History is all around
There’s more to Air Canada Centre than first meets the eye. Have you ever noticed the stalactite-looking sculpture hanging over our heads by the eastern entrance off Bay Street? This is the Wins, Losses and Ties artwork from Micah Lexier. Each of the series of three stainless steel columns represents the wins, losses and ties for one of the 67 years when the Maple Leafs played at the Maple Leafs Garden. Just underneath, at your feet, you’ll find more information, inlaid in the sidewalk. (Don’t explain it right away to the kids. Let them try to figure it out!) The Centre was built on the site of the Canada Post Delivery Building and that’s the reason why you’ll see gorgeous bas-reliefs carved in the stone on the east and south walls. Each of them depicts a different stage in the history of postal delivery. Finally, walk through the building and exit on the western side to see the giant poles adorned with stars reaching the sky.