Press Release


For Immediate Release
October 20, 2009


Enjoy a fun-filled weekend in Toronto and be a part of hockey history

Toronto, ON – Plan a weekend drive to Toronto and celebrate the Hockey Hall of Fame’s 2009 Induction Ceremony from November 6-9 with friends, family and hockey fans. Be a part of hockey history as legendary former Detroit Red Wings Brett Hull, Luc Robitaille and Steve Yzerman as well as Brian Leetch and Lou Lamoriello are honoured and inducted into the celebrated Toronto museum and hall of fame. To reserve weekend hotel packages starting from $99 per night visit www.SeeTorontoNow.com.

Be a part of the excitement in Toronto and visit the Hall of Fame for Induction Weekend activities including Meet the Detroit Red Wings free team autograph signing, Hockey Hall of Fame Game at the Air Canada Centre between Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs, Legends Classic hockey game between Canadian and World hockey legends and the Induction Ceremony Gala 2009. For tickets visit www.legendsofhockey.net.

Also on at the Hockey Hall of Fame will be the North American exclusive, limited-time Olympic Medals Collection showcasing 137 medals from 46 Olympic Games dating back to 1896. The exhibit will be on showcase until January 15, 2010 and marks the first time a complete collection of medals will ever appear outside of Europe.

Fans without tickets to the legendary Induction weekend hockey games can still catch the action with the Detroit Red Wings crowd at one of the city’s top sports restaurant and bars:
  • Wayne Gretzky’s Restaurant. This upscale sports bar and restaurant doubles as a museum-like tribute to number 99, Canada’s living hockey legend. www.gretzkys.com
  • Harbour Sports Grille. With more than 50 televisions and two big screens, this sports bar is a magnet for Toronto’s most ardent sports fans. www.harboursportsgrille.com
  • Loose Moose Tap & Grill. Located steps away from the hockey action at Air Canada Centre, the Loose Moose is always packed on hockey night. www.theloosemoose.ca
  • Shoeless Joe's – Harbourfront. This sports themed casual dining restaurant is located on Toronto’s beautiful waterfront, offering up scenery, quality food and sports action all in one visit. www.shoelessjoes.ca
  • The Bottom Line Restaurant & Bar. Just steps away from the Hockey Hall of Fame and Air Canada Centre, this bar is ground zero for downtown sports action. www.bottomlinerestaurant.com
  • Grace O’Malley’s Restaurant and Bar. Serves up great pub fare from a globally influenced menu and offers visitors a chance to experience the Canadian obsession of hockey. www.gracies.ca
  • Irish Embassy Pub & Grill. Catch the game on four plasma screens in an imposing 19th-century bank building located in Toronto’s central finance district. www.irishembassypub.com
  • Madison Avenue Pub. Locally referred to as ‘The Maddy’, this iconic Toronto pub is the latest spot to catch the game with a spectacular new sports lounge. www.madisonavenuepub.com
  • The Foxes Den Bar and Grill. Tucked in between high-end boutiques, museums and galleries but caters to Toronto’s more laid back sports fans. www.foxesdenbar.com
  • The Keating Channel Pub & Grill. Take in the game on the pub’s giant screen satellite system for a truly memorable hockey experience. www.keatingchannelpub.com


About Tourism Toronto
Tourism Toronto, Toronto’s Convention and Visitors Association, is an industry association of more than 1,100 members established to sell and market the Greater Toronto Region as a remarkable destination for tourists around the globe. For more information please visit www.SeeTorontoNow.com.

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For more information contact:
Emily Sheff
Tourism Toronto
416-987-9088
esheff@torcvb.com

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