Each time the skates hit the ice, a national scar gets scratched. The blue Toronto Maple Leafs are a symbol of Canada’s British heritage, brokering financial power among the tall buildings in Canada’s biggest city. The red Habs are passionate warriors of the French-Canadian heritage, where emotions runs deep a distinct culture is celebrated. It’s the yin-yang dichotomy of Canada, a cultural clash, a historical mashup, a tale of the country’s two biggest cities, told through the voice of Canada’s most popular sport.
Length of Trip : Game night in Toronto (or Montreal)
Cost : Range in price. Visit: http://mapleleafs.nhl.com
Best time to go : Check out the NHL schedule for upcoming Habs-Leafs match-ups.
Wheelchair friendly : Yes
Family friendly : Yes
Where to eat : High End: Canoe located at the top of the TD Bank Tower and widely regarded as one of the best restaurants in Canada, Canoe is renowned for its menu, décor, and views of the city. Definitely a place to see and be seen, and bruise your credit card while you’re at it. Mid-Level: Terroni Barque Smokehouse Budget: Paramount (253 Yonge St) – close to the action of Yonge/Dundas and the bustling Eaton Centre mall. Outstanding, authentic Lebanese cuisine, packed with locals, feasting on huge portions that stretch dinner into tomorrow’s lunches.
Getting There : Directions to Air Canada Centre
Note from Robin : In the end, you have to give it to the Winnipeg Jets ; )