Ontario Place

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Toronto’s waterfront is home to Ontario Place; an internationally acclaimed attraction that boasts a water park, IMAX Cinesphere, and over 30 other rides and attractions. Ontario Place also offers stroller rentals, a baby care station, and a park smart tracker system – in case kids get accidentally separated from their parents while on park grounds. Admission to the park grounds is free, and attractions and rides are available on a pay-as-you-play basis and range between $5 and $15 for most attractions.

Launched in 1971 it was a $29M replacement for the Ontario Government Building at the CNE. It was also to compete with Montreal's world expo of 1967.

There are a variety of family fun activities including: mini golf, a maze, water park, cinema and other rides. It is also home to the Molson Amphitheatre

Ontario Place in the News

The CBC has reported in an article on February 2012 that the provincial government has plans to close portions the attraction (including the Cinesphere, water park and amusement rides) that are no longer generating revenues as visitor numbers have fallen significantly since it first opened. Maintaining the park as is would be a financial drain and closure is expected to save the province of Ontario $20M per year. The Molson Amphitheatre and marina will remain open.

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