ON THIS DAY
November 12, 1931 - Maple Leaf Gardens, one of the “cathedrals” of ice hockey, officially opened in Toronto. Though the Leafs lost their first game in the arena, they won eleven Stanley Cups during their 68 years playing there. The Gardens also hosted election rallies and concerts by such notables as Elvis Presley and the Beatles. In 1999 the Maple Leafs moved to the Air Canada Centre (now the Scotiabank Arena). Much of Maple Leaf Gardens has now been converted to a huge Loblaws grocery store.