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Ravina Gardens


The New York Rangers at their first-ever training camp at the Ravina Gardens

Ravina Gardens was an ice hockey arena located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It supported amateur hockey, and professional hockey briefly in the 1920s. The location of the demolished arena is parkland, and is known as Ravina Gardens. It was located at the foot of Rowland Street, southeast of Annette Street and Evelyn Avenue in West Toronto Junction.


1946 game ad.


Ravina Gardens started as Ravina Rink prior to World War I. The area was originally the village of West Toronto Junction. It was remodelled to hold 4,500 seats in 1912.[1] The arena was the site of numerous ice hockey leagues and was the training facility of professional teams. In 1926,the first training camp of the New York Rangers was held there, supervised by Conn Smythe, who lived nearby.[2] In 1927, it hosted the games of the Toronto Ravinas minor professional hockey club. The arena was in use until at least the 1950s by the Humber Valley Hockey League's Hornets and Redmen. It was demolished and is now parkland (2 baseball diamonds).


  • Smythe, Conn (1981). Conn Smythe: If you can't beat 'em in the alley. Toronto, Ontario: McClelland and Stewart. ISBN 0771090781. 
  1. "Ward Seven", Toronto World, September 28, 1912, p. 2. 
  2. Smythe(1981), p. 82

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