ONTARIO SCIENCE CENTRE CLOSING SUDDENLY, PERMANENTLY DUE TO RISK OF ROOF COLLAPSING

Jun 21, 2024

By Bob Komsic

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The province is closing the Ontario Science Centre right away, amid structural and safety concerns raised by a new engineering report.

It says there are ”serious structural issues” with the building that could materialize by the winter.

 

 

Experts have determined that panels on the roof are in ”distressed, high-risk condition” that need to be repaired by the end of October in case the weight of snow results in further damage.

The estimated cost to do that is between $22-million and $44-million.

Fencing is already going up around the perimeter of the site in Don Mills.

Families, who had booked summer camps there for children will be fully reimbursed, as will anyone with a Science Centre membership.

Private events will still be allowed to continue through the weekend.

Built in 1969, the tourist attraction was already set to close, just not so suddenly, with plans to move programming to Ontario Place, where it’s currently scheduled to open in early 2028.

In the meantime, the Ford government’s looking for a new temporary home for the facility.

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