The Future of Maple Leaf Gardens
St. Lawrence Centre Forum
April 14, 2004 – 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Jane Mallett Theatre at StLC
Maple Leaf Gardens has been vacant for five years, since the Air Canada Centre has opened. It was constructed in 1930 in the Art Moderne style, and remains a handsome structure which the city has designated as a building of historical and cultural merit. Several proposals have been submitted to the owners of the Gardens, Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment, including turning it into a supermarket or converting it to condominiums.
This public meeting will be a chance to discuss publicly the future of Maple Leaf Gardens:
Lisa Rochon: architectural critical for The Globe and Mail
Frank Mahovlich: Senator, and former player with Toronto Maple Leafs (tbc)
Dave Bidini: amateur hockey player, guitarist with Reostatics, and
author of Tropic of Hockey: My Search for the Game in Unlikely Places (tbc)
Jack Diamond: Toronto architect and planner with Diamond and
Schmitt Architects Incorporated.
Moderator: Phyllis Lambert: architect and former head of the Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal.