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Ontario Place revitalization plans announced

Site to remain public and include a mixture of indoor and outdoor features.

Ontario Place will remain a place for the people after Tourism Minister Michael Coteau announced the province's plan to revitalize the aging facilities Thursday morning.

The $100-million revitalization plan includes green spaces and a water park as well as a waterfront trail.  

There will be a canal district which will include a waterfront promenade complete with restaurants and stores.  There will be common areas for community events and festivals and live music options will be expanded.

Concerts will continue to rock on the stage of the Molson Amphitheatre and the cinesphere and pods will be preserved.  

The first phase of the revitalization of Ontario Place will involve building an urban park and waterfront trail.  

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  1. Rosalyn posted on 07/31/2014 08:17 AM
    I support Rob Ford's plan to make Ontario Place into a casino, as that would help to slow down organized crime and illegal drugs in Toronto.
    1. rosalawn posted on 07/31/2014 10:14 AM
      @Rosalyn I support spending one hundred million dollars to build a park.
    2. Rosabud posted on 08/01/2014 03:08 PM
      @rosalawn I support the Liberal party to pay for all the revitalization out of their own pockets as part retribution for the billion dollars they wasted on the gas plants.
  2. sari posted on 07/31/2014 12:07 PM
    Does the spendthrift Liberal gov. understand that citizens expect it to find a way to make the site pay for itself in short order without burdening the public either at tax time or at the gate? Do they have a financial plan in place?
    1. Dean posted on 07/31/2014 01:05 PM
      @sari Of course they don't. The closest thing the Liberals have to a financial plan for ANYTHING is "Tax. Spend. Lie. Repeat."
    2. Mike posted on 07/31/2014 01:53 PM
      @Dean tax/spend/lie
      (i built the scarb subway! sincerely mayor Ford)
      repeat!

      (i built the scarb subway! sincerely mayor Ford)
      repeat!

      (i built the scarb subway! sincerely mayor Ford)
      repeat!

      tax/spend/lie
  3. Frankie posted on 07/31/2014 12:15 PM
    Contract will only go to Liberal friends and, either it will cost 3X as much OR if they truly spend $ 100 Million it would have only cost about $ 33 Million if private sector controlled it.
  4. Karl Burgin posted on 07/31/2014 02:13 PM
    FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS FORD MORE YEARS
  5. Frankie posted on 07/31/2014 03:35 PM
    How about putting in a gas plant?
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