Hockey Hall of Fame

Hockey Hall of Fame
Hockey Hall of Fame
Brookfield Place
30 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M5E 1X8
(416) 360?7765


The Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF) is a museum and hall of fame dedicated to the history of ice hockey. It holds exhibits about players, teams, National Hockey League (NHL ) records, NHL Trophies and is home of the greatest prize in hockey, the Stanley Cup.


It’s located in the heart of downtown Toronto at the corner of Yonge & Front St. in Brookfield Place (formerly BCE Place) lower concourse level, a short walk from many Toronto attractions, including Air Canada Centre, CN Tower, Rogers Centre and Eaton Centre. The Hockey Hall of Fame is the perfect place for any hockey lover to explore the largest collection of hockey memorabilia in the world.

The Hockey Hall of Fame was first established in 1943 in Kingston, Ontario which is approximately 3 hrs east of Toronto. In 1958 the Hall moved to Toronto, and was given its first permanent location in 1961 at the Exhibition place and finally moved to its current location in 1993.

The Hockey Hall of Fame has 15 exhibit areas covering 57,000 square feet (5,300 m2). In these exhibits are trophies, game worn equipment and other rare hockey memorabilia. The main attraction of the Hall is the Stanley Cup, the trophy handed out to the National Hockey League champions each year. For part of the year, a replica of the Stanley Cup will be displayed while the real presentation trophy travels outside the Hockey Hall of Fame for several charity events.

Hockey Hall of Fame Main Attractions and Exhibits

Verizon Great Hall (Hockey?s Cathedral)

The highlight of any visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame is Verizon Great Hall, the core sanctuary of hockey’s proud history. Inside, double glass walls hold portraits and biographical sketches of each Honoured Member of the Hockey Hall of Fame.

In the centre, flanked by showcases containing the NHL trophies, the greatest collection of silverware in the world of sports, including the Vezina, Hart, and Calder, stands the most famous and coveted of them all the Stanley Cup.

The Montreal Canadiens Dressing Room

The Hockey Hall of Fame’s Montreal Canadiens Dressing Room exhibit is a to-scale replica of the renowned space within the Montreal Forum which was home to 23 Stanley Cup champions between 1924 and its closing in 1996. Player stalls commemorating some of the greatest Habs, including Lafleur, Plante, Beliveau, Dryden and Morenz, encircle the area. Through this tribute, one can appreciate the evolution of equipment from the increasing size of goalie equipment to the decreasing weight of protective gear.

NHLPA Be A Player Zone

Challenge yourself within the impressive NHLPA Be A Player Zone, featuring new versions of the famed Source For Sports Shoot Out and Lay’s Shut Out. These two state-of-the-art interactive games reside on a 2,400 square-foot simulated rink, complete with an overlooking gondola, two fan stands, arena rink boards and a custom multimedia scoreboard.

The Source for Sports Shootout allows you to go one on one using real pucks and sticks versus a life sized computer simulated goalie. Lay Shut Out allows you to grab a glove, stick and blocker and play goal against video images of hockey superstars Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier, who fire weighted sponge pucks at speeds up to 70 mph through a number of openings in an 8-by-10-foot video screen.

Hours of Operation

Winter/Spring/Fall

(Excluding Christmas & March Breaks where hours are adjusted)

Monday-Friday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:30am to 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:30am to 5:00pm

Summer

Monday-Saturday: 9:30am to 6:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am to 6:00pm

Directions to the Hockey Hall of Fame

By Car

From the South or West: Follow the QEW into Toronto, where it turns into the Gardiner Expressway. Take the YORK ST./ BAY ST. exit toward YONGE ST
Take the ramp toward HWY-11/ YONGE/ QUEENS QUAY.
Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto HARBOUR ST/ LAKE SHORE BLVD W/ PROVINCIAL ROUTE 2 E.
Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto YONGE ST/ PROVINCIAL ROUTE 11.
Turn LEFT onto FRONT ST W.

From the East: Take Highway 401 into Toronto and exit onto the Don Valley Parkway Southbound. As you approach Downtown, this will turn into the Gardiner Expressway.
Take the YONGE ST./HWY-11 exit toward HWY-11A/BAY ST./YORK ST./TORONTO ISLAND/HARBOURFRONT.
Merge onto LAKE SHORE BLVD E/PROVINCIAL ROUTE 2 W toward HWY-11A/BAY ST./YORK ST./TORONTO ISLAND/HARBOURFRONT.
Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto YONGE ST/ PROVINCIAL ROUTE 11.
Turn LEFT onto FRONT ST W.

From the North: Take Highway 400 into Toronto, exiting onto Highway 401 West. Continue until you reach Highway 427 southbound. Follow Highway 427 to downtown via the QEW/Gardiner Expressway.
Take the YORK ST./ BAY ST. exit toward YONGE ST
Take the ramp toward HWY-11/ YONGE/ QUEENS QUAY.
Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto HARBOUR ST/ LAKE SHORE BLVD W/ PROVINCIAL ROUTE 2 E.
Turn SLIGHT LEFT onto YONGE ST/ PROVINCIAL ROUTE 11.
Turn LEFT onto FRONT ST W.

By Public Transit

Take the TTC and transfer onto the Spadina / University or Yonge subway lines, and they will take you to Union Station, or the King subway stop. From either, it’s just a short walk to the Hall.

Map of Hockey Hall of Fame Location

Video of Hockey Hall of Fame

Contact Hall of Fame

Email: info at hhof.com

Infoline (416) 360?7765
Switchboard (416) 360?7735

Donations (416) 933?8226
Education Program (416) 933?8292

Group Reservations (416) 933?8292
Group Sales Toll?free 1?888?501?9770

Outreach Program (exhibit & game rentals) (416) 933?8244
Private Events & Facility Rentals (416) 933?8210
Retail: 1?866?267?1390

Fax: ( 416) 360-1501

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