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Ontario Science Center moving to Ontario Place

By Tim Davidson Apr 18, 2023 | 5:28 PM

The Ford government has announced plans to move the Ontario Science Center to Ontario Place.

Infrastructure Minister Kinga Surma says construction work is expected to begin in 2025.

“The future Science Center will likely be smaller than what is existent today,” Surma told reporters during the unveiling of Ontario Place plans Tuesday afternoon.

“That is a structure that is very old, that was designed many years ago…we haven’t pronounced the exact square footage it will be, because we have to do the design work.”

Surma adds the sewer and water infrastructure for Ontario Place is nearing 50 years old, and the end of it’s useful life, so they have to replace that first before construction can begin.

Premier Doug Ford says the new Ontario Science Center and Ontario Place will be a huge attraction.

“There’s going to be so many things to do.  Folks, this sat here for 12 years.  There’s weeds growing up out of the concrete.  Nothing was happening.  The previous government had an opportunity to get things going, and their idea was to build condos.  That’s not going to happen.”

The revamped Ontario Place will also feature a spa, marina, beaches and an 20 thousand seat, all-season amphitheatre.

Ford adds that the site of the Ontario Science Center will be used for housing, once it is torn down.


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