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EVENT: Rethinking Ontario Place

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In December of last year, a group of 40 architects, designers, planners, and other creative types got together to imagine the future of Ontario Place.

The day-long event was organized by OPSEU, The Marin Prosperity Institute, and the Design Industry Advisory Committee over concerns about the provincial government’s plans to eventually redevelop the 155-acre site. Participants included David Mirvish, Ken Greenberg, the original architect of Ontario Place, Eb Zeidler, and Spacing‘s publisher Matthew Blackett.

Tonight at 6:30 pm,  the Urban Studies Centre at the University of Toronto will present Rethinking Ontario Place. This forum will present a summary of the ideas generated through the design charrette and host a discussion with the help of a “Reaction Panel” made up of Toronto Star Columnist Christopher Hume, economist Jim Stanford, and the Dean of U of T’s Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design Richard Sommer.

WHEN: February 4 @ 6:30 – 8:30 pm
WHERE: Innis Town Hall, 2 Sussex Avenue


What’s your vision for the future of Ontario Place? Spacing editor Shawn Micallef has explored some ideas here and here, while our transit columnist Steve Munro has written on how transit could serve a revived Ontario Place here. On July 26th, an advisory panel put together by the provincial government and chaired by John Tory, put together 18 recommendations for the future of Ontario Place. You can find a link to the full report here.



One comment

  1. If tonight’s event isn’t in some way dedicated to Michael Hough, I’ll eat my hat.