The Hockey Hall of Fame is expanding its “World of Hockey Zone” by taking over vacated retail space inside the Toronto facility.
At approximately 6,000 square feet, the expanded World of Hockey Zone, featuring the Hall’s ever growing international hockey collections (including Sidney Crosby’s gold medal winning puck and other recent acquisitions from the Vancouver Games), will become the largest dedicated exhibit area within the museum facility.
Funded, in part, by contributions from the International Ice Hockey Federation, the $3.5-million capital project is scheduled for completion to kick off the 2010 Induction Weekend, November 5-8th.
The Retail and World of Hockey Expansion Project involves the relocation of the “Spirit of Hockey” retail store from its current location to newly integrated premises at street level, as well as the expansion of the existing “World of Hockey Zone” into the vacated retail space.
“This expansion opportunity will add an exciting new dimension to our core exhibition and retail assets while providing enhanced streetscape presence for ease of access and visibility,” said Jeff Denomme, the Hockey Hall of Fame’s President and Chief Operating Officer. “It is the latest in a series of steps to accommodate the future growth and vitality of the Hockey Hall of Fame at Brookfield Place.”