Ontario Place

Ontario Place

August 17, 2010 11:00 ET

Ontarians Encouraged to Share Ideas on the Future of Ontario Place

- 40th Anniversary of Ontario Place in 2011 Drives Call for Ideas

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 17, 2010) - With its milestone 40th birthday coming up next year, Ontario Place wants all Ontarians to get ready to celebrate by sharing their ideas for the future of the park and taking a trip down memory lane.

Beginning today and continuing through Labour Day, September 6, visitors to Ontario Place can recapture the magic of the park's opening at the My Ontario Place Pavilion. My Ontario Place features a stunning photo gallery, video show, historical newspapers from some of the greatest events to take place at the waterfront, as well as an interactive computer station.

For the rest of the season, Ontario Place is also offering visitors special screenings of original IMAX films, including North of Superior – the first and still one of the most popular films ever shown on the Cinesphere's eight-storey high screen.

No matter where Ontarians live, they will be able to experience My Ontario Place through www.myontarioplace.com, a new multi-dimension, interactive, idea-generation and idea-sharing website where visitors can test their knowledge of Ontario Place, post their favourite photos and memories, and share their ideas for the future of Ontario Place.

"We're delighted to be able to offer all Ontarians an engaging way to look back on Ontario Place's past and to help shape its future. I encourage everyone to check out the My Ontario Place pavilion and website and share their ideas on what the future of Ontario Place could be." - Tim Casey, General Manager, Ontario Place.

In July, Ontario Place issued a Request for Information (RFI) to gather innovative ideas to develop a state-of-the-art, year-round attraction that will help re-energize the waterfront and bring new international recognition to Ontario. These proposals will help formulate a vision and long-term strategy for redevelopment. The RFI documents are available at www.merx.com.

QUICK FACTS

  • Ontario Place opened in 1971 and featured a five-pod pavilion complex, an open-air forum, pedal boats, a marina, restaurants and the world's first IMAX theatre, the Cinesphere.

  • An agency of the Government of Ontario, Ontario Place resides on a 96-acre site of beautiful waterfront parkland and is a summer attraction for families across Ontario and for visitors from around the world.

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Contact Information

  • MEDIA CONTACT
    Mansfield Communications Inc.
    Tiffany Fisher
    Office: 416 599 0024 ext. 222 / Cell: 416 456 7650
    or
    Mansfield Communications Inc.
    Kate Walsh
    Office: 416 599 0024 ext. 229 / Cell: 416 458 0742