Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto

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    by kemisteryoso Written Jan 22, 2013

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    Canada loves hockey games so much. It's like part of their lives already and Toronto takes this very seriously they built a museum for it. This museum is dedicated to the history of ice hockey and proudly dispalys the achievements won by the teams and their players. It was built in 1943 by the effort of national hockey player, coach and administrator James Thomas Sutherland. He is also called the father of hockey. If you re really a fan then this should be one of your destination.

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    VISIT THE HOCKEY HALL OF FAME

    by LoriPori Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    In 1993, the HOCKEY HALL OF FAME (HHOF) opened the doors of its current home on Yonge Street, in the magnificently restored Bank of Montreal building. The HHOF quickly established a reputation as a world-class sports and entertainment facility and one of Toronto's prime tourist attractions.
    The highlight of any visit to HHOF is the MCI Great Hall. The core sanctuary holds portraits and biographical sketches of each honoured member of the Hockey Hall of fame, including such greats as Mike Bossy, Bobby Clarke, Paul Coffey, Alex Delvecchio, Ken Dryden, Phil and Tony Esposito, Grant Fuhr, Wayne Gretzky, Tim Horton, Gordie Howe, Bobby Hull, Guy Lafleur, Mario Lemieux, Ted Lindsay, Frank Mahovlich, Stan Mikita, Bobby Orr, Pocket Rocket Richard, Larry Robinson, Terry Sawchuk and so many more.
    General Admission: $13.00
    Youth 4 - 13: $9.00
    Seniors ( 65 + ) $9.00
    Children 3 and under free

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    by apbeaches Updated Aug 13, 2009

    The Hockey Hall of Fame opened in the Brookfield Place in 1993 & recently expanded with a new interactive hockey zone. It appeared as though we were walking into an old bank & went into ground floor of an underground mall. On the lower level we saw more bank remnents.

    The Hall of Fame was well organized and filled with hundreds of thousands of of displays, artifacts, memorabilia, videos, NHL Zone, Upper Deck Collector's Corner, Canadiens Dressing Room, Esso Theatre, Stanley Cup Dynasties,, Hartland Molson Theatre, Global Game Encounter, Panasonic Hometown Hockey, Verizon Great Hall & NHL TrophiesVirtual Tour - Verizon Great Hall, NHLPA Be A Player Zone, TSN/RDS Broadcast Zone, 2K Sports NHL2K Zone.

    The HHOF Hockey Resource Centre contained more information. The massive spirtit of hockey retail store was filled to the ceilings. The lines to purchase wrapped throughout a few rooms in the store.

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    The shrine to North American hockey

    by brazwhazz Updated May 3, 2009
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    The Hockey Hall of Fame, despite its relatively steep entry price ($15), is a must-see for anyone who is a fan of the National Hockey League (NHL). There are many pieces of history on display, covering the complete history of hockey in North America.

    There is something for people of all ages, from interactive games for kids to getting the opportunity to do the commentary on actual NHL game action, not to mention special sections on the greatest players and teams of all time. Fans can easily spend half a day marvelling at the impressive collection of items and reading the historical footnotes.

    Being from Montreal, my personal favourite was the reproduction of the Montreal Canadiens' dressing room. Perhaps the famous "ghosts" of the old Montreal Forum have moved here instead of into the Bell Centre?

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    For Hockey Fans only!

    by Bavavia Written Feb 28, 2008

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    The Hockey Hall of Fame Museum is great for hockey fans. You can see many things from old hockey days......old jerseys.......old sticks, trophys. I walked through for about one hour which was ok for me. But families may want to stay longer because its an interactive museum.There are places where kids could shoot pucks,etc. Its a great family place to go as well as a great place for people like me who are basic hockey fans just wanting to see some interesting hockey things! I wanted to see all I could about my all time favorite goaltender, Avalanche goalie, Patrick Roy...... and others of course!

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    by BoringOldMike4554 Written Dec 21, 2007

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    This is absolutely one of the best things to do in mighty Toronto if you're a hockey fan. The exhibits are interesting and diverse and there are a number of interactive things to do like hockey trivia or trying out your goaltending skills. Of course, the best part is walking up into the beautifully restored 19th century building housing all the legends who have been inducted into the hall of fame.

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    Temple of Canada's National (Winter) Sport

    by mikey_e Written Oct 13, 2007
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    Hockey is Canada's official winter sport (lacrosse, a game invented by the indigenous peoples, is our summer national sport), so it would be a shame if anyone visited Canada's largest city and didn't see the official temple of hockey fame. In fact, the Hockey Hall of Fame has quite a few good exhibits to explain the game to the uninitiated, as well as a lot of fun ones for those who aren't too interested in hockey or sports in general. There is a lot of trivia on display for hockey buffs, as well as interactive displays for those looking to try their hand at being a goalie or being on ice, etc. This attraction is incredibly easy to get to, as it is only steps from Union Station, in the heart of the financial district, and on the way to the St. Lawrence Market district. I'm not much of a hockey fan, but I still had quite a bit of fun at the Hockey Hall of Fame when I went.

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    Canada's contribution to world sports

    by davecallahan Updated May 14, 2007

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    The Hockey Hall of Fame is as interesting to hockey fans as the Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH, USA is to football fans. It is an enduring tribute to the sportsmen who play the game and the great ones who are remembered in pictures and sculptures and plaques inside.

    The price was about $15 for the day pass. The main gallery has videos and electronic games where you can participate in simulated playoff action. There are halls and halls of pictures and plaques commemorating every great player and event in the games long history.
    There is the Stanley Cup; the hockey grail.
    Every team has a small nook where its best players and achievements are catalogued.
    There is a rink where you can imagine yourself as part of one of the winning teams.

    There is the obligatory gift shop where you can get all kinds of hockey stuff. We got our souvenier coffee mug to add to the home collection.

    This place takes about an hour to cover adequately. When it is busy (like on the weekends), you may have to wait in line to see some of the sections or try some of the electronics.

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  • It Shoots It Scores

    by ssful Written May 2, 2007

    I'm not a Hockey Fan, but this is an excellant museum that will have some appeal to those with no sports interest...Hockey is such a part of the natural fiber of Canadian life that it is a good "local flavor" introduction

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    If you like ice hockey.....

    by graememooney Written Apr 16, 2007

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    Located on the northwest corner of Front and Yonge Streets, the Hockey Hall of Fame is centrally located, nearby Union Train Station.

    If you are interested in hockey and it's history, interactive displays and if you visit outside of the NHL playoffs you can see the Stanley Cup, then this is the venue for you.

    "Home of the Stanley Cup and the best of hockey, you can DO IT ALL...AT THE HALL. Guests can take shots at real-time goalies; stop the shots of Gretzky and Messier; call the play-by-play of some of hockey's greatest goals; view hockey flicks in one of our two theatres; get up close and personal with the Stanley Cup; explore the largest collection of hockey memorabilia in the world — all of this plus so much more!"

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    Toronto Hockey Experience

    by freddie18 Updated Mar 31, 2007

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    Vsiting the Hockey Hall of Fame is a treat as it features hands-on evolution of Canada's game. You will be amazed with the display of trophies and memorabilia and you can have your photo taken as a souvenir beside the Stanley Cup. The Hall is open everyday and the general admission is C$13.00. It will definitely be a hockey experience for the whole family. Come and enjoy the fun and games and collect hockey souvenirs from Toronto.

    For a complete and detailed information of the Hockey Hall of Fame, please log on to the website I provided below.

    Hope you will enjoy your Toronto visit.

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    Visit the Hockey Hall of Fame

    by Paul2001 Updated Jan 12, 2007

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    This is the Hockey Mecca of the World, a place which every serious hockey fan should visit. On display here is virtually everything that you wanted to know about hockey including a stats and biographies on the inductees, old uniforms and memorabilia. There are also plenty of interactive exhibits that will entertain the kids. In my opinion the exhibits are very well displayed which makes this a superb museum of its kind.

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  • A MUST FOR ANY HOCKEY OR SPORTS FAN!

    by JonnyVT Written Dec 1, 2006

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    I absolutely loved this place! I'm 25 years old and after going through the hockey hall of fame, I remember why I fell in love with this sport at such an early age. There is so much to see and do here. The tour starts off with a showcase of memorabilia of some of hockey's greatest. Then you will make your way to Lord Stanley's Cup and you can have your picture taken with hockey's holy grail. If you forget your camera, there is an attendant who can take your picture but for a premium price.

    Afterwards, you can play hockey against Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier in an interactive hockey game where you can actually strap on real hockey gear!

    This place is a must for any hockey or sports fan. Enjoy!

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    Hockey Hall of fame...

    by rsilva Written May 27, 2006

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    ...of course Toronto would not be Toronto without a hall of fame for its more popular sport.
    I guess it is impossible to explain the love people have for the game and its team (the Maple Leafs), the same way you cannot explain why we Europeans go crazy over football and our favorite teams.
    In Toronto, I suggest you try and find tickets to a Leafs game. They are nearly always sold out, even when the team is not doing to well. Therefore, it is only suiting you have this hall of fame here.

    The text in front of the building reads:

    "The Hockey Hall of Fame was founded in 1943 to establish a memorial to those who have developed Canada's great winter sport - ice hockey. Its mandate is to recognize and honour the achievements of individuals and teams who have brought special distinction to the game of hockey and those who have made a major contribution to the development and advancement of hockey anywhere in the world. Built in 1885, the historic bank building at BCE place, Toronto began a new era as "a cathedral for the icons of hockey" officially opened to the public on June 18, 1993."

    Opening hours:

    Winter:
    Monday-Friday:10-5
    Saturday: 9:30-6
    Sunday:10:30-5

    Summer:
    Monday-Saturday: 9:30-6
    Sunday:10:30-6
    Closed Dec 25 & Jan 1

    Tickets are 12 CAD for adults and 7 CAD for Children and Seniors

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    NHL Claim to Fame

    by tvor Written Mar 15, 2006
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    Hockey Night In Canada has covered the radio and television waves for most of the last 100 years. Some of the best hockey players are legendary to Canadian sports fans, Rocket Richard, Howie Morenz, The Great Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Ken Dryden, Paul Henderson just to name a few. The Hockey Hall of Fame is a must for anyone that has ever enjoyed what must be Canada's national sport. The building is right downtown at the foot of Yonge Street, steps from Union Station and a block or two from the CN Tower.

    Inductees aren't limited to Canadian born players, these are the best of the best. You can see the Stanley Cup, you can find out about all the records, the players. The first members were inducted in 1945 and the first formal building was in the CNE in the 1950's. The new facility includes a restored Bank of Montreal and a new building next to it.

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