Ontario Place Seeks Innovative Ideas for RevitalizationBy Ontario Place, PRNE
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
TORONTO, July 15, 2010 - Ontario Place seeks new and innovative ideas to develop a
state-of-the-art, year-round waterfront attraction.
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A revitalized Ontario Place provides an opportunity to re-energize
Toronto's waterfront and bring new international recognition to Ontario.
There is significant social, cultural, and economic value in revitalizing
Ontario Place. It has the potential to create a vibrant mix of public spaces,
parkland and entertainment venues, and commercial establishments such as
restaurants and stores which would boost Ontario's economic activity and
create new jobs.
It also presents opportunities to explore projects related to education,
culture and the arts, recreational activities and Green Energy initiatives to
showcase all that Ontario has to offer.
Ontario Place has issued a Request for Information (RFI) to obtain ideas
that consider opportunities for partnerships, environmental leadership, and
integration with Toronto's Waterfront.
Responses to the RFI will help Ontario Place seek business interest in a
revitalization project that may be considered for redevelopment of the
The RFI documents are available at www.merx.com where a
oreResults=&hcode=POUxW6h9JwOMxh0fWCV8Zg%3d%3d) of the RFI is also available.
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- Ontario Place opened in May 1971 and featured a five pod pavilion complex, an open air forum, pedal boats, a marina, restaurants and the world's first permanent IMAX theatre, the Cinesphere. - An agency of the Government of Ontario, Ontario Place resides on a 96-acre site of beautiful waterfront parkland and is a summer attraction for families across Ontario and for visitors from around the world. - In 2009, almost a million people visited Ontario Place.
Find out more about Ontario Place operations and amenities.
Media contact: Hugh Mansfield, Mansfield Communications Inc.
Phone: (cell) +1-416-918-4791 / (office) +1-416-599-0024, ext. 237,
Media contact: Hugh Mansfield, Mansfield Communications Inc. Phone: (cell) +1-416-918-4791 / (office) +1-416-599-0024, ext. 237, E-mail: hugh at mcipr.com
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