It will be a "world-class destination," Ford says.
The Ontario government just announced its plans for Ontario Place, and it will be getting a total makeover with tons of new attractions.
During a conference on July 30, Premier Doug Ford and Mayor John Tory unveiled the plans for this iconic Toronto landmark.
"As we mark the 50th anniversary of Ontario Place this year, there is no better time to bring this iconic destination back to life," Ford said in a press release. "By taking this step with our world-class development partners, as well as the City of Toronto and Indigenous communities, we will deliver a renewed Ontario Place that provides year-round entertainment for all ages and interests."
There will be three major attractions making their way to Ontario Place with the goal of making this destination somewhere to go all-season. Pools, waterslides, botanical spaces, and public gardens and beaches will be accessible to the public thanks to Therme Group.
Live Nation is fixing up the Budweiser Stage amphitheatre to turn it into a venue that can be host shows all year round, with both indoor and outdoor performances.
It will apparently expand its capacity to 20,000 people in the summer and will be able to host 9,000 event-goers in the winter. The concert venue renovations are expected to finish by 2030, according to Ontario Place.
There will also be an adventure park that Torontonians and tourists can check out all season round. Écorécréo Group will be installing aerial obstacle courses, net-based aerial adventures, ziplines, climbing walls, escape rooms, and will also be operating Segways, quad-cycles, canoes, and kayak rentals.
Once Ontario Place is completely redeveloped, it will be open for the public to enjoy every single day of the year with free public access and a waterfront experience.
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