Why did they close Ontario Place?

Why did they close Ontario Place?

The iconic attraction once drew more than three million people a year to Toronto’s waterfront but it was decommissioned in 2012 amid declining attendance and annual loses in excess of $20 million. Over the years there have been numerous proposals for the 155-acre site, including a waterfront casino.

Are they rebuilding Ontario Place?

U.S.-based Live Nation is promising to fully redesign and rebuild the Budweiser Stage at Ontario Place, turning it into a modern, year-round performance venue, with an expanded capacity of 20,000 in the summer and 9,000 in the winter.

Who owns the exhibition grounds?

the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place
The 192-acre Exhibition Place site is managed, operated, maintained and promoted by Exhibition Place (officially the Board of Governors of Exhibition Place), an agency of the City of Toronto. Exhibition Place hosts over 350 events and attracts over 5.3 million visitors annually.

What are they doing with Ontario Place?

The transformation of Ontario Place will include three new major attractions: Therme Group is building Therme Canada | Ontario Place, a family-friendly, all-season destination offering something for all ages, including pools, waterslides, botanical spaces to relax, as well as sports performance and recovery services.

What are the pods at Ontario Place?

Five pavilions, named “Pods”, were designed for flexible exhibition space and suspended by steel cables from four large central pylons driven deep into the lakebed. The Cinesphere connects with the pods and contains the first purpose-built IMAX theatre in the world.

What is the Ontario Place project?

The project transformed a portion of the Ontario Place site used for parking into an urban park and waterfront trail.

What is the history of Ontario Place?

Ontario Place is a public site and Modernist icon located in Toronto. Facing current development threats by Ontario’s provincial government, the site was placed on the 2020 World Monuments Watch alongside only twenty-four other cultural heritage sites of global importance.

What’s going on with Ontario Place?

TORONTO — The Ontario government has chosen three private sector partners to help transform Ontario Place through the addition of a new outdoor adventure park, a massive indoor spa and water park and a revitalized concert venue that will be capable of hosting shows year-round.

When will the new Ontario Place be built?

The Trillium Park and the William G. Davis Trail, which were developed under the previous Liberal government, will also remain a part of the new Ontario Place. Officials say that they expect construction on a revitalized Ontario Place to begin in 2024 and be completed between 2027 and 2030.