After my own personal seafood fest the previous day, my third day in Toronto began with breakfast at White Lily Diner. The small charming diner serves sandwiches, donuts, cocktails, and all-day breakfasts.
I only waited for a few minutes before one of the five stools at the bar became vacant. I ordered the Seasonal House Kombucha.
I enjoyed the White Lily Standard with two eggs, hash browns, toast, and your choice of bacon, sausage, or marinated mushroom. I went with bacon and a biscuit instead of toast.
It was simple, filling, and good. I liked the side of malt mayo for the hash browns.
After breakfast, it was back to the Hockey Hall of Fame to use my Sunday admission ticket to see Lord Stanley, the 2018 inductee plaques, and the latest The Mask exhibit with 90 goalie masks on display.
I also made sure to attend the VIP Legends Photo Op with Ed Belfour and Grant Fuhr where we also received a commemorative poster autographed by the former goaltenders who were inducted in 2011 and 2003. Very cool.
While I was in line for the photo op, I met a really cool guy from Boston. He turned out to be friends with one of the 2018 inductees, Willie O’Ree, the first black player in the National Hockey League. He invited me back to the hotel lobby to meet his friends and hang out with Willie O’Ree! Awesome!
After a couple beers with the guys, we all walked to Scotiabank Arena for the Haggar Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic where we watched the Induction Class of 2018 receive their Official Honored Members Blazers in a pregame ceremony.
Honored Members Ed Belfour and Grant Fuhr were the captains of the two star-studded teams. In addition to the 2018 inductees, we got to see Scott Stevens, Eric Lindros, Ken Daneyko, and the return of goaltending legend Martin Brodeur! Go Team Belfour!
It was a fun game! Team Belfour ended up beating Team Fuhr 8-6! And I caught a t-shirt! After the game, we walked back to the hotel where I took a picture with Willie O’Ree and ended up meeting Marty!
We stopped by the Bier Markt for a couple beers and devoured classic poutine and tasty Frenched wings.
Then we headed back to the hotel where I bumped into fellow Devils fans from Bergen County. We finished the night with drinks by the bar surrounded by the inductees, former players, and NHL personnel. What an awesome day! I could not wait for the Gala tomorrow!
White Lily Diner
678 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4M 1G8, Canada