Ontario Place, a key destination on Toronto’s waterfront was closed in February 2012 by the Government of Ontario for a revitalization. On September 6, 2013 Infrastructure Toronto—a project partner along with the Ontario Provincial Government and Waterfront Toronto—announced a Request for Proposals for design submissions for the 7.5-acre urban park that would be developed on the east island of the Ontario Place lands.

Ontario Place, Toronto, Ontario, redevelopment, LANDinc, West 8Ontario Place, image by axe+chisel

LANDinc and West 8 have been selected by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport to design the urban park that will form part of Ontario Place’s redesign. Both of these firms boast impressive resumes with credentials that span continents. The project that is aimed at turning Toronto’s waterfront into a world-class tourist destination. Among key design goals is the linking of the 780 kilometre waterfront trail system that extends from Niagara-on-the-Lake to Cornwall, Ontario.

There are four upcoming public consultations, where you will be able to participate in and contribute to the development plans. The first will be held December 4 from 6 to 9 P.M. at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. If you’re unable to make it to the meetings, you are still able to provide input and learn about the project in greater detail online at www.ontario.ca/myontarioplace.

With the design for the park underway, we are now one step closer to having an improved waterfront destination that will be enjoyed by many when it’s completed for the 2015 Pan-Am Games.

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