship store and part Ryerson University athletic center. Mattamy Athletic Centre was completed in 2012 and includes an ice rink for the Ryerson Rams hockey teams, plus is home to Ryerson’s basketball, and volleyball teams.
The arena, under the name Ryerson Athletic Centre, was one of the venues for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games, hosting the basketball tournament of the 2015 Pan American Games, wheelchair basketball of the 2015 Parapan American Games and various events (Indoor rowing, powerlifting, sitting volleyball, wheelchair basketball and wheelchair rugby) for the 2017 Invictus Games. On February 13, 2018, the arena hosted an open practice for the Maple Leafs. This marked the first official Leafs event in the building since the last Leafs game played there in 1999 nineteen years to the day.
Whether you’re heading there for a game, wanting to scope out a piece of hockey history, or to pick up some things at Loblaw’s, find book and pay for your Mattamy Athletic Center parking by using the ParkWhiz app.