Originally openend in May of 1971, Ontario Place has been an iconic part of Toronto’s Waterfront. Unfortunately, for man 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 150 birthday celebrations which kick off summer 2017.
Here is what the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport think the final project can look like.
1. Culture, discovery and innovation hub
A new iconic core area that could provide places and spaces for future ideas, with a focus on culture, innovation, learning and research.
THis Artist impressions of a waterscape or `blue park’ to bring playful activity and people onto the water with a series of floating elements and surfaces around the Cinesphere and pods.
This is an artist impressions 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 neighbourhoods close by.
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.These description excerpts we drawn from www.mtc.gov.ca/en/onatrioplace/ontarioplace.shtml