Scotiabank Arena
Scotiabank Arena
4.5
About
Scotiabank Arena is Canada’s premier sports and entertainment venue and home to the NHL’s Toronto Maple Leafs, NBA’s Toronto Raptors and the NLL’s Toronto Rock. Owned and operated by MLSE, Scotiabank Arena opened its doors in February 1999 and has been recognized with more than 40 industry awards highlighting the venue’s security, accessibility, fan service, environmental commitment, sales and box office service. It has also hosted over 39 million fans at over 2,600 events.
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
How to get there
  • Union • 3 min walk
  • King • 9 min walk
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  • Family5GetAway
    St. John's, Canada321 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great venue for a fabulous concert
    We were here to see Stevie Nicks in concert. Found the lay out very easy to navigate with lots of places to buy merchandise and refreshments. There are lots of bathrooms as well. The staff were friendly and helpful. We had seats on the floor so I cannot speak to the comfort of the regular seating, but the temporary ones they lay on the floor were fine.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Mike from Rival Town
    Niagara Falls, Canada753 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great arena, always a fun time, never any issues
    It’s kinda rare that I’m able to go to a Leafs game or concert here, but when I do I always have a good time and have never had any major issues! I’ve been to a few NHL arenas now though and can say that it’s definitely not the best ice, and always a shame that most of the seats for Leafs games are taken up by rich, greedy, corporate businessmen, while the true fans are either in the nosebleeds or watching the game outside in Maple Leaf Square. I do love having the option of watching the game for free with the rest of the die hard on the street….even though I was present for the notorious game 7 against Boston!!! So much passion here though, I love attending a game or concert here. One tip, DEFINITELY book dinner beforehand at RealSports….trust me. RealSports is right by Maple Leaf Square, and it’s so amazing in there.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 14, 2023
  • BDZTravels
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania371 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great arena, cramped and poor traffic flow
    As part of my NHL arenas travel I found myself at Scotiabank Arena, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Firstly, if you’re going to the game, don’t enter in the long line on Bremner Blvd, head into the side entrance on the left and the inside line goes through security much quicker. After we headed inside we checked out the team store. There is nobody there for crowd control so it is wall to wall people so that you can’t comfortably shop or move around freely. Decent selection of items though and pretty standard fare. There is a store directly across the street from Scotiabank that offered more items at a discount, and even all other teams items as well. The food here was just ok. I got a grilled cheese, loaded nacho, and slice of pizza and none of them were particularly great. We sat in section 323. While the seats are not particularly big person friendly, the view wasn’t bad and they had a pole running along the front to make it easier for people to stand up, which was a nice touch. Pro tip - they sold certified warmup pucks with a COA in a case at the little stand outside the section at the end of the second period! $50 CAD. If you’re getting food or going to the bathroom you should do it just before the period starts or just before it ends to avoid the herd coming at you in the halls during intermission. All in all a good environment and surrounding area is quite safe as well. Solid 4/5.
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written December 31, 2023
  • Natalie M
    Moose Jaw, Canada60 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Raptors Nation Fans
    We saw the Raptors play against the Bulls one night and Heat the next night. It was an amazing experience. Flawless and organized security check and lineups were fast flowing. We were there an hour early to watch warmups which probably helped. We were seated 10th row centre court which gave us a perfect experience. The scan and delivery of food and snacks option is neat also. Go check out a game if you’re in Toronto!!!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled as a couple
    Written March 2, 2024
  • dambanker
    Toronto, Canada1,742 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Poutine!
    I'll start this by saying its my least favorite rink or concert venue. My list is too long to get into here. But this is a food review. This year they added some new food choices and I found the Poutinerie up on the 300 level to be amazing. The Triple Bacon Poutine is to die for. It is actually worth the price they charge for it and its a complete meal. It's so good I even attended a second game just to get it again. If you attend any event here, you have to try this!
    Visited January 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written March 25, 2024
  • IAN D
    Wigan, United Kingdom25,465 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Large indoor arena
    This a a large indoor arena being home to different Toronto sports teams. Can be accessed directly from Union station. Good atmosphere seeing all the fans of the Maple leafs waiting to go.
    Visited April 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written May 5, 2024
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IAN D
Wigan, UK25,465 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
This a a large indoor arena being home to different Toronto sports teams. Can be accessed directly from Union station. Good atmosphere seeing all the fans of the Maple leafs waiting to go.
Written May 5, 2024
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Ryan
Toronto, Canada10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Solo
The Best way to watch the Raptors game. The atmosphere that the fans brought makes it an unparalleled experience. There was a broad selection of food. Had a wonderful time despite the loss.
Written April 14, 2024
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dambanker
Toronto, Canada1,742 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Family
I'll start this by saying its my least favorite rink or concert venue. My list is too long to get into here. But this is a food review. This year they added some new food choices and I found the Poutinerie up on the 300 level to be amazing. The Triple Bacon Poutine is to die for. It is actually worth the price they charge for it and its a complete meal. It's so good I even attended a second game just to get it again.

If you attend any event here, you have to try this!
Written March 26, 2024
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Tiffany B
Digby, Canada48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
Went up to see Depeche Mode what a great concert at a great venue ! We didn’t have the greatest seats, or so I thought, but when we got there we were sides stage, and had an amazing view!
Written March 6, 2024
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Natalie M
Moose Jaw, Canada60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We saw the Raptors play against the Bulls one night and Heat the next night. It was an amazing experience. Flawless and organized security check and lineups were fast flowing. We were there an hour early to watch warmups which probably helped. We were seated 10th row centre court which gave us a perfect experience. The scan and delivery of food and snacks option is neat also. Go check out a game if you’re in Toronto!!!
Written March 2, 2024
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Zara M
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
I went to enrique ricky pitbull concert in scotiabank arena downtown toronto, the security service were very rude and unprofessional and didn’t let us enjoy, their behavior were like we are criminals instead of fans.
Written February 24, 2024
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Mary L
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We went for the All Stars game
Had a fabulous time!!! Our seats were great! It is cashless, it would have been nice to be able to use cash
Written February 18, 2024
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Stefan Overton
Colchester, UK229 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Definitely a must do if there is a Maple Leafs game on!

I’m a visitor from UK and know nothing about Ice Hockey but I even found myself getting into the game.

Few food and drinks stalls.
Food is expensive but not as bad as I see people say on here.

Annoyingly they make you stand completely outside until “doors” which isn’t fun when it’s winter.
Unlike example: o2 Arena in London you can go inside to go to food stalls etc before “doors”.
Written February 11, 2024
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BDZTravels
Pittsburgh, PA371 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
As part of my NHL arenas travel I found myself at Scotiabank Arena, home of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Firstly, if you’re going to the game, don’t enter in the long line on Bremner Blvd, head into the side entrance on the left and the inside line goes through security much quicker. After we headed inside we checked out the team store. There is nobody there for crowd control so it is wall to wall people so that you can’t comfortably shop or move around freely. Decent selection of items though and pretty standard fare. There is a store directly across the street from Scotiabank that offered more items at a discount, and even all other teams items as well.
The food here was just ok. I got a grilled cheese, loaded nacho, and slice of pizza and none of them were particularly great.
We sat in section 323. While the seats are not particularly big person friendly, the view wasn’t bad and they had a pole running along the front to make it easier for people to stand up, which was a nice touch.
Pro tip - they sold certified warmup pucks with a COA in a case at the little stand outside the section at the end of the second period! $50 CAD.
If you’re getting food or going to the bathroom you should do it just before the period starts or just before it ends to avoid the herd coming at you in the halls during intermission.
All in all a good environment and surrounding area is quite safe as well. Solid 4/5.
Written December 31, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Tacky_tourist_1979
Edmonton, Canada311 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
A fabulous and electric atmosphere, watching the Maple Leafs! The service, the fans, the arena entertainment were amazing. We came in from Edmonton and was the perfect trip for the family. Go Leafs Go!
Written December 20, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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