The Toronto Maple Leafs have a wide fanbase, both in the United States in addition to the fans in Canada. Due partly because of the cold weather in Canada, many people move to the United States, resulting in a large American fan base. The Maple Leafs have a total of 1 million followers on Instagram. They also have 1.9 million followers on Twitter and 1.3 million on Facebook. The Maple Leafs have a total of 4.2 million followers across the major platforms.
Beyond social media, the Maple Leafs are very active among their community and with their fans. The Maple Leafs are proud ambassadors of the NHL Future Goals program. Here, kids use hockey to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math. Leafs players Travis Dermott and Justin Holl along with Leafs alumni and Community Ambassador, Curtis Joseph visited Runnymede Public School in Toronto on February 7, 2019. During their visit, they hung out with kids in the library to help them with work and answer questions. Additionally, The Toronto Maple Leafs and SickKids Hospital have held a long partnership. Since the late 1920s, the full Maple Leaf teams have visited the hospital to hang out and talk with the kids. The players also give out gifts to the children and sign photos.
There are also many unofficial outlets for fans to access news about the Maple Leafs. There is a “Maple Leafs Fans” fan club on Facebook. This page has a little over 250K followers consisting of fans from all over North America. Here, fans can access news about the team as well as answer questions that many fans may have. There is also a page called “Editor in Leaf” on Fansided concerning the Maple Leafs. Fans here can access news about the team. All in all, the Maple Leafs have a wide network of official and unofficial websites where people all over the world can interact and debate the latest news stories surrounding their team. The Toronto Maple Leafs have many watch parties, viewing parties, and fan clubs. No matter where you are located, you can go to FanWide and find the location of all of these Toronto Maple Leafs events.