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Maple Leaf Stadium

Maple Leaf Stadium

If I could go back in time and visit one Toronto landmark that no longer exists, I'd attend a baseball game at Maple Leaf Stadium.

Maple Leaf Stadium existed at Bathurst Street and Lake Shore Boulevard West and seated about 13,000 people. The field was natural grass, of course, and it was home to the Toronto Maple Leafs baseball club from 1926 to 1967.

When the Maple Leafs left Toronto for Louisville, Kentucky after the 1967 season, they decided to demolish Maple Leaf Stadium rather than maintain it in a city without a professional baseball team. You'll find apartment buildings there now.

Here are some photos of old Maple Leaf Stadium, courtesy of the City of Toronto Archives. It's a shame we didn't keep her.


It's interesting to note that Harold Ballard considered buying the team and stadium after the 1967 season, but decided the price was too high. The NHL Maple Leafs haven't won the Stanley Cup since.

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