With Canada’s 150th birthday fast approaching, we reflect on all the little joys that make Ontario so special. From the food we eat, the theatre we watch, to the historical gems tucked away, Ontario is steeped in history and full of ‘must see’ surprises. And who better to ask then those who know our communities inside and out: our MPPs and candidates!
Each of them was asked a list of questions on what makes Ontario unique and the special. Every day leading up to our country’s 150th we reveal their favourites – from eateries, to icons, to the best haunted houses, we’ve got you covered. Feel free to add your recommendation on what you believe makes your community so special.
Is there anything more Canadian than hockey? Today’s list features favourite hockey arenas around Ontario that are steeped in history and remind us why hockey belongs to Canada!
Maple Leaf Gardens ~ Toronto.
Paul Calandra (Candidate for Markham-Stouffville)
Little known fact ~ While veggies and meat are now the big draw at the grocery store housed inside, this historic site is best remembered as the arena where the Maple Leafs won a number of Stanley Cups. Today, in addition to containing a Loblaws, the Gardens also play host to Ryerson University's mens hockey team.
South Fletchers ~ Brampton.
Prabmeet Sarkaria (Candidate for Brampton South)
Vic Johntson Arena ~ Mississauga.
Nina Tangri (Candidate for Mississauga Streetsville)
“Such a landmark in our riding. All my kids played here.”
Canadian Tire Centre ~ Ottawa.
Lisa MacLeod (MPP for Nepean-Carleton)
Mastercard Centre ~ Etobicoke.
Kinga Surma (Candidate for Etobicoke Centre)
Bud Gardens ~ London.
Susan Truppe (Candidate for London North Centre)
“Home to the London Knights and many great concerts.”
Elgin Barrow Arena ~ Richmond Hill.
Daisy Wai (Candidate for Richmond Hill)
Fleming Centre Arena ~ Beamsville.
Sam Oosterhoff (MPP for Niagara West- Glanbrook)
“Walking track above arena, combined meeting rooms, library & arena.”
Kitchener Memorial Auditorium Complex ~ Kitchener.
Michael Harris (MPP for Kitchener-Conestoga)
“Home of the Kitchener Rangers!”
In tomorrow’s countdown to Canada Day: The Ontario Progressive Conservative Caucus and Candidates favourite farmers markets.