Ontario Place Revitalization

Project Type:
Infrastructure Type:
Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport and Ontario Place Corporation

About the Project:

Infrastructure Ontario (IO) is working with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) and the Ontario Place Corporation (OPC) to implement the vision for a revitalized Ontario Place.  In June 2014, the Premier announced the government-endorsed vision for this iconic waterfront site and provided a $100M commitment for on-site pre-development work.

The first phase of the revitalization vision was completed in June 2017 with the opening of the 7.5 acre Trillium Park and 1.3 kilometre William G. Davis Trail that has successfully transformed a former parking lot into a new waterfront park.  In July 2017, a Call for Submissions was launched for a qualified partner(s) who share the government's vision for a hub of culture, discovery and innovation on the West Island of Ontario Place.  On November 17, 2017 a Request for Proposals (RFP) for a Design Services Consultant was issued for the planning and design of the proposed 20 acre Celebration Common on the East Island.

Project Status:

  • West Island Ontario Place Call for Submissions Issued: July 7, 2017 - October 16, 2017
  • RFP for Celebration Common Design Services Issued November 17, 2017 - December 21, 2017
  • Celebration Common Design Services Award Announced: February 8, 2018

IO Services

  • Establish a viable strategy for revitalization that minimizes provincial costs and maximizes cost sharing opportunities with public and private sector partners
  • Prepare and assess a full range of revitalization options
  • Build consensus amongst project partners on a preferred vision
  • Secure approvals for preferred vision
  • Preparing and issuing a Call for Submissions on behalf of MTCS and OPC
  • Preparing and issuing an RFP for Celebration Common Design Services on behalf of MTCS and OPC