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MLSE goes to courts over Maple Leaf Gardens

Sports empire doesn’t want Ryerson to keep Leafs name attached to new venue

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Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment is seeking an injunction against Ryerson University and Loblaw Properties over Maple Leaf Gardens, the former home of Toronto’s NHL team. Court documents reveal MLSE is trying to ensure Ryerson can’t use the name Maple Leaf Gardens for the building. The company claims the name could lead people to mistakenly believe Ryerson is affiliated with the Leafs. The venue is part of the university’s plan to add more space to its downtown campus and build its name, and has been supported in part by a levy students have paid in addition to their tuition fees. The injunction indicates MLSE is worried the 2,500-seat arena will steal away concerts and other events that would otherwise be held at the Leafs’ current home at the Air Canada Centre.

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