Background

Ontario Place will play a key role in the province’s post-pandemic recovery, both as a tourism destination and a display of Ontario’s strong cultural identity.

On July 30, 2021, the Ontario government announced details of its plan to redevelop Ontario Place into a world-class destination following a Call for Development process.

Three successful participants from the 2019 Call for Development process will help develop an exciting, inclusive and family-friendly experience:

Across the site, we will enhance public spaces, and bring them up to modern standards, with new parks, promenades, trails and beaches.

We will retain and integrate key heritage and recreational features of the site into the redevelopment, including:

  • the Cinesphere
  • the pod complex
  • the marina
  • Trillium Park and the William G. Davis Trail

The province will also work with the Ontario Science Centre to explore opportunities to have science-related tourism and educational programming at the Cinesphere and pod complex.

Upcoming consultations

We are leading consultations on the work required to prepare the Ontario Place site for redevelopment. Infrastructure Ontario and Bespoke Collective, a public engagement consultancy, are conducting some of these consultations on behalf of the province. Together, we are working to gather input on several areas of work, including:

  • environmental due diligence and approvals
  • heritage conservation
  • utility and site servicing replacement
  • design of the public realm

The input we receive from Indigenous communities, stakeholders and the public on these areas of work will shape how we prepare the site for redevelopment and design the public realm.

Please visit the technical consultation website for the Ontario Place redevelopment project to learn more and find out how you can participate.

Past consultations

Online survey and information sessions

On July 30, 2021, the government announced its vision for a redeveloped Ontario Place site as a world-class, year-round destination that will attract local, provincial and international visitors.

At that time, we outlined our commitment to keeping the public engaged and informed. Public input is, and will continue to be, critical to support the planning and development of the site.

Ontario Place will be a centerpiece of our heritage, tourism, recreation and culture plans over the next several years. Understanding how Ontarians will use the site continues to play a key role in its redevelopment.

We launched a digital consultation with a public online survey from August 30 to October 28, 2021. We also held two virtual public information sessions on October 13 and 27, 2021.

In our online survey, we asked:

  • how you saw yourself using a modern and revitalized Ontario Place
  • what features were important to you

More than 7,200 people provided feedback through our online survey and more than 450 people participated in the virtual information sessions. This valuable input was critical to understanding what is important to the people of Ontario in redeveloping Ontario Place.

Our summary of findings from both the online survey and the October 2021 information sessions are available on the technical consultation website.

Environmental assessment and site preparation consultations

On December 14, 2021, a technical information session was held virtually for all members of the public. Over 140 people attended the event.

During this session, the technical teams provided an overview of the environmental assessment process, which was launched on March 16, 2022. They also shared information on:

  • what we’re doing to make the site safe, modern and ready for development
  • what we have done so far
  • what the future work entails
  • how you can provide your input

To learn more about the feedback received during this session, please visit the technical consultation website.

Your privacy matters

Your personal information is being collected in order to help us understand the demographics of those who are responding to this survey. Your responses will be reviewed by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries and the results of the survey shared with other Ontario government entities.

We thank you for your participation. This feedback will help inform the ongoing planning and redevelopment of Ontario Place. Your feedback may also be used in a summary report about this survey.

Some of the non-identifying information shared may be used by the Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries, and their service providers, to measure website analytics, performance and to improve our services.

Your contact information will not be placed on mailing lists or released to any third party, except as may be authorized by law. You will not be sent any follow-up communications. For questions on how personal information collected on this page will be used, please see our Privacy Statement or contact:

Transformation & Delivery Office
438 University Avenue, 11th Floor
Toronto, Ontario M7A 1N3
OPredevelopment@ontario.ca

If you have questions about the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, please contact:

Padma D. de Souza, Team Lead, FIPPA & RIM
400 University Avenue, 2nd Floor, Toronto ON M7A 2R9
Tel: 647-646-5503
Email: padma.desouza@ontario.ca