DTAH selected for Waterfront Park at Ontario Place

The province is transforming Ontario Place into a vibrant waterfront destination and creating a huge new multi-use park for people and families to enjoy.

Daiene Vernile, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, was at Ontario Place recently announced plans for more green space on the iconic property and to unveil the design for Celebration Common, a new multi-purpose waterfront park that will be roughly the size of 14 football fields.

The park – which is being designed by award-winning firm DTAH – will host large-scale festivals and events, feature an outdoor play area for kids and a beach where locals and visitors can play outdoor sports or simply enjoy the waterfront.

The development of Celebration Common is the next step in transforming Ontario Place into a year-round destination for everyone to enjoy.

As revitalization moves forward, Ontario Place continues to welcome people to the site with new public programming throughout late spring and summer, including:

  • IMAX movies at the Cinesphere, which will include a selection of documentaries such as The Trolley, Under the Sea and Aircraft Carrier: Guardian of the Seas.
  • Trillium Park’s free Thursday evening performing arts series and free Sunday afternoon family-friendly interactive performances
  • A variety of outdoor activities including beach volleyball and free skating on an outdoor synthetic rink on the waterfront

This summer, Ontario Place will welcome back the YMCA Toronto’s Day Camp, an outdoor children’s camp experience that includes games, crafts, cycling, and water sport activities. Ontario Place will also be working with other non-profit organizations and local community groups on a program to give free tickets to Kids Up Front so children and youth can see movies at the iconic Cinesphere theatre.

Ontario’s plan to support care, create opportunity and make life more affordable during this period of rapid economic change includes free prescription drugs for everyone under 25, and 65 or over, through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, and free preschool child care from 2 ½ to kindergarten.

Images Credit | DTAH

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