Thursday, December 27, 2012

Still no hockey games? The Hockey Hall of Fame has extended hours until Jan. 06

Here's an idea
The suspense continues regarding NHL lockout and another batch of games has been cancelled until January 14. Depressing to you? Maybe a visit to the Hockey Hall of Fame would do the trick? Even I, who's not a hockey fan, really enjoy this sports museum (especially the beautiful Great Hall capped with a dome 15 metres above, adorned with superb stained glass and where you can see the Stanley cup).

The HHOF is linked to the Fairmount Royal York by the underground PATH.
I was at the Fairmount Royal York this week and saw that they have an exhibition of 8 tallow sculptures in their main lobby. They're the work of the hotel's residence food artist Chef Fred Marquina.

Wondering what "tallow" is? (Even at the hotel reception, they couldn't tell us.) I looked it up and it's a sort of shortening made out of animal fat.

HHOF Christmas extended hours are:
From December 26 to January 6, Monday to Saturday from 9:30 am to 6 pm, and from 10 am to 6 pm on Sundays. (Admission is $17.50/adults, $13/seniors, $11/4-13 years, free for 3 years and under.)

Le Marché in Brookfield Place:
Le Marché is a fun restaurant to go with the whole family. It is right across from the Hockey Hall of Fame in the same building. You can go just for a hot chocolate and dessert, but there are many food stations to choose from. The kids love to free-roam around the place (and nobody will mind).

More posts of Christmas fun.

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