This summer, the Ontario Government plans to reopen Ontario Place to host events and festivals. Due to COVID-19, events and festivals which were cancelled in Ontario have led to losses of nearly 20 billion in revenue. To reopen Ontario Place the Ontario government has pledged $20 Million.
On Monday afternoon the announcement was made by the Minister of Tourism Lisa Macleod. It came just after stage 3 was announced in some regions although Toronto and a few other regions will remain in phase 2 for at least another week.
In regions which have moved to stage 3 gathering limits have increased from 10 to 50 people indoors and up to 100 people outdoors.
Ontario Place is limiting the number of visitors entering the facility in accordance with regulations. The establishment also requires visitors to practice physical distancing and provides sanitization stations for public use.
While Ontario Place was closed in 2012 due to low revenue, the Ontario Government began redeveloping Toronto’s waterfront land in 2019. The COVID-19 pandemic halted redevelopment plans although they’re slated to restart once restrictions are lifted.