Hockey Hall of Fame, Toronto

4.5 out of 5 stars 37 Reviews

Been here? Rate It!

hide
  • Hockey Hall of fame
    Hockey Hall of fame
    by kemisteryoso
  • Stanley Cup
    Stanley Cup
    by fdrich29
  • Hockey Hall of Fame
    by fdrich29
  • rsilva's Profile Photo

    Hockey Hall of fame...

    by rsilva Written May 27, 2006

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    2 more images

    ...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

    Related to:
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • LoriPori's Profile Photo

    VISIT THE HOCKEY HALL OF FAME

    by LoriPori Updated Apr 4, 2011

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    1 more image

    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

    Related to:
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • freddie18's Profile Photo

    Toronto Hockey Experience

    by freddie18 Updated Mar 31, 2007

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto
    1 more image

    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.

    Related to:
    • Museum Visits
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • grandmaR's Profile Photo

    Ice Hockey

    by grandmaR Updated Sep 10, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Hockey Hall of Fame from the Bus

    I am just not really into ice hockey at all. So I took a picture of the Hockey Hall of Fame from the bus, but I had no inclination to go see it. OTOH it is probably a must see for most people, especially Canadians. So here's the info

    General Admission $12.00
    Youth (4 yrs - 13 yrs) $8.00
    Seniors (65yrs+) $8.00
    Children 3 and under admitted free
    Admission rates include 7% GST and a
    $1.50 capital replacement fund contribution
    Winter / Spring / Summer / Fall
    (except March & Christmas Breaks)
    Monday to Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
    Saturday 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
    Sunday 10:30 am to 5:00 pm

    March Break
    (March 8 - March 16, 2003) Monday to Saturday 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
    Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Christmas Break
    (December 26 - December 31, 2003) Monday to Saturday 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
    Sunday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

    Please note that there is no public access through the front doors of the historic bank building at Yonge and Front Streets.

    "Although the average visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame is 3 hours, your admission is for the whole day. You'll receive a hand stamp, and you can leave and re-enter as many times as you want (for example, to grab lunch or visit another attraction). Many people spend an entire day with us, or combine a visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame with a sporting event or visit to the theatre)."

    Related to:
    • Adventure Travel
    • Museum Visits
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • msison's Profile Photo

    Lord Stanley Cup

    by msison Updated Jul 24, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Lord Stanley's Cup

    The Hockey Hall Fame is a tribute to all those who has played this great sport. In the hall make sure to check out the famous coveted cup in the sport. It's on the third level of the museum.

    I was in awe about how much information there is about hockey and its history. From pond hockey to arena hockey, it will defenitely give you a great idea of what hockey is and what it means to Canadians.

    Related to:
    • Museum Visits
    • Family Travel
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • duanestorey's Profile Photo

    The Hockey Hall of Fame

    by duanestorey Written Apr 8, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    NHL Hall of fame

    The official NHL hockey hall of fame is located in Toronto. Here's you'll find autographed jersey's, photos of the great hockey players, team statistics, and everything else you could ever want to know about NHL hockey.

    Was this review helpful?

  • travelteacher's Profile Photo

    Hockey Hall of Fame

    by travelteacher Updated Oct 17, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Lord Stanley's Cup

    They have everything that is hockey including a history of the skates themselves. There is a "hands-on" exhibit where you can shoot/block pucks. At least one of the Stanley Cups is in open display all of the time, and you can touch it as well as have your picture taken with it.

    A bonus highlight: the original Stanley Cup!

    In the summer, on the weekends, they had special signings with Hall of Famers--Get there early!

    Was this review helpful?

  • stodmyk's Profile Photo

    Take a gander at hockey's Holy Grail.

    by stodmyk Written Mar 15, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Holy Grail...

    The Hockey Hall of Fame was the only bright spot on my last trip to Toronto. The weather was hot and muggy, the people were short and agressive, and the city itself is concrete on concrete, cement on cement.

    The Hockey Hall of Fame, however, is an absolute treat. So, if you're unfortunate enough to get stuck in TO for a few days, take in the hall. The exhibits are fabulous, with memorabilia from every era conceivable. Even casual sports fans are wowed by some of the goaltending equipment on display; the wall of masks itself is worth the price of admission.

    There are odes to hockey's greatest players, tributes to its greatest teams, and huge exhibits for the Original Six, the Great One, and the Stanley Cup.

    And who doesn't want to see the Cup? There's a certain magic that goes with this, sport's most famous trophy. The lore associated with Lord Stanley's mug is so variant, it sounds like fiction. The Cup has been punted into the bottom of swimming pools by showoff Chicago Blackhawk scoring legends, danced on by seedy Edmonton strippers, and left on a street corner by drunken Montreal Canadiens who piled into a post-party cab. (It sat in a passerby's living room for almost a week before he called to say he'd found hockey's Holy Grail.) It's been groped, fondled, kissed, caressed, slept with, sweat upon, drunk out of, and pissed in (not necessarily in that order, and hopefully not all in the same night). It's legendary, and worth a gander for even non-sports fans.

    I'll write more later, and hopefully I'll find my pictures -- this place is like a cathedral for the sporting soul.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Adventure Travel
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • Paul2001's Profile Photo

    Visit the Hockey Hall of Fame

    by Paul2001 Updated Jan 12, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    4 more images

    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.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Museum Visits
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Bavavia's Profile Photo

    For Hockey Fans only!

    by Bavavia Written Feb 28, 2008

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    4 more images

    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!

    Was this review helpful?

  • Blatherwick's Profile Photo

    The Hockey Hall of Fame

    by Blatherwick Updated Aug 31, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Lord Stanley and I

    The best thing to do in Toronto is go to the Hockey Hall of Fame. To understand hockey is to understand Canada. The game dominates out culture like no other entity. The hall has its usual assortment of pucks, sticks, jerseys, etc. The heroes of hockey are all presented for worship; Gretzky, Lemieux, Howe, Orr, etc. The wall of goalie masks is spectacular for its artistry. Even more fun is the international section with uniforms from such great teams as the Bangkok Flying Falangs. There is an exact replica of the Montreal Canadians dressing room that you can walk through.

    The holy grail of hockey, the Stanley Cup, is located here as well and you can have a picture taken with the one that is awarded. The actual cup that Lord Stanley first presented is displayed in the vault in a nearby room.

    the TSN/RDS Broadcast Zone is a complete blast where you watch a replay of a great hockey moment. You then get to do your own play by play. I did the 1979 Guy Lafleur goal which was okay. I then did the 1987 Canada-Soviet Game 3 goal. Man I got right into it. Right to the point of exclaiming, "Commie bastards! You're government is going to collapse as your hockey team!" Oh well.

    You can also participate in a shooting game in which you try to score on an electronic goaltender and another game where you are the goaltender. Both were lots of fun as they are surrounded by old style seats from the Montreal Forum.

    Admission is $12 Cdn and kids are $8. A great feature of the admission ticket is that you have admission for the whole day. You can leave and re-enter as many times as you want.

    Related to:
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • davecallahan's Profile Photo

    Canada's contribution to world sports

    by davecallahan Updated May 14, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    map of the museum

    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.

    Related to:
    • Museum Visits
    • Road Trip

    Was this review helpful?

  • HotRodEtte's Profile Photo

    My favorite sport up close and personal

    by HotRodEtte Written Oct 17, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Christy & I with the Stanley Cup
    1 more image

    I am a die hard hockey fan. Christy's nephew is a goalie. This was something I could NOT miss...it was cool looking at old uniforms and most importantly seeing the trophies, mainly the Stanley Cup. We kind of got lost in the place, looking at all the memorabilia.

    Hopefully someday soon, the Red Wings' Vladdie Konstantinov, injured in a bad limo accident 8 years ago, will make it into this sacred place of "Hockey Worship."

    Was this review helpful?

  • kemisteryoso's Profile Photo

    Hockey Hall of Fame

    by kemisteryoso Written Jan 22, 2013

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Hockey Hall of fame

    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.

    Related to:
    • Museum Visits

    Was this review helpful?

  • sharkie's Profile Photo

    Hockey Hall of Fame, a must do...

    by sharkie Written Feb 25, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Hockey Hall of Fame, a must do for a hockey-fan.
    Here you find all kind of hockey-'stuff'. You won't be disappointed after a visit. You can get your photo taken standing beside the Stanley cup, yes the real one. It's the closest I will ever get to it =)

    Related to:
    • Casino and Gambling

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Toronto

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

64 travelers online now

Comments

Hotels Near Hockey Hall of Fame
4.0 out of 5 stars
8 Reviews
0.1 miles away
Show Prices
4.0 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews
0.1 miles away
Show Prices
3.5 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews
0.1 miles away
Show Prices

View all Toronto hotels