VIDEO: Tory Reveals Ontario Place Recommendations
What to do with Ontario Place?
NewsTalk 1010 show host John Tory who heads up a provincially appointed panel announced the recommendations at Queen's Park on Thursday morning.
Among the list of things being recommended, a year-round urban park, the return of the Forum cultural events and concerts along the waterfront, residential developments, a mix of shops, artist studios and cafes as well as a learning facility to bring students in.
Tory says the vast majority of Ontario Place should be an open park, with people living and working in a small portion of the park.
Tory says the residences should be appropriately sized a not be a wall of highrises that would block the sight lines.
He says there should be easy and open access to a key portion of Toronto's waterfront.
The cash-strapped Liberal government closed most of Ontario Place earlier this year to help trim a $15-billion deficit, saying it couldn't afford to keep the park open.
However, it rejected the idea of building a casino on the 39-hectare waterfront site.