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Province moving forward with development of huge new Ontario Place park

Ainsley Smith Feb 08, 2018 1:42 pm 466

The province of Ontario is moving forward with the development of a new green space along Toronto’s waterfront at Ontario Place.

According to a release, award-winning design firm DTAH was chosen to lead the design work for the new multi-purpose park, which will be known as the Celebration Common.

Chances are you’ve seen DTAH’s work throughout the city before, with the Wavedecks along the waterfront, Evergreen Brickworks, the Vimy Memorial Bridge, and the Artscape Wychwood Barns being some of the projects they’ve worked on.

The new park will roughly be the size of 14 football fields and will be used for open-air cultural activities, festivals, community events, and recreation on the East Island of Ontario Place.

The development of Celebration Commons follows on a number of milestones that include the opening of the Trillium Park and William G. Davis Trail, free summer weekend festivals the reopening of the Cinesphere, and the launch of Winter at Ontario Place.

This new addition further transforms Toronto’s East Island of Ontario Place into a year-round, public destination – rather than only functioning as a popular recreational space in the warmer months.

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Ainsley Smith
Ainsley is a Staff Writer at Daily Hive. She's a former Vancouverite turned Torontonian who is passionate about avocado toast, aesthetics, and avocado toast aesthetics. Story idea? E-mail her at [email protected]

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