Maple Leaf Gardens Forum on the Future The Future of Maple Leaf Gardens St. Lawrence Centre Forum April 14, 2004 â€“ 7:30 pm â€“ 9:30 pm Jane Mallett Theatre at StLC Free Admission 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: Speakers: 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.