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PRESS RELEASE: Ontario Place for All Condemns Compromised Ontario Place Heritage Impact Assessment

PRESS RELEASE: ONTARIO PLACE FOR ALL CONDEMNS COMPROMISED ONTARIO PLACE HERITAGE IMPACT ASSESSMENT Read More

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For immediate Release: Searching for accountability as the Ontario Place costs mount: What is in it for Ontario?

For immediate Release: Searching for accountability as the Ontario Place costs mount: What is in it for Ontario? Read More

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Press Release: Toronto must reject the application by Infrastructure Ontario that would turn Ontario Place’s West Island into a spa for the rich

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 25, 2022 The City of Toronto Must Stop the Vandalism of Ontario Place Ontario Place for All is calling on the City of Toronto to reject the application by Infrastructure Ontario to redevelop Ontario Place’s West Island. The application would take the entirety of the West...

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Making your voice heard about Ontario Place

6 things to do in October Vote, if you can, in the Toronto Municipal Election on October 24th  Register for the Provincial consultation event on October 27th  **Alert: keep trying to register – today the website says registration is closed.** Complete the Provincial online consultation opening on October 25th Send the...

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Ontario Place for All Summer Update

Ontario Place for All Summer Update Walk and talk Ontario Place – Sunday, September 11th Provincial plans squeeze out the public Therme erases Ontario Place’s iconic design Should the future of Ontario Place be a municipal campaign issue? Mark your calendar!!! Sunday, September 11th, walk and talk with: Journalist/Urbanists...

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Call to Action for Ontario Place

Put Ontario Back in Ontario Place The Government says it has a new vision for Ontario Place, but what is it?  Giving pieces of Ontario Place to three businesses who will charge people for pay-to-play entertainment does not amount to a vision! If you share our concern about this,...

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Pine Trees not Palm Trees at Ontario Place

Pine Trees not Palm Trees at Ontario Place Ontario Place for All says the government’s plans for Ontario Place are a total insult to the memory of former Premier William Davis, who opened the lakeside park fifty years ago this summer.  Spokesperson Cynthia Wilkey says when the Ford government...

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Ontario Place Turns 50!

ONTARIO PLACE TURNS 50! We want to thank the hundreds of you who signed on for our online rally last week kicking off the 50th-anniversary celebrations of Ontario Place. For those who missed the rally or had trouble signing in at the beginning, you can view the entire event here. ...

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Congratulations – You Did It!

Congratulations – You Did It! Ontario Place for All (OP4All) wants to thank all its members and supporters for the important victory they won yesterday – the Ontario government’s announcement that there is not going to be any wholesale destruction of Ontario Place. Thousands of you joined OP4All in...

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Fight for the Right To Swim at Ontario Place

Fight for the Right To Swim at Ontario Place  Ontario Place for All (OP4All) is calling on the Ontario government to permanently restore swimming at Ontario Place. OP4All’s Cynthia Wilkey says, “Four beaches were planned for Ontario Place when it opened almost fifty years ago. Now there are none....

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2021 will be critical for Ontario Place

2021 will be critical for Ontario Place  Ontario Place for All hopes you are well and staying safe during this COVID-19 pandemic. 2020 was a brutal year for all of us, and we can only hope things will be better next year.  Next Year 2021 will be the most important...

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Fight for the Right to be Consulted

Fight for the Right to be Consulted Ontario Place For All hopes you and yours are enduring these challenging times. Covid-19 and Black Lives Matter have changed all of our lives and promise to have an impact for years to come. We are at a critical point for the...

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Use Ontario Place to Help Fight COVID

Use Ontario Place to Help Fight COVID Ontario Place for All says, in light of the Covid outbreak, the provincial government should reconsider its plans to redevelop Ontario Place. “One thing became crystal clear over the past weekend,” says Ken Greenberg, urban designer and member of the Steering Committee...

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Don’t Blow This New Opportunity at Ontario Place

Don’t Blow This New Opportunity at Ontario Place. Ontario Place for All says the Ontario Government now has a chance to fix its mistake and start over with its plans to spoil the iconic park on Toronto’s waterfront. Ontario Place for All says the process for selecting the winning...

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Press Release, SEPT. 2019

End the Secrecy about the Future of Ontario Place For Immediate Release – September 24, 2019 Ontario Place for All is calling on the provincial government to lift the veil obscuring it’s plans for Ontario Place. Today is the deadline for developers to submit their proposals for redeveloping the...

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Come join Swim Drink Fish to imagine the future of Toronto’s waterfront

By Mark Mattson published on Waterkeeper on August 9, 2019.  Ontario Place: Come join us. Imagine the future of Toronto’s waterfront Friends, On Saturday, August 10 at 2:00pm on the southwest end of Ontario Place a few people interested in water access in Toronto are gathering to view and discuss the...

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Ontario Line Initial Business Case, JULY 2019

Ontario Line Initial Business case is available on the Metrolinx website.

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Let’s Keep Ontario Place in the Public Interest

International Parks Expert Supports Ontario Place for All John Alschuler, chair of HR&A Associates told more than 60 supporters of Ontario Place for All at a fundraiser last week that the Ontario Government was going in totally the wrong direction by opening up Ontario Place to private developers. Ontario...

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Statement of Cultural Heritage Value

The Ontario government has taken down Ontario Place Statement of Heritage Value from its website. Description of the property Ontario Place is located off the shore of Lake Ontario on Toronto’s western waterfront. The 63 hectare land and water lot property (28 hectares land, 35 hectares water) is located...

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Letter from Richard Longley

Close to a thousand of you have sent letters to Premier Ford and the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation opposing their plans for the possible destruction of Ontario Place. One of the supporters of Ontario Place for All, Richard Longley, sent us a copy of his letter, and...

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Let’s Turn Ontario Place into a 21st Century Park

by Ken Greenberg, Urban Designer, Author of Toronto Reborn and Member of Ontario Place for All Over the past few decades, we have learned that the sharing of green spaces in dense cities is essential to our well-being as human beings and social creatures. This has increased the desire for public parks...

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Press Release

Ontario Place for All says it is going to fight any attempt by the Ontario government to turn Ontario Place over to private business interests. The community group says the Development Proposal released today by the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport will allow developers to ban the public...

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Strong Support from Tourism Toronto

Tourism Toronto has released a Tourism Test that it says should guide any future redevelopment of Ontario Place. The test has six elements, that Tourism Toronto says are key to developing an exceptional visitor experience. An iconic new landmark Year-round destination Embrace the waterfront Retain heritage elements. Multi-modal access. Jointly planned...

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Overwhelming Support from Toronto City Council

Last week, Toronto City Council unanimously endorsed the fight to keep Ontario Place as a publicly accessible jewel on Toronto’s waterfront. Every Councillor at Tuesday afternoon’s meeting supported a motion by Mayor John Tory that established a strong City policy on the proposed revitalization of Ontario Place. The good news is the...

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Things are heating up at Ontario Place

Next week will see two pivotal events that could determine the future of Ontario Place, and whether it remains an Ontario Place that is for all of us. It could be a classic good news/bad news situation. First, starting Tuesday, Toronto City Council will meet to decide its position...

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