Today, the Government of Ontario announced the three successful partners who will be contributing to the redevelopment of Ontario Place into a new exclusive Toronto attraction site featuring spectacular gardens, parks, water parks, beaches, galleries and a modern year-round indoor/outdoor concert venue.
The new look Ontario Place will be a greatly improved version of its former self becoming the world class attraction that it always should have been. The theme park is expected to entertain over 500,000 visitors per year by 2030.
“Our plan will create unforgettable memories for the next generation of visitors and play an important role in Ontario’s social and economic recovery,” said Premier Doug Ford. “I’m incredibly proud that we are going to bring Ontario Place back to life and revitalize it into the world class tourist destination it once was,” added Premier Ford.
Therme Group, Live Nation and Ecorécréo Group will partner with the province to help transform the waterfront park into the world class attraction that the province has always hoped for.
8 acres of publicly accessible gathering places, beaches, botanical gardens, water parks and more
The park is expected to include an urban oasis developed by Therme Group including pools, waterslides, botanical gardens to relax, and sports performance and recovery services. Outside, people will enjoy over eight acres of free, publicly accessible gathering spaces, outdoor gardens, and public beaches. Therme offers a natural urban oasis where people can have fun, relax, and unwind from their busy lives, and promotes physical and mental health as part of a sustainable lifestyle.
Therme will also bring inspiring programming to Ontario Place, giving people the opportunity to enjoy a day of fun at the waterfront and participate in immersive arts experiences outside the spaces of galleries and museums.
New Year Round Indoor/Outdoor Live Nation Concert Venue
Live Nation will evolve Toronto’s popular Budweiser Stage fully redesigning and rebuilding the Ontario Place concert venue, transforming it into a modern, year-round, indoor-outdoor live music and performance space with an expanded capacity of 20,000 in the summer and 9,000 in the winter. Since opening the doors 25 years ago, Live Nation has seen more than eight million music fans attend a concert at this celebrated venue.
The new state-of-the-art amphitheatre will continue to attract world-class artists and provide premier live entertainment, hosting live music and other events. With sustainability at the heart of the design, the redesigned amphitheatre at Ontario Place will be designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, greenhouse gas emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts.
New family adventure park to include aerial obstacle courses, ziplines, climbing walls, Segways and more
But that’s not all. Écorécréo Group, a Canadian-based company specializing in the development and operation of creative outdoor and environmentally friendly activities, will bring an all-season, pay-to-play, family-friendly adventure park to Ontario Place, by 2024. This new themed park will be a modernized version of the children’s playground that boomers and Gen Xers may recall enjoying in the seventies and eighties. The new adventure park will include aerial obstacle courses, net-based aerial adventures, ziplines, escape rooms, climbing walls, Segway and quad-cycle rentals and many other activities for all ages.
Écorécréo Group’s mission is to serve city dwellers and tourists alike by giving them access to a fun and family-oriented adventure park that will help bring back the magical atmosphere to Ontario Place.
The cost for this project has yet to be revealed.
About Therme Group
Therme Group is a global organization known for creating the world’s largest and most technologically advanced entertainment and well-being destinations. Therme offers a natural urban oasis where people can have fun, relax, and unwind from their busy lives, and promotes physical and mental health as part of a sustainable lifestyle. Therme operates, and has under development, locations in the United Kingdom, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, plus new locations to be announced worldwide.
About Écorécréo Group
Founded in 1998, Écorécréo Group is a Canadian-based company specializing in the development and operation of creative outdoor and environmentally friendly activities, operating close to 20 summer and winter sites combined across Quebec.
In 2015, the Group launched Voiles en Voiles in the Old Port of Montreal, a thrilling adventure park set in a world of Pirates and Explorers, which quickly became one of Montreal’s must-see attractions.