Ontario Place just got a brand-new skate park and basketball courts

Jul 10 2019, 9:07 pm

Ontario Place is fully embracing the summer months this year.

To really get into the spirit of the sunny days, a brand new recreational space has been opened up in the East Commons, ready for visitors to enjoy.

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The area includes a skatepark, three FIBA sized basketball courts and two half courts, a bocce court, table tennis tables, a big sandbox, giant chess, an “Imagination Playground” for kiddos, and a new lower patio for lounging.

All activities and ball rentals offered in the new space are FREE, and available daily from 10 am until 10 pm.

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Plus, CJ’s SKATEPARK staff will be onsite at Ontario Place every Saturday from noon until 6 pm, offering a series of specialized classes. Learners can partake in introductory group lessons, girls-only lessons, private lessons, free skateboard servicing clinics, and mini skills competitions.

Those interested in participating can sign up here to register and learn more.

In addition to the new recreational area, Ontario Place has also launched an Art in the Park class series led by Art Tonite.

The series includes afternoon classes on weekends that are family-friendly, and adult classes on Wednesday and Saturday evenings at the Vista Eatery.

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The program will also be offering an art-focused summer camp for kids aged 5 to 12 years of age, which will run from July 20 to August 23. Daily, weekly and monthly class options are available for kids to tap into their inner artiste. To register or learn more, check out the website.

And for those looking for some activity out of the sun, the Cinesphere is offering an exciting curated director’s and documentary series, featuring films like Apollo 11, Romeo and Juliet, the Great Gatsby and for the kids weekend matinees screenings of Super Dogs 3D – The IMAX Edition.

And of course, you can rent paddleboats and kayaks, take a segway tour, stretch through free yoga classes on Saturday and Sunday mornings in Trillium Park, and listen to live jazz music on Sunday afternoons at Vista Eatery.


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So if you’re ever stumped for how to spend a summer afternoon, don’t stress. This hub has got your back.

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Address: 955 Lakeshore Boulevard West


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