Urban Toronto member sodapop got into Maple Leaf Gardens recently, and was able to get a couple of legible photos in the low light. Sodapop adds that the images are a bit shaky as he did not have a tripod with him, but they reveal quite a bit about the stripped state of the historic structure, and the new construction going on inside of it. We are happy to show them to you here as they build the new Ryerson sports centre.

Renovating the interior of the old Maple Leaf Gardens.

The full length of the interior space at Maple Leaf Gardens

When the transformation is complete, the new Maple Leaf Gardens will feature a ground floor Loblaw supermarket, and a new sports centre for Ryerson University.

Left to right: Galen Weston, Jim Flaherty, John Baird, and Sheldon Levy.

Left to right are Galen G. Weston, executive chairman of Loblaw Companies Limited; Jim Flaherty, federal minister of finance; John Baird, federal minister of transport and infrastructure; and Sheldon Levy, president of Ryerson University.

Related Companies:  BBB Architects, ERA Architects, Landini Associates, LEA Consulting, Loblaw Companies, Ryerson University, Stadium Consultants International, Turner Fleischer Architects