Ricoh Coliseum

Construction of the Ricoh Coliseum was completed on time, October 31, 2003, and on budget.  It opened for its first hockey game on November 1, 2003, and continues to host hockey games, trade/consumer shows, concerts, and special events.

The commitment to the Ricoh Coliseum project was the fact that it met three major objectives of Exhibition Place:

  1. Infrastructure Renewal: It resulted in the renovation of an 80-year old building that was becoming unmarketable in its previous state and the projected costs to maintain it;
  2. Trade & Consumer Show Growth: Has provided Exhibition Place and Enercare Centre with 28,272 additional sq. ft. of Class “A” show floor space which has allowed the major trade and consumer shows to expand; and
  3. Professional Sport/Entertainment:  Has introduced a new professional sports team to Toronto, re-introduced sports to Exhibition Place, and has provided, as a piece of City infrastructure, a mid-size (10,000 seat) arena for Toronto, which did not previously have a venue of this size and type.  

Ricoh Coliseum has been positively received by the major trade and consumer shows who have exhibited in Enercare Centre.  It has provided the Royal Agricultural Winter Fair with a venue that is ranked as the largest first-class indoor equestrian facility in North America. 

The other major show that uses Ricoh Coliseum is the Toronto International Boat Show which creates North America’s largest indoor lake in the arena bowl. 

The 1990s to 2016
The planning phase at Exhibition Place has been a long one, starting in 1879 and continuing through to today. With attention now focused on the re-generation of Toronto's waterfront, future changes may be on the horizon, allowing Exhibition Place to play a key role in the re-development and integration of the waterfront.
Enercare Centre
Completely built by March, 1997, Enercare Centre (formerly the National Trade Centre) is the first showpiece of Exhibition Place. It is the largest convention and exhibition centre in Canada and the sixth largest in North America, offering over one million square feet of exhibit space.
BMO Field
Since 2007, BMO Field has welcomed over a million fans and has hosted a multitude of events including the MLS Cup in 2010, the 2014 FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup, and International Rugby and Lacrosse games. Originally, this site had been home to four Grandstands built between 1879 and 1948. In the 1970s, a sports stadium was added to the south side of the 1948 Grandstand. The Grandstand and Stadium were demolished in 1999. In 2007, MLSE opened BMO Field, Canada’s first soccer-specific stadium and official home of the Toronto FC and the Toronto Argonauts.
Beanfield Centre
Completely renovated and reopened by October 2009, Beanfield Centre (formerly the Automotive Building) is the second showpiece of Exhibition Place. Beanfield Centre combines history and state-of-the-art technology. The 160,000 square foot facility incorporates today’s most advanced technological innovations, while remaining respectful to the historical aspects of the former Automotive Building.
Hotel X
Slated to open in 2017, Hotel X will provide Toronto with a cutting edge mix of hospitality, sporting and entertainment options. Set amidst lavish gardens and with spectacular lake and city views, Hotel X will contain 406 guest rooms and suites, restaurants, a cinematech, retail shopping and a rooftop pool and bar area.