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Canadian Urbanism Uncovered

The below-grade scandal of the Ontario Place redevelopment

Hundreds of millions will be spent replacing pipes and sewers to bring Therme's fantasy spa to life — when will Queen's Park provide a truthful accounting of how much?


Over the past year or so, the debate over the future of Ontario Place — and particularly the West Island — has focused, mainly, on what will happen above ground. With the formal submission of Infrastructure Ontario’s revised planning application last week, we now know pretty much what the province and its client Therme Group envision for both the building and the so-called public spaces around it. But besides the province’s pledge to build a vast underground parking garage... Read more

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