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    Ontario Place: A Modernist cultural landscape at risk

    Christopher Weibe | Orginal Article Link

    An internationally renowned urban waterfront park, Toronto’s unique futuristic site called Ontario Place captured the avant-garde architectural ideas of the late 1960s. It’s closing for some badly needed attention that, unfortunately, could include demolition of its most historic features. Learn more!

    This article is featured in the latest edition of Heritage Magazine available through the Heritage Canada Foundation.  Follow this link to find out more information

    Image credit:  Archives of Ontario

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    October
    2017

    Curtain rises, again, on Ontario Place’s Cinesphere

    The theatre, which will open to the public in November, is part of a vision to transform Toronto’s waterfront into a widely accessible park Ontario Place is coming back to life. The province will announce this week that the site’s Cinesphere theatre will open to the public in November for regular events and screenings. Following that, […]

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    April
    2017

    Ontario Place Cinesphere and Pods and CN Tower receive 2017 Prix du XXe siècle

    The National Trust for Canada, in partnership with the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC), announces the Ontario Place Cinesphere and Pods and the CN Tower as recipients of the 2017 Prix du XXe siècle – recognized for their enduring excellence and national significance to Canada’s architectural legacy. Ontario Place’s dramatic structures by Toronto architect […]

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    November
    2014

    Ontario Place, Toronto

    By: All Images courtesy of Zeidler Partnership Architects This article originally appeared in the docomomo US web site on November 12, 2014 Designed as an inclusive space for public entertainment, education, culture and recreation, Ontario Place is an internationally renowned, urban waterfront park in Toronto. With its integrated environment of parkland, lagoons and megastructures, Ontario Place crystallized […]

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    August
    2014

    Ontario Place’s entire site identified as a Place of Provincial Cultural Significance

    As part of the recently released plan to revitalize Ontario Place, which closed in 2012, the province designated the entire Ontario Place site, as a provincial heritage property of provincial significance.  Attached below is the statement of cultural heritage value. Description of the property Ontario Place is located off the shore of Lake Ontario on Toronto’s […]

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    July
    2014

    Construction set to begin on first phase of Ontario Place revitalization

    The provincial government says it will start the first phase of its planned Ontario Place revitalization in the next few months. Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Michael Coteau says construction is expected to begin soon on the first phase of the project — a new urban park and waterfront trail expected to open in […]

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