TORONTO — Ontario Place Corporation based in Toronto has issued a request for bids to proceed with the interior renovation of the Pavilion Pods at Ontario Place.
The renovation work will transform the pods into multipurpose event spaces, a statement said.
The project includes the interior renovation of Pod 1 and the main level of Pod 2, kitchen facilities, a universal washroom, accessibility improvements including a lift to access the pods, and upgraded electrical, mechanical and data capabilities.
The pavilion pods at Ontario Place were originally built in 1971 as multimedia exhibition spaces and a restaurant.
The five steel and aluminum pods were designed by Eb Zeidler as part of the original site.
The project is part of a broader plan to reshape Ontario Place into a year-round waterfront destination, the statement noted.
The first phase was the opening of Trillium Park and William G. Davis Trail, which was completed in June 2017 and added 7.5 acres of new waterfront parkland on the East Island of Ontario Place.
The Cinesphere Theatre has also re-opened, which possesses IMAX capabilities.
The next phase will involve renovating the East Island into a “celebration common” and the West Island as a cultural hub.
Ontario Place is an agency of the Government of Ontario.
The complex includes 155 acres of waterfront property.
The request for bids closes Feb. 5.