Ontario Place deserves bigger thinking


40 YEARS of well-intended operational mistakes drained the life out of Ontario Place, but there’s a way to restore its magic.
MISTAKE #1 was the decision to charge admission for access to public waterfront parkland. Does anyone think we should be charging admission to High Park or the Brick Works?
This soaring, iconic design has been weighed down by a history of asking the wrong operational questions. Numerous studies over the years were built on self-limiting assumptions and outmoded models. Let’s not use such narrow thinking to make irreversible decisions that destroy a vital connection with our past and wipe out a healthier vision for our future.
The 18 slides above tell an epic story of what we’ve been missing—and imagines what can be.

– Sharon VanderKaay

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