TORONTO — The design for Celebration Common, a new multi-purpose waterfront park at Ontario Place that will be roughly the size of 14 football fields, was unveiled recently.
The new park will create green space and expand public access along Toronto’s waterfront, explains a release.
The park is being designed by DTAH, a design firm whose other waterfront projects include the revitalization of Queens Quay and the Central Toronto Waterfront.
According to a release, the park 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 enjoy the waterfront.
The development of Celebration Common is the next step in transforming Ontario Place into a year-round destination with new public programming throughout late spring and summer, including IMAX movies at the Cinesphere, performing arts and a variety of outdoor activities, adds the release.
It comes after the Trillium Park and William G. Davis Trail opened in June 2017 and after an interior renovation was announced for the Pavilion Pods at Ontario Place.
“The preliminary designs for the Celebration Common give us a taste of the incredible space it will become — a beautiful waterfront park where people can go to relax or enjoy cultural events and recreational activities,” said Han Dong, MPP for Trinity-Spadina, in a statement.
Before construction can begin on Celebration Common, an environmental assessment must be completed, the release reads. The project does not include the Budweiser Stage, the Administrative Building or any in-water work.