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Ontario Place: Building On Our Legacy

19 February 2019

Time: 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM EST | Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Location: Harbourfront Centre, Brigantine Rm | 235 Queens Quay W. | Toronto

Opened in 1971, Ontario Place was a project seeking to revitalize Toronto’s waterfront by creating a large urban park on a previously neglected segment of the shoreline. This multi award-winning project consists of 90 acres of man-made islands and lagoons, with the centerpiece of the complex being the five exhibition pavilions suspended high above the water and the world’s first permanent IMAX theatre – the Cinesphere. Ontario Place is part of Toronto’s history and a testament to a vision about its future – so the question now is, how do we continue to build upon this site’s remarkable legacy?

Join us for this special panel discussion that will convene a range of experts to discuss the important architecture and landscape design heritage of Ontario Place and how all Ontarians will benefit if we continue to build upon the site’s valuable cultural heritage legacy.

Michael McClelland, Architect, Heritage Planner and Founding Partner, ERA Architects
Carolyn King, Moccasin Identifier Project, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation
George Baird, Architect and Partner, Baird Sampson Neuert Architects
Philip Hastings, Architect and Partner, Gow Hastings Architects

Moderator: Annabel Vaughan, ERA Architects

We want to hear from you!

What does the cultural heritage, architecture and landscape design of Ontario Place mean to you? Please send a response limited to 280 characters by email to or tweet your response using #ONplacelegacy.

This panel discussion is co-hosted by the Toronto Society of Architects and the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario Toronto Branch.