Ontario Place – a place for nature?

Ontario Place has an iconic location on Toronto’s lakeshore, almost downtown. We have 155 acres of publicly owned land, with huge potential to be restored. Ontario Place could become a wonderful public space with many uses – with room for nature and natural habitats and corridors, right on the lake. But the future of Ontario Place is up in the air, and citizens are concerned that Queen’s Park is making key decisions behind closed doors. Lobbyists are proposing massive indoor spas, and sports and entertainment centres. The formal public consultation period is now closed, and concerns are high that public interests are being shut out of plans.

The group Ontario Place for All is asking people to sign a letter to the Premier asking for a transparent process, including the ability to comment on developer proposals.

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To learn more please see Ontario Place revival could include bids for urban spa, convention centre amid concerns over ‘backroom’ deals (CBC, October 19, 2019)

Toronto Field Naturalists wishes to acknowledge this Land through which we walk. For thousands of years, the Land has been shared by the Wendat, the Haudenosaunee, and the Anishinaabe. Toronto is situated on the Land within the Toronto Purchase, Treaty 13, the traditional and treaty Lands of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. This territory is also part of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum, a covenant agreement between Anishinaabeg, Haudenosaunee, Wendat peoples and allied nations to peaceably share the land and all its resources. Today, the Land is home to peoples of numerous nations. We are all grateful to have the opportunity to continue to care for and share the beauty of this Land.