TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS STATEMENT ON TORONTO BEING SELECTED AS AN NHL HUB CITY
The National Hockey League announced tonight that the City of Toronto has been selected as one of the League’s hub cities as part of their Return to Play plan for Eastern Conference teams for the 2019-20 season.
The Toronto Maple Leafs and Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment would like to extend their appreciation to the National Hockey League, as well as the National Hockey League Players Association and of course its players. The Maple Leafs, working in concert with the NHL, NHLPA, and health officials from the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario, are determined to create and maintain a safe and secure hub city experience for the players and the league alike. More importantly, we are also deeply committed to help ensure the health and safety of the residents of Toronto by adhering to the strict and comprehensive protocols of the hub strategy so that the experience is a positive one for all.
The Club would also like to extend a special thanks to the Government of Canada, Ontario Premier Doug Ford, Ontario Chief Medical Officer Dr. David Williams, Ontario Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism & Culture Industries Lisa MacLeod, Toronto Mayor John Tory, as well as Toronto Medical Officers of Health Dr. Eileen de Villa and Dr. Vinita Dubey for their invaluable expertise and feedback throughout this process.