Toronto sports fans rejoice! The Maple Leafs will be playing all of their home games in the 6ix this year.
The Ontario government announced on Thursday that the Leafs and the Ottawa Senators will play in their home arenas this season.
#Hockey news in Ontario 👇 The Ottawa @Senators and Toronto @MapleLeafs will be able to play home games in their re… https://t.co/FwVj4RN4XW— Lisa MacLeod (@Lisa MacLeod)1610051994.0
The good news was confirmed by Lisa MacLeod, Ontario’s Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Minister.
"The Ottawa Senators and the Toronto Maple Leafs will be able to host home games against other Canadian teams in their respective arenas this season," MacLeod stated.
"This approval was granted after close scrutiny of the rigorous health and safety protocols that will be adopted," she added.
Ontario's decision comes after lengthy talks with the NHL and the creation of an all-Canadian division.
According to Sportsnet, the season will kick off on January 13 this year and will see each team play 56 games instead of the usual 82.
The Leafs will host the Montreal Canadiens for their first game of the season.