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Hockey Hall of Fame #Toronto

24th May 2015

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If you have any hockey fans in your house, and you can get yourself to Toronto, then the Hockey Hall of Fame is a must see attraction. Our guy is obsessed and chose the Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF) as part of his birthday trip to Toronto, along with a visit to the Ripley’s Aquarium. We had actually visited a few years back, but part of the hall was under construction, and he was so young that he couldn’t remember much of his initial visit, so a second visit was a done deal.

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The HHOF opens with a huge collection of hockey memorabilia (the largest in the world). Walls of pucks and masks, player specific collections including Bobby Orr, Gordie Howe and of course, Wayne Gretzky.

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So many hockey legends are honoured here – it’s great to see special pieces here that represent each of the players. My son was especially enamoured with anything related to the Edmonton Oilers, his favourite team.

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But there is so much more to the HHOF than just the pieces of memorabilia. There’s also the Montreal Canadiens Dressing Room exhibit that is actually a to-scale replica of the actual space in the Montreal Forum. The Via Rail Stanley Cup Dynasties Zone features the nine teams “lorded over the NHL for extended periods of time, giving these clubs the singular honour of being considered “Dynasties”. You can watch a 3D movie in the TSN theatre, or try your hand at NHLPA Game Time, where you can be the goalie or the player – the kids, and the husband, LOVED this and it had a huge crowd.  Do you dream of a future as a hockey commentator like my son does? At the TSN/RDS Broadcast Zone, you can choose from a number of classic hockey game moments and then be the commentator, which you can then share via social media.

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My littlest loved all the trophies in the Scotiabank Hometown Hockey exhibit, and in the Esso Hall which houses all the major NHL trophies, including the STANLEY CUP. You can choose to take your own pics with the cup, or have a photographer take a pic for you, which you can then pickup in the retail store on  your way out.

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When you exit the HHOF, you will find yourself walking into the Spirit of Hockey Store. You’ll find a great selection of HHOF, NHL, Hockey Canada and other licensed merchandise for adults and children.

The Hockey Hall of Fame (HHOF) is located in downtown Toronto (Yonge & Front St), close to Union Station and so many other attractions including the CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium, Rogers Centre, Air Canada Centre, and the Eaton Centre. There is so much to see here, so you should plan to stay a few hours so you don’t miss out on any of it. It’s open 362 days a year, except for Christmas, New Years and Induction day. Check out their website for more details, their hours and ticket info. You can also find them on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Check out the video below to see a glimpse of Game Time at the HHOF and Jonathan Bernier – because he’s pretty.

*This isn’t a sponsored post. I just wanted to share another great attraction we really enjoy.*

A Family Weekend Getaway to Toronto

8th February 2012

We had a fantastic weekend away in Toronto this past weekend, with the kids.

We went to the Hockey Hall of Fame.

I got to go to a great dinner at Volos Restaurant with some fab ladies celebrating Winterlicious and #DineWithAmex

We shopped, ate and Starbucked at the Eaton Centre.

We explored the Distillery District, and took an insane amount of pics.

We had the BEST lunch at Mezes on the Danforth – can’t wait to go back.

We stopped at our new favorite kids’ toy store, Silly Goose Kids!

And of course, IKEA is always our last stop on the way out of town.

It was a great time and a much needed break from our day to day.

    What are your must sees when you’re in Toronto with the kids?

    Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto

    6th February 2012

    We just got back from a long weekend away in Toronto with the kids and we had a great time. My eight year old son has become obsessed with hockey since playing floor hockey at school as an “Edmonton Oiler”. Unfortunately for his dad who is a Leafs fan all the way, his son is now an Oiler through and through.

     

    My son’s only request for our trip was that he desperately wanted to go to the Hockey Hall of Fame, so we happily obliged him, and we are so glad we did.

    He was SO happy. I took so many pictures, and every single one is just pure joy and awe.

    He loved every moment, and if you have little (or big) hockey fans, I absolutely suggest visiting the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. They have so many great exhibits of all the hockey greats, you can watch films in their theatres, try your hand as a goalie and even call the plays during a real game clip. Of course, getting a pic with the Stanley Cup is an absolute highlight for any fan. Make sure to stop by their gift shop and pick up an official jersey – yes my 8yo was SO happy, that I forked over the $80+ dollars for an Edmonton Oilers jersey.

    He has yet to take it off.

    We will be back in the spring for sure – the eight year old said so.

    (FYI: This post is NOT sponsored by anyone other than my own wallet).

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