Provincial government spending $2 million for drive-in space at Ontario Place
TORONTO -- The provincial government says it's investing $2 million for socially distanced summer activities at Ontario Place, which will include a drive-in version of the Toronto International Film Festival.
Lisa MacLeod, Minister of heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries, says the initiative will help Ontario communities reconnect during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funding will go towards concert performances, comedy shows and movie screenings at a drive-in space.
MacLeod said the investment will help bring Ontario's multi-billion dollar arts and entertainment industry back to life after months of dormancy.
However, she warns that the province is still in the midst of a pandemic and staff will enforce social distancing rules throughout the events.
The events at Ontario Place will start in late July with a foreign film festival and end in mid September with nine days for TIFF.
Photo courtesy of Ontario Place via Instagram
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