The stadium has been built to replace the National Tennis Centre which was demolished in the year 2003.The inauguration was held on 26th July 2004. The first match at the stadium was the opening round match between Andre Agassi and Tommy Haas.
In February 2015, Toronto Police Service found a mysterious tunnel a few meters away from the facility. Later, it was revealed to be a "Man's Cave."
Aviva Centre is a tennis stadium in Toronto, Ontario, located on the premises of the York University in North York. It was formerly known as Rexall Centre. "The Stadium Court" is the largest stadium at the tennis complex. The Aviva Centre is the venue for the Rogers Cup (held annually), presented by the National Bank. It was built in 2004, and the main venue can hold around 12,500 spectators. Apart from this, there are 11 other small courts next to the stadium. All of these courts use the DecoTurf cushioned acrylic surface. The Aviva Centre has 39 executive suites and 2 party suites. It serves as a year-round training tennis facility and also a center for seasonal concerts.
It has hosted several major concerts, performed by renowned personalities such as John Fogerty, James Taylor, Brad Paisley, Alan Jackson.
Aviva Centre is the home to the Tennis Canada and the Ontario Tennis Association
It is the main venue that hosts Rogers Cup, a professional annual tournament on ATP World Tour and WTA Circuits.
In the year 2011, the stadium hosted the Black Creek Summer Music Festival that had a series of Opera, Jazz, and Symphonic music concerts.
The stadium has hosted the tennis events of the 2015 Pan America Games.