About Us

As Northern Ontario’s premier sports and entertainment facility, GFL Memorial Gardens provides a topnotch home to the Soo Greyhounds (Ontario Hockey League), serves as a multi-sporting complex, venue for entertainment, tradeshows, conferences and much more.

Owned and operated by the City of Sault Ste. Marie, GFL Memorial Gardens opened its doors in 2006. The Gardens spreads over one full block in Sault Ste. Marie’s downtown district, with nearby shopping centers, hotels, restaurants and entertainment. Our facility is fully accessible, equipped with elevators and ramps.

Since opening, the Gardens has hosted major concerts and special events including Elton John, KISS, Tragically Hip, Cirque du Soleil, NHL preseason game, Brad Paisley, Russel Peters, Backstreet Boys, David Copperfield, Bob Dylan, Grand Slam of Curling, Bryan Adams, Neil Young, CARHA World Hockey Championships, Jerry Seinfeld, The Price is
Right Live, Motley Crue, and Mamma Mia; just to name a few! For a full listing of major concerts and special events, see the Event History
Flexible in seating capacity, GFL Memorial Gardens can host events which require seating from 1,000 to 6,000. Venue features include, in-house full-service kitchen and restaurant, executive suites, special event and meeting room rental space, and five private dressings rooms.