Ontario Place is an entertainment park located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is located on three artificially landscaped islands, in Lake Ontario, southwest of Downtown Toronto and south of Exhibition Place. It is located at 955 Lake Shore Blvd W, Toronto, ON M6K 3B9. Ontario Place was opened on May 22, 1971. In 2012, the Government of Ontario closed it for redevelopment. It is operated as a theme park centered around various Ontario themes.

About Ontario Place

The Ontario Place has a unique waterfront, which is made up of 155 acres of land and water.

It is a theme park, highlighting the province of Ontario with various exhibits showcasing its unique features. After the park was closed in 2012 for redevelopment, it has been changed from a theme park into a free public park with many walking trails.

Various films are showcased at the Cinesphere, an IMAX theatre, with an open-air amphitheater, known as the Forum, host performing arts groups. However, the Budweiser Stage is operational only during the summer season. The Trillium Park and the William Davis Trail, located on the East Island were opened in 2017. Children’s Village is an endlessly inventive play area designed by Eric McMillan. It is an exhilarating attraction for the city’s kids.

Fun Things To Do Near Ontario Place

There are many things that you can enjoy doing near the famous Ontario Place. Some of these things are –

  • Visit Trillium Park
  • Go ice skating
  • Enjoy at TD Echo Beach
  • Visit BMO Field
  • Visit Canadian National Exhibition

Brief History of Ontario Place

Earlier, the Ontario Place theme park was operational from 1971 to 2011, only during the summer months. It was designed initially to promote the Province of Ontario through exhibits and entertainment. 

Later, after the Renovation work, it reopened in2017, and its focus changed to that of a theme park for families with a new walking path, a water park, kids’ play area, and several amusement rides. Various exhibits in the pods were later discontinued and today the pods have become a venue for private events only. Today the majority of Ontario Place has been turned into a public walking park. Here you can walk along the waterfront and explore the remnants of the old theme park and applaud the decaying 70s architecture.