May 24th, 2024

Renovations begin on Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena, home of the Maple Leafs and Raptors


By The Canadian Press on May 14, 2024.

Keith Pelley, CEO of Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, swings a sledgehammer during a photo opportunity, as MLSE announces the second phase of Scotiabank Arena Reimagination project, in Toronto, on Tuesday, May 14, 2024.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chris Young

TORONTO – The second phase of renovations at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena has begun.

Keith Pelley, president and CEO of Maple Leaf Sport and Entertainment, did a ceremonial groundbreaking at the downtown arena this morning.

Construction could not begin until the NHL’s Maple Leafs and NBA’s Raptors, the venue’s primary occupants, had finished their seasons.

This phase of construction is focused on the 100 level and upgrading the fan experience.

Pelley says this phase of renovations will be complete before the Maple Leafs or Raptors need the arena for the 2024-25 season.

He says that some concerts over the summer will be impacted by the renovations.

Scotiabank Arena is in its 25th year as Toronto’s main indoor sports venue.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 14, 2024.

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