Ontario premier in contact with MLSE about Toronto as potential hub city

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford has spoken with Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment regarding the possibility of hosting games in Toronto should the NHL season resume.

"I'm in contact with MLSE and they're coming up with a plan," Ford said Tuesday, according to TSN's Rick Westhead.

Ford added, "We've had a conversation, and once I get more information I will pass it along to the people."

The NHL's latest plan to continue its season involves stationing teams in up to four hub cities that aren't considered coronavirus hotspots to play out the remaining games without spectators. Toronto and Columbus are reportedly among the leading contenders.

Between 11 and 14 teams submitted bids to be host cities before last Friday's deadline, reports The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun.

Edmonton reportedly submitted a bid, and British Columbia's health officer is also potentially open to hosting games in Vancouver.

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