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The park has improved our waterfront, though the asphalt pathways dominate the landscape. Some of the landscapes evoke scenes of Northern Ontario, as seen from the blacktop of a provincial highway.
 
I wonder what potential partners might come up with and with what concepts (and how extensive those concepts will be in reconfiguring Ontario Place).

Also intriguing that the next phase includes only the West Island rather than a wholesale revitalization of the entire park- I also wonder if future phases might also involve revitalizing some currently untouched public realm aspects of the East Island as well- Trillium Park was a good first step, but there's still a large portion that's unchanged.

https://www.ontarioplacewestisland.com/
https://news.ontario.ca/mtc/en/2017...ve-partner-at-ontario-places-west-island.html
http://www.cp24.com/news/province-s...osals-but-rules-out-residential-use-1.3493199

The Call for Submission document has a lot more info as well:
https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/9cc537_78d1460302494e929c568a9760663402.pdf

The park has improved our waterfront, though the asphalt pathways dominate the landscape. Some of the landscapes evoke scenes of Northern Ontario, as seen from the blacktop of a provincial highway.

That was the intent - it's part to the landscape perspective of the West 8 scheme (this park just interpreted it more literally)

AoD
 
The new park is great, I just wonder why they're only now accepting submissions for the rest of the park. I was under the impression a plan was already in place.

I hope whatever they come up with does include a few amusement park-like attractions. Maybe the Wilderness Adventure Ride for nostalgia. :p
 
I wouldn't mind a reimagined waterpark either. Canada's Wonderland is far away and as a kid my mother would always take me there in the summer monhs.
 
Are the elegant, inoffensive, coordinated waste containers destined to be replaced with huge black and blue bins, or does this park somehow fall outside the purview of Solid Waste Management?
 
Yeah there's a huge void of kids oriented entertainment places in the city. I think a well made waterpark would burst with families.

I wish they could have gone through with the proposal under the Western Waterfront Masterplan to cordon off a chunk of the lake for swimming as well - but that gone nowhere.

AoD
 
Yeah there's a huge void of kids oriented entertainment places in the city. I think a well made waterpark would burst with families.

There's a waterpark sitting there unused. They closed it just as my kids were getting old enough to use it. They'll be too old by the time it reopens if it ever does.
 
New multi-use trail opening soon which will help link Trillium Park to nearby residential. Walking from Fort York to the park is awkward currently as you have to cross bike lanes, this new trail will be great.
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When you say you have to cross bike lanes, do you mean the Martin Goodman Trail? Because that's a multi-use trail now. I can't think of any bike-only lanes that you have to cross. Still, this new section is long overdue, and not just because of the beautiful new park!
 

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