The Hockey Hall of Fame (French: Temple de la renommée du hockey) is a museum and hall of fame located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Dedicated to the history of ice hockey, it holds exhibits about players, teams, National Hockey League (NHL) records, memorabilia and NHL trophies, including the Stanley Cup. Founded in Kingston, Ontario, the Hockey Hall of Fame was established in 1943 under the leadership of James T. Sutherland. The first class of honoured members was inducted in 1945, before the Hall of Fame had a permanent location. It moved to Toronto in 1958 after the NHL withdrew its support for the International Hockey Hall of Fame in Kingston, Ontario, due to funding issues. Its first permanent building opened at Exhibition Place in 1961. The hall was relocated in 1993, and is now in Downtown Toronto, inside Brookfield Place, and a historic Bank of Montreal building. The Hockey Hall of Fame has hosted International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) exhibits and the IIHF Hall of Fame since 1998.
An 18-person committee of players, coaches and others meets annually in June to select new honourees, who are inducted as players, builders or on-ice officials. In 2010, a subcategory was established for female players. The builders' category includes coaches, general managers, commentators, team owners and others who have helped build the game. Honoured members are inducted into the Hall of Fame in an annual ceremony held at the Hall of Fame building in November, which is followed by a special "Hockey Hall of Fame Game" between the Toronto Maple Leafs and a visiting team. As of 2020, 289 players (including seven women), 112 builders and 16 on-ice officials have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame has been criticized for focusing mainly on players from the National Hockey League and largely ignoring players from other North American and international leagues.
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Danny Fowler | Mar 4, 2018
You could easily spend hours here reading up all the history and viewing all the memorabilia. Some of its kinda weird.... I wouldn't be surprised if there's a dirty jock strap somewhere on display that I missed. But there's a good interaction part, lots of jerseys and information to take in and the great Hall with of course the Stanley cup. So much history about one sport all in one place. Perfect for families or even if your just trying to kill some time as it's located across from union station.
Coach Shiley | Feb 13, 2018
This was the highlight of an amazing trip to Toronto. I could've spent 2 days at the hall of fame. Tons of cool exhibits with many that were interactive. Loads of information and history. Every though there were lots of people there, it didn't feel crowded, and you could move freely. If you're a hockey fan this is a must see! It's located in the heart of downtown, near many other great attractions.
McKenna Kerwan | Mar 1, 2018
I had a wonderful time here with a friend of mine when we were visiting Toronto in January. The displays were awesome, and the shooting/tender games are super fun (and definitely not anything that would be free here in the US). It's amazing that we were able to touch the actual Stanley Cup! Every employee we came across was friendly and helpful
Hassan Barzani | Jan 30, 2018
The Hockey Hall of Fame in the heart of Downtown Toronto is a must during your time in Canada for sure. Lots of incredible history inside and outside of the facility. Great staff members. In addition, loving the diversed staff members at the Hockey Hall of Fame as well. This is must visit for sports fans across the globe too. Can’t wait to come back for another visit soon!!!!
Vips | Feb 6, 2018
Must visit for any hockey fan. give yourself a few hours to take into all the memorabilia and sights at the hockey hall of fame. it gets busy on the weekends, like any tourist attraction, so come visit during off-peak hours like weekdays. The hockey hall of fame is a short walk from Union station.
Anaïs | Mar 17, 2018
A must see for any hockey enthusiast and fan. Took my boys and they had a blast. Great way to spend an afternoon.
Stephen Ropp | May 5, 2018
For history and hockey lovers only. Interactive. Feel the hair stand up when you enter the trophy room where all of the NHL hardware is stored, yes, Lord Stanley's cup is in display and you can take photos of you hugging and kissing it. Disinfectant wipes recommended.
Bernard J. Giarraputo | May 1, 2018
I was in Toronto and I didn't know if the Hall of Fame was in Toronto I am a big hockey fan so I had to go and amazing presentation of hockey's history being in a bank and having tea Stanley Cup in the center was a great way to display it. There is several Interactive exhibits in 3D theater to enjoy plan to spend the day if you're going to enjoy everything
Kelly Wu | Jun 6, 2018
Great place! Definitely worth it if you’re a hockey fan! There is a lot to see hockey history wise. Lots of cool things in there too, not just the Stanley Cup ;) they have cool activities for the kids. There’s a shoot out, and also a shut out/goalie activity. You can play NHL18 on the PlayStations. And there is a lot of trivia! Not the biggest hockey fan and still had a blast!
jerry mussio | Jun 4, 2018
Other than the beautiful room with the list of inductees, this is a poorly organized exhibit. Much of it appears randomly organized in bits and pieces with no coherence. The 3D movie was all flash and no substance. Very disappointing! Other similar exhibits —such as the country music hall of fame — are organized chronologically. Suggest CEO hockey hall of fame visit Nashville to get some guidance. I started playing hockey in Canada in the 1950s and am still trying to score the big goal. Hockey fans in Canada deserve a better exhibit.
Maurice Powell | Jun 2, 2018
Going here was an incredible experience for me.. not only was being in Toronto a nice experience, but going to the hall of fame was great too. I couldn't believe the level of detail of the memorabilia there, along with seeing uniforms and helmets and trophies, and even video of some of the older hockey games I used to watch growing up. If you are a hockey fan and you've never been to the hockey hall of fame, spending the time and money to go is well worth it
Mike Smith | May 10, 2018
It hasn't changed much since the last time I was there five years ago but I still recommend it if you are a hockey fan. It's cool to see all of the jerseys from around the world and to see the plaques of all the players in the hall of fame. The gift shop seems to be quite stocked as well. It isn't too expensive to buy a ticket and you can stay A long as you want. I highly recommend stopping by here if you haven't been here before.
Vanessa Megan | Jun 7, 2018
We absolutely loved this place one of us on a 1st visit the camera was out pretty fast and we both loved getting to see the Stanley Cup. We both took a ton of pictures. It was getting a little too busy but it was luckily when we were leaving and some of it closed off due to an event but There was still so much to see and do... So much history it is really an amazing place. The staff were also fantastic and very helpful to making sure I got around alright in my chair and did not need anything. The 3D movie was absolutely amazing. I wish it was longer!
Nat Buffone | Jun 12, 2018
If you are a hockey fan this is the place to be. Great memorabilia on the greatest moments in hockey past and present. The displays are fantastic and the interactive exhibits are fun for all ages. The staff are very friendly and they look like they enjoy working there. Can get busy at times so get there early. The Stanley Cup and the other cups are beautiful. Bring your camera as it will be used extensively.
Chris Ojeda | Jun 21, 2018
Immaculate, pristine and so much history to digest. Beautiful on all fronts and the trophy room upstairs: WOW!!!! The fact that you get to touch the Stanley Cup and take pics with it for free? Well worth the price of admission!! Was one of the best places I visited while in Toronto.
Aksinya Kostyrkina | Aug 10, 2018
This is a wonderful place for those who love hockey. The interactive games make you feel just like a hockey player. The memorabilia of the players old and new is pretty cool. Those who appreciate history will love to learn about hockey through the players and their experiences. They get to watch videos about how it all started. Seeing the Stanley Cup is the highlight of the place. So be sure to take a picture and enjoy yourself. I sure did.
Gene DeNardo | Jul 18, 2018
Amazing memorabilia! Staff was helpful and very nice. Lots of games, movies, 3-D movies. They let you touch the Stanley Cup. You can have the attendant take your pic with the cup or you can take your own with your phone, which most places do not allow, helmets (hats) off to the Hockey Hall of Fame!
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