WHAT TO DO WITH ONTARIO PLACE? IDEAS?

Jan 18, 2019

By Bob Komsic

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The Ford government envisions Ontario Place becoming ”a spectacular world-class, year-round destination”.
The province is accepting suggestions as to how you and others feel would be the best ways to accomplish that.
In a news release, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, Michael Tibollo, announced an expression of interest process will open this spring, but those interested can visit the website for more information and submit proposals in advance.
”Our vision for Ontario Place will make it an impressive attraction that could include exciting sport and entertainment landmarks, public parks or shopping.  We could also have places for recreation, for people to come together and to hear great music at the existing amphitheatre,” said Tibollo.
However, there will be no sale of land; only long-term leases, no residential development but areas available for development include ”the Ontario Place islands, mainland, pods and the Cinesphere.”
While the previous government stated there be no casino, current parameters do not rule one out.
The province closed Ontario Place to the public in 2012 due to declining revenues.
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