Public Realm Design + Upgrades

The government’s vision for Ontario Place will provide people of all ages with something to enjoy, including enhanced public spaces as well as increased access to the waterfront, beach, pools, health and wellness services, as well as an indoor-outdoor live music and performance venue.

Illustration of a park

Our key objectives include:

  • Create a remarkable world-class, year-round destination that will include family-friendly entertainment, public and event spaces, parkland, and waterfront access.
  • Create a beautiful and cohesive landscape across the site that will integrate the improved areas with enhanced parkland and public space.
What is happening with the public realm at Ontario Place?

The Ontario Place redevelopment project aims to create a beautiful and cohesive landscape across the site that seamlessly integrates the enhanced parkland and public spaces with the areas of the site that are being led by the tenants, Therme Canada and Live Nation. Once redevelopment is complete, the public will have access to the site year-round, and people of all ages will have something to enjoy, including public and event spaces, and free access to parkland and the waterfront. 

Current status

Design work is underway and input from the public is a key element. Public engagement events were held on April 12, 2022, October 27, 2022 and April 27, 2023. Thank you to those that attended the public events and provided input for the recommended public realm design concepts and the environmental assessment process.