The Future of Ontario Place – West Island: Public Parkland or Private Spa?

We have two opportunities to speak up for Ontario Place’s West Island over the coming days. A major redevelopment – featuring a massive (65,000 square metre) private spa – is proposed for the site by Infrastructure Ontario, on behalf of the province, which owns the lands. Many groups have raised concerns about the impacts on wildlife habitat and the loss of hundreds of trees, as well as the overwhelming size and scale of the proposal.  City staff planners have echoed these concerns in a recent status report. For more background, check out Ontario Place for All.

TFN will speak at a committee meeting of City councillors on April 12, 2023; you can read TFN’s deputation here.

Your voice is important too!  Please take a moment to email your councillor about this proposal. You also have two other ways to let the city know your views:

  • Virtual consultation meeting on Tuesday April 18; 7:00 pm:  Register here.

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.