Go to any local bar and see a hockey game! Toronto is crazy about their hometown team, and hockey in general.
The NHL season begins in October and ends in June. During the play-offs (usually beginning in early May), the pubs are filled with cheering, beer-drinking and devoted fans.
So if you're in town, see a game and join the team spirit! After all, hockey is a Canadian sport!
NOTE: Unfortunetly, there is no NHL this year, but we're patiently waiting for the next season to begin.
The winters in TO are long and cold, but many Torontonians take advantage of the weather by doing winter activities such as skating. It's a lot of fun and great it's excercise. Nathan Phillip's Square (across from City Hall, 100 Queen Street West) has a great ice rink open all winter long. It's free, and skate rental is available.
Enjoy the winter in TO!
Of course hockey is a huge sport in Canada, with the Hockey Hall of Fame be in Toronto. Which really doesn't make sense to me since hockey was invented in the US, but don't tell a Canadian this or they want to fight! *LOL* Needless to say, the wild and drunk hockey fans are fun to be around during the playoffs....
My favorite BIT OF SPORTS TRIVIA..maybe a good bar bet. LACROSSE is the national sport of Canada;-) , but hockey is trully a way of life and the Toronto mapleleafs are an Institucion Canadienne. The Hockey Hall of Fame is located at 30 Yonge St. near Union Station. Toronto M5E 1X8 phn: (416) 360-7765 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
We just call it hockey here, not ice-hockey. If someone says hockey we assume the kind played on ice. It's called road hockey if played on the road.