While some iconic landscapes in Ontario are immediately recognized as needing the designation for heritage protection, Ontario Place is not one of them. However that is exactly what a group of concerned and watchful citizens are lobbying for. Over and above the never-ending tug of war going on with this precious waterfront acreage, petitions are being circulated to have this downtown waterfront space deemed as a heritage location. And why not? It has served generations of Torontonians well over decades of use and unfortunately now, decay.
Most are poo-pooing Ford’s campaign to build a mega mall and/or casino in this beautiful parkland to tell the world that Toronto is “open for business”. (Were we ever closed?) The presentations and consultations and never ending proposals continue as many of the citizens of this city, would like to see more waterfront and less crane towers. Read the article recently published in Blogto here.