Ryerson releases sketches of Maple Leaf Gardens renovation

July 23, 2010

With 8 months left in Ryerson University's $60-million renovation of the upper portion of Maple Leaf Gardens, new sketches of the project reveal an effort to keep the spirit of the former hockey shrine in a new, scaled-down rink. Sharing the facility with its new owner, Loblaw Cos. Ltd., Ryerson is planning a student athletic centre for the building's new second storey, with the rink on the floor above. The new arena will be more intimate with 2,500 seats, all in the original Gardens shades of gold of blue, which also happen to be the university's colours. Globe and Mail