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Originally opened in May of 1971, Ontario Place has been an iconic part of Toronto’s Waterfront. Unfortunately, for many Ontario residents, The Place shut down in 2012 and has been off-limits for years.
Yesterday, media was allowed to take a sneak peek at what the future of Ontario Place will look like. By next summer, 7.5 acres of Ontario Place’s property will be turned into a public park space. The opening of the park will align with Canada’s 150th birthday celebrations, which kick off summer 2017.
Here is what the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport thinks the final project can look like:
3. Creating connections: Canal district, landscaped pedestrian bridge
This is an artist impression of a new waterfront promenade along the northern edge of the site – a canal district – you can expect it to be used for shopping, dining and performance, helping create a greater connection with the growing neighborhoods close by.
4. Celebration Common
These are some ideas for the east island landscape. Inspiration is taken from the performance legacy of Ontario Place.
5. Park and Trail
The first step will be the new urban park and waterfront trail along the eastern edge of Ontario Place. Important elements of this park and trail include a garden to sit back, relax and take in the views. There will be an included rock play area.
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