MLSE planning iconic Maple Leafs statue outside ACC

Maple Leaf Square in Toronto on Thursday, January 2, 2014. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/QMI Agency)

Maple Leaf Square in Toronto on Thursday, January 2, 2014. (CRAIG ROBERTSON/QMI Agency)

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, Last Updated: 11:38 PM ET

Bobby Orr soars by TD Garden, Wayne Gretzky resides at Rexall Place.

Now the Toronto Sun has learned Maple Leafs are erecting a touchstone monument outside the Air Canada Centre, meant to link the near-century old franchise to its ‘nation’ of fan and give visitors the ideal photo op.

But which Leaf to honour? That has been the dilemma for Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment since it considered a statue or other work of art as far back as the building’s opening in 1999.


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