Scotiabank Arena Bag Policy

Scotiabank Arena is home to the NBA Toronto Raptors and NHL Toronto Maple Leafs teams. The venue’s address is 40 Bay St., Toronto, ON M5J 2X2, Canada. The bag policy that fans need to be aware of when coming to the stadium in Toronto is that they can’t exceed 6.5”x4.5”. Small tote bags, clutches, and purses can enter the stadium for a game or concert.


The complete Scotiabank Arena bag policy guide for your next game or concert is here.


How Does the Scotiabank Arena Staff Review Your Bag?

How Does the Scotiabank Arena Staff Review Your Bag

Fans arriving at the Toronto Maple Leaf’s venue will go through a metal detector before scanning their ticket at the gate. Fans with a bag will line up in the bag check line to have the security team inspect it. The bag inspection consists of a review of the inside and outside of the bag to ensure it doesn’t exceed the facility’s size requirement and inspecting the items inside it.


Consider purchasing a single-compartment clear bag for your next Toronto Maple Leafs or Toronto Raptors game! The bag policy at Scotiabank Arena tends to be more strict than others, so you will want to ensure you don’t bring a bag that is too big into the venue. You can bring some bag types to the stadium on game day.


  • Small clear single-compartment bags that don’t exceed 6.5”x4.5”
  • Small fanny packs, clutches, or similar types of bags that don’t exceed 6.5”x4.5”
  • Medical bags
  • Any ADA-specific bag
  • Diaper bags


What Items Can’t You Bring into Scotiabank Arena?

What Items Can't You Bring into Scotiabank Arena

Fans arriving at Scotiabank Arena for a basketball or hockey match must know the list of prohibited items. Any of these items that fans try to bring won’t be allowed to enter the stadium. Visit the official prohibited items list of Scotiabank Arena to get the most up-to-date information.


  • Bags that don’t comply with the strict size requirements
  • Cans
  • Coolers
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Skateboards
  • Outside food and beverages
  • Noisemakers
  • Umbrealls that exceed 12″ in length


What Happens If Your Bag Is Too Big to Enter Scotiabank Arena?

If your bag can’t come into Scotiabank Arena due to its size or something else, you can rent lockers at the stadium for them. The bag check area goes for about $20, but it can increase in price due to the event that is taking place. If you have any questions about where the bag check is at Scotiabank Arena, you can ask the stadium security staff where to go.


If you drove to Scotiabank Arena and can’t bring your bag into the game, consider returning it to your car and leaving it there. Leaving it in your vehicle will save you money, but you must get back in line to scan your ticket and go through the metal detector at the gate.


Finally, if you don’t have a car to leave your bag in and the lockers on site are sold out, consider stopping by a nearby hotel to see if they can watch your stuff. Scotiabank Arena is in downtown Toronto, meaning several hotels are within a short walking distance of the arena to visit. Most charge a small fee to hold onto your stuff while you go to the game.


Parking and Food Information for a Toronto Basketball Game / Hockey Match?

Parking at Scotiabank Arena can become expensive, especially for a playoff game. If you are looking for ways to save money on parking, consider checking out SpotHero. Here is the complete Scotiabank Arena Parking guide for more tips on where to park near the venue for a game or concert.


Fans can’t bring any outside food or beverages into the stadium.


Here is the Scotiabank Arena Food guide to see what you can get there.

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