Therme Canada has released the detailed plans of the revitalization of Ontario Place, which was submitted to the City of Toronto on Friday, November 25, 2022.
“Therme Canada, our partners at the Province of Ontario and the City of Toronto, and our consulting partners, have been working for over a year to reach this important milestone and we’re excited to be taking this step forward today with the Province,” said Mark Lawson, Vice President, Communications & External Relations, Therme Canada. “Having signed a long-term ground lease at Ontario Place, we are delivering on our commitment to create an iconic, global attraction along with new privately funded and maintained public space that will allow everyone to enjoy Ontario Place year-round.”
The submission includes shoreline restoration to protect the West Island from flooding, erosion, and high-water levels, 47,540M2 / 11.8 acres of year-round, freely accessible public space, 1.35 Km of enhanced trails around the entire West Island, including the extension of the William G. Davis Trail and connection to the Martin Goodman Trail. This is a 36 per cent increase in the West Island trails compared to what existed previously.
A 3,426M2 / 0.9-acre public beach right in downtown Toronto, 5,400M2 / 1.3 acres of new wetlands, 16,463M2 / 4.1 acres of green roof that connect the building to the surrounding natural landscape, and the creation of 25,566M2 / 6.3 acres of new aquatic habitat for native species.
Therme Canada | Ontario Place will be a family-friendly experience focused on fun, relaxation, and wellbeing. There will be indoor and outdoor pools, waterslides and a wave pool, natural spaces to relax, sports performance and recovery services, and botanical gardens.
Programming will include activities for all ages, and access to the lake. For the first time, the creation of a wetland is proposed for Ontario Place. This wetland is being designed to manage run-off so that clean water will be returned to the lake, and the new wetland will also create new habitat for native birds, fish, and other wildlife.