Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment is warning its fans about new security measures at the Air Canada centre.
MLSE says new metal detectors for both NHL and NBA games along with the closure of the Bay Concourse at Union Station have made them implement some changes.
Some of those changes include extra staff, additional signage and earlier opening of gates ahead of events to avoid delays.
The addition of the metal detectors are part of new securtiy policies with the NHL and NBA.
Fans are being reminded to give yourself extra time when heading down to Air Canada Centre this season. The gates are now open 90 minutes prior to game time.
The Toronto Maple Leafs will open their 99th NHL season on Monday, September 21 at 7:30 p.m. with a pre-season match against Ottawa.
The regular season opens on Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. against the Montreal Canadiens.
The Toronto Raptors first pre-season game at Air Canada Centre is on Monday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m.. vs. the Minnesota Timberwolves .
The regular season opens on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m. vs. the Indiana Pacers.