Exhibition Place

Covering slightly less than 200 acres just west of downtown Toronto, Exhibition Place is a popular gathering spot for families. Situated along Lake Ontario, the historic complex hosts the Canadian National Exhibition. Visitors have up to 18 days to enjoy the events and entertainment at this annual fair. Professional sports teams also play and train on the grounds throughout the year.

Venues and Facilities

Booking.com Promotion
Built in 2007, BMO Field is the largest sports venue at Exhibition Place. This stadium serves as the official home of Toronto FC from the MLS. Besides hosting top-tier professional soccer, the facility occasionally accommodates local lacrosse and rugby teams. Constructed in 2016, the OVO Athletic Centre serves as the training ground for the NBA's Toronto Raptors. Covering just less than 70,000 sq feet, this state-of-the-art complex has two basketball courts that are for year-round training. The Raptors 905, a development team that's affiliated with its NBA parent, also trains at the OVO Athletic Centre. Dating back to 1920, the Coca-Cola Coliseum is another major sports venue at the grounds of the national exhibition. More than 8,000 spectators can watch ice hockey inside this intimate indoor arena. In addition to hosting American Hockey League games, the venue sometimes hosts gymnastics tournaments and music concerts. The coliseum is attached to the renovated Enercare Centre, which has several exhibit halls with a combined floor space that exceeds 1 million sq feet. Having an Art Deco facade, the Beanfeld Centre is home to the largest ballroom in Canada. Measuring just less than 44,000 sq feet, the elegant ballroom could be split into two different sections to accommodate diverse events. Having LEED Silver certification, the Beanfield Centre is one of the premier facilities of its kind nationwide. Illuminated by sunshine, the Better Living Centre has approximately 200,000 sq feet of space for shows and events. Up to 63,000 sq feet of event space is available at the Queen Elizabeth Building. Click to book your Toronto City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour. Concerts and other shows are performed at the Bandshell Park, an outdoor entertainment venue that's beautifully integrated into the natural landscape. Centennial Park and the Rose Garden are some other scenic points on the grounds. Completed in the early 1930s, the Horse Palace is a historic landmark that adds classic appeal to the district. As the name suggests, this heritage building has been primarily used for equestrian events. Other notable facilities at the complex include the Liberty Grand and Toronto Event Centre.

Visiting Exhibition Place

Commuter rail service is available at the Exhibition GO Station, which is served by the Lakeshore West line. A ride between this point and Union Station in downtown Toronto normally takes less than 10 minutes. You can also take the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) 307, 509 and 511 streetcar lines to Exhibition Place. These routes make numerous stops in the heart of the neighboring Harbourfront district. Bus service by the TTC is available at the Dufferin Gate Loop. The Gardiner Expressway and Lake Shore Boulevard West are major highways that provide access to various points at this mixed-used district. Additionally, Toronto Pearson International Airport is located about 15 miles northwest of this major entertainment complex. Handling mostly regional and charter flights, Bill Bishop Toronto City Airport is situated on an island just across the attraction. Ferry service is available between this small airport and promenades that lead to the official home of the nation's largest annual event. Pedestrian bridges connect the Ontario Place parking lots with the main grounds. Some of the largest on-site parking lots are located on Princes' Boulevard.

Location: 100 Princes' Blvd, Suite 1, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M6K 3C3

Click here to visit Exhibition Place official website.

Published On: 2019-05-30
Updated On: 2019-05-30

Note: This information can change without notice. Confirm all details directly with the company in question.

Book City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Exhibition Place

Toronto Attractions

Toronto Hotel Deals
Go to top