Ontario Place reopens to host festivals and events

Jul 20 2020, 7:32 pm

Ontario Place is reopening to host a slew of film and music festivals as well as numerous events this summer for residents to enjoy safely.

On Monday, the Ontario government announced they’re providing Ontario Place with $2 million to support the on-site activities.

The summer’s line-up of festivities includes the following: Lavazza Drive-In Film Festival from July 20-31; Toronto Shines showing live entertainment, comedy and current and classic films running now through October; DriveInTO offering free drive-in film screenings in August with programming by Hot Docs, imagineNATIVE and TIFF; Toronto Undergraduate Jazz Festival from September 5 to 6; and Toronto International Film Festival from September 10 to 19, with 50 new feature films.

“Ontario’s heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries were hit first, the hardest, and will take the longest to recover from COVID-19,” said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries.

“As we gradually reopen the province, Ontario Place offers exciting opportunities to safely come together to enjoy arts and culture experiences while supporting the province’s economic recovery.”

In addition to the summer line-up, Ontario Place continues to offer small boat rentals and dining at Vista Eatery, a patio overlooking Lake Ontario.

Visitors can also safely enjoy the sweeping waterfront views, trails and green space offered by the Trillium Park and William G. Davis Trail while still practicing physical distancing.

The province encourages visitors to review the current COVID-19 updates before visiting the site and are asked to respect health and safety guidelines to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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