Ricoh Coliseum

at 100 Princes' BLVD, Toronto, M6K 3C3 Canada

Ricoh Coliseum is an ice hockey and agricultural arena at Exhibition Place in Toronto. It serves as the home arena of the Toronto Marlies, the American Hockey League farm team of the Toronto Maple Leafs. It was formerly known as the CNE Coliseum. It has served as the display ring for the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair since 1922. Since 1997, it has been part of the 'Direct Energy Centre' exhibition complex.For the 2015 Pan American Games and 2015 Parapan American Games it will be referred to as Toronto Coliseum.HistoryInitially known as the Civic Arena, the building had its official public opening on December 16, 1921. A joint construction project of the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) and the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, it was claimed to be the largest structure of its kind in North America.On April 4, 1922, it was the site of the Johnny Dundee vs Jimmy Goodrich boxing match promoted by Jack Corcoran that set a new indoor sports attendance record for Toronto with 11,900 spectators packed into the building. The mark would stand until the construction of Maple Leaf Gardens in 1931.From 1942 to 1945, the building was used as a training base for the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II and known as the 'Manning Depot'. A photo of it as the RCAF Manning Depot is in the New Westminster Museum and Archives # IHP9562-003. After the war, it mainly hosted equestrian events for the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, the CNE and other events. The arena was also used as a horse barn.


Ricoh Coliseum
100 Princes' BLVD
Toronto , ON M6K 3C3
Canada
Contact Phone
P: 416-263-3900
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