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Public consultation begins for Ontario Place redevelopment

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Public consultation begins for Ontario Place redevelopment
THERME CANADA | ONTARIO PLACE — Therme Group will build an "all-season destination" with pools, waterslides, botanical gardens and sports performance services at Toronto's Ontario Place.

TORONTO — Ontarians are being invited to share their views on how to redevelop Ontario Place in Toronto.

The province has launched the next phase of engagement which includes an online survey and virtual public information sessions. The survey, which will be open for nine weeks closing in late October, is available online through Ontario.ca/OntarioPlace.

There will also be two provincewide virtual public information sessions on Oct. 13 and 27, which will provide opportunities for the public to learn about the planned redevelopment.

Mark Saunders, special adviser for Ontario Place, will provide strategic advice to the premier, the province and the ministry and support them in discussions with key collaborators, such as the City of Toronto and Indigenous communities.

The ministry is engaging with Indigenous communities and will continue to seek their input and ensure their rights and interests are respected, states a release.

“When Ontario Place opened in 1971, it was designed to reflect all that we, as Ontarians, embodied: our heritage, our diversity, our creativity and our future potential. Now, as we move forward with the redevelopment of the site, the people of Ontario have several upcoming opportunities to share their thoughts and ideas,” said Lisa MacLeod, minister of heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries, in a statement.

“A redeveloped Ontario Place will be a true reflection of our diversity and multiculturalism, and will show respect for the rich traditions, cultures and heritage of First Nation, Inuit, and Metis peoples, while at the same time showcasing Ontario as the world in one province.”

 

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