The Site is located in the heart of the City of Toronto, which is home to over 2.8 million people and at the centre of the 6.9 million strong Greater Toronto Area, attracting more than 43 million annual visitors and tourists. One of Toronto’s most identifiable locations, the Site is uniquely situated where Toronto connects with Lake Ontario, immediately to the west of Toronto’s thriving financial core and entertainment district.
Opened in 1971, Ontario Place was initially built as a showcase for Ontario achievements and the promotion of innovation, entertainment and recreation. Designed by world-renowned architect Eb Zeidler and landscape architect Michael Hough, the groundbreaking design of Ontario Place made it one of Toronto’s most recognized destinations. For more than 40 years, the Site’s lakeside location created a truly unique family destination.
Attracting almost 6 million visitors a year, the adjacent Exhibition Place offers a broad range of sports, entertainment, music and trade shows. State of the art sporting facilities play host to professional sports teams, including the Raptors (NBA), Argonauts (CFL) and Toronto ‘FC’ (MLS), amongst others.
The site is located less than two kilometres from Billy Bishop Airport and three kilometres from a direct rail link to Pearson International Airport. It is a short-walk from the regional rail network. The Government of Ontario has also made a firm commitment to invest $10.9 billion to enhance transit access to the Site with the development of a new subway line (Ontario Line) and terminus serving the Ontario Place/Exhibition Place area by 2027.
The site is a short stroll away from some of the city’s best shopping and dining destinations, close to Liberty Village, Fort York, King Street West and Queen Street West. Large waterfront parks and recreational facilities including Marilyn Bell Park, Coronation Park marina and recreation fields, and the Martin Goodman multi-use trail connects the Site to other waterfront destinations and downtown Toronto.
Download this application package for the Call for Development details, and the Process Participant Form and
Non-Disclosure Agreements. Once the forms are executed, participants will be invited into the process.
Infrastructure Ontario, together with its exclusive advisors Colliers International and KPMG, LLP, present a unique opportunity to partner with the Government of Ontario to redevelop the Site through a Call for Development process.