It’s the All-Star weekend in Toronto, and something very special is happening this year.
In front of 593 Richmond St. W. in Toronto, a sign points to Gretzky’s Basement. It’s a new pop-up hockey museum, and Gretzky’s sons, Ty, Trevor, and Tristan, have done their best to make the basement as close to how it was in real life as possible.
Walter Gretzky kept memorabilia and memories from Wayne’s career in the basement, and now, it’s on display for fans to see during the all-star weekend.
”Our whole family is so close that we were able to do this together,” Trist Gretzky told The Globe and Mail. ”We can’t wait for everyone to see it. I think people will feel nostalgic and the kid in them will come out.”
If you love Gretzky, it’s definitely the place to be. His first pair of skates, which he used as a three-year-old, are there.
His Conn Smythe Trophy from 1985, sticks from all-star games, and borrowed memorabilia from the Hockey Hall of Fame are there as well.
Wayne Gretzky himself had very little to do with creating the replica basement, as it was a surprise from his kid.
On Wednesday, The Great One himself visited the pop-up experience, and he had the Spittin’ Chiclets crew with him. Gretzky and Spittin’ Chiclets’ co-host Paul Bissonnette work together at TNT and have become great friends.
The Spittin’ Chiclets crew posted several videos of the event on their social media, and one of them really went viral, as Wayne Gretzky himself hilariously roasted Paul Bissonnette—in front of his own mother!
As Gretzky and BizNasty’s mother talked with each other, cameras caught Gretzky hilariously chirping his colleague.
”And what happened to your son? You’re so pretty and he’s like…I’m not sure,” Gretzky said.
Paul Bissonnette also responded to Gretzky’s chirp with a hilarious post on X, formerly Twitter.
”You better chill with those hands Wayno,” Biz said.