New video highlights history of Ontario Place - architecture and design

New video highlights history of Ontario Place



ACO Toronto and Old Toronto have released a  ten-minute video that highlights the architectural history of Ontario Place.

ACO Toronto is asking Ontario residents to share the video link with their MPP.
Concerns over the redevelopment of Ontario Place have led, over the past weeks, to a rallying of support by advocates for the built environment. This arises in response to the Ontario government’s announcement of a new Expression of Interest seeking development concepts for Ontario Place, which opens the possibility that the site’s signature Cinesphere and Pods could be demolished.
The group Ontario Place for All says that more than 1.4 million people visited Ontario Place last year, not including those who went to Budweiser Stage and Echo Beach. That?s equivalent to the number of people who visited the CN Tower. As well, the Ontario government spent $28 million dollars building Trillium Park and the William G Davis Trail at Ontario Place. The government has now decided these popular additions could be plowed under. Ontario Place?s programs have been self-funded. It received no operating subsidy in 2018, just capital grants. A recent Forum Research poll (conducted Jan 15-17) found that  87% of respondents felt access to the waterfront is important. 61% said they would be unlikely to visit a casino at Ontario Place.
On February 19, the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario (ACO) and Toronto Society of Architects (TSA) hosted a panel discussion to discuss the import...
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