A new waterfront park is coming to Toronto, and it has potential to be the city's next big attraction.

Daiene Vernile, the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, announced today that Ontario Place will be  transformed into a multi-purpose green space that will span 14 football fields long. Designed by the award-winning firm DTAH, the park "will host large-scale festivals and events, feature an outdoor play area for kids and a beach where locals can play outdoor sports or simply enjoy the waterfront."

There will also be an innovative outdoor play area called the Kids' Exploration Outcrop, a Festival Plaza with a splash pad and rink, North Beach for sandy sports, Echo Beach for festivals, the Arrival Plaza and Celebration Plaza flex space, and a scenic Woodland Lookout.

The project, called Celebration Common, is part of an ongoing effort to revitalize Ontario Place and become a year-round destination for Torontonians. In the meanwhile, Ontario Place reminds the public that there are a variety of great attractions to check out this summer, including:

  • IMAX movies at the Cinesphere,
  • Free performing arts series on Thursdays and free family-friendly interactive performances on Sundays,
  • Outdoor sports such as beach volleyball and skating,
  • YMCA Day Camp activities for children, and much more


For more information, visit the Celebration Common project website.

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