Province announces plan to redevelop Ontario Place
Published July 30, 2021 at 4:02 pm
The Province has announced a plan to revitalize Ontario Place into an attraction that will be open for visitors year round.
As part of the new development, the park will include three new attractions.
Therme Canada will include an outdoor waterpark replete with pools, waterslides, botanical spaces to relax, as well as sports performance and recovery services publicly accessible gathering spaces, parkland, gardens and beaches.
Live Nation will be upgrading the existing amphitheatre into a modern, year-round indoor-outdoor live music and performance venue that will have a capacity of 20,000 spectators during the summer and close to 9,000 during the winter.
Écorécréo Group will be building an all-season adventure park for all ages. This attraction will include aerial obstacle courses, net-based aerial adventures, ziplines, climbing walls, escape rooms and many other activities. Additionally, Segways, quad-cycles, canoes and kayaks will be available to rent.
As well, existing heritage and recreational features of the site will be retained and integrated into the redevelopment plans, including the Cinesphere, the pod complex, the marina, Trillium Park and the William G. Davis Trail.
Further, according to the Province, the new development project will not include casinos or condos.
During it’s peak when it was open, Ontario Place entertained approximately 3 million visitors per year, and the Province anticipates, with these new developments, that will more than double to 7 million annual visitors.
“As we mark the 50th anniversary of Ontario Place this year, there is no better time to bring this iconic destination back to life,” Premier Doug Ford said in a news release.
“By taking this first step with our world-class development partners, as well as the City of Toronto and Indigenous communities, we will deliver a renewed Ontario Place that provides year-round entertainment for all ages and interests. As we continue to engage and consult with the community, Ontario Place will realize its full potential as a long-term economic generator for the people of Ontario,” he continued.insauga's Editorial Standards and Policies