Ontario Place will be modernized regardless of who is elected mayor of Toronto

Ontario will push ahead with Ontario Place’s transformation regardless of who becomes Toronto Mayor on June 26, Prime Minister Paul Calandra announced.

The former amusement park south of downtown will undergo a facelift over the next few years. The Austrian company Therme will build a spa and a 65,000 square meter water park there, while the entertainment company LiveNation recreate the scene Budweiser already existing.

The changes have been condemned by some Toronto residents, including mayoral candidates, who have denounced the privatization of part of the property. Poll leader Olivia Chow said in April that she opposed building the hot springs project.

Councilman Josh Matlow, also a mayoral candidate, also wants to prevent the construction of these plants.

But Paul Calandra says the province will use every means at its disposal to ensure Ontario Place is changed if Toronto’s new mayor wants construction to halt.

It will be a great place for Ontarians and we will not allow any obstacles to stand in our way along the way. »

A quote from Paul Calandra, Speaker of Government House

The construction of the thermal baths has not yet started. One of the companies chosen to transform Ontario Place, Écorécréo, disembarked in September 2022.

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