Rogers Centre in the Community
Rogers Centre is the place to be! Located in the centre of Toronto's lively Entertainment District, you can enjoy a fantastic concentration of restaurants, nightspots, retail shops, and attractions.
You may turn back the clock and get a glimpse into Toronto's waterfront area in the 1800's. During the building of the stadium, 1,400 artifacts were uncovered giving us a glimpse into the area's past. These items are now on display in the archives of Rogers Centre and are available for viewing as part of your Rogers Centre Tour Experience. Treasures include a cannon from the War of 1812, an assortment of flatware, medicine bottles and plates and cups.
Continually reaching out to our local, national and international communities, Rogers Centre is proud to host a variety of events which appeal to a wide-range of audiences. Most notably, in August 2006, Rogers Centre was chosen as the site of the Opening Ceremonies for the XVI International AIDS Conference featuring dignitaries, entertainers, and participants from around the world.
In 2005, Rogers Centre served as the backdrop for the 70th birthday celebration of the International Convention of Alcoholics Anonymous. Over 50,000 people participated in the convention which featured meetings, guest speakers and ample life learning.
Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nelson Mandela has also used Rogers Centre to launch the Nelson Mandela Children's Fund (Canada) on September 25, 1998. This event included the world's largest classroom ever assembled with 40,000 school children who celebrated with Mr. Nelson R. Mandela.
Rogers Centre is committed to the community's growth and development. Through exciting events, displays and partnerships we strive to meet the needs of all our guests and promoters.