There are only a select few cities in North America that boast major league sports teams – baseball, hockey, basketball and football. Toronto is one of them. However, this city is unique in that it hosts these sports in two state-of-the-art stadiums that are only three blocks apart.
And both are situated in The District. Just imagine – you can attend a concert or theatre in the afternoon, then take in ‘the game’ in the evening without having to walk more than a few blocks.
The first ‘cathedral of sport’ is the Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome), home of baseball’s Blue Jays, which made technological history by creating the world’s first retractable dome stadium.
The second is the Air Canada Centre (ACC), which is the new home for hockey’s Maple Leafs and basketball’s Raptors. And how perfect is this – the new arena is a block away from the Hockey Hall of Fame!
Both venues are also used for big-name concert tours – such as Paul McCartney’s sold-out rock revival – and each provides backstage tours of the premises during the day.