The digital feedback form for Ontario Place Redevelopment Application Resubmission is now available until Saturday, September 23.
A revised development application is expected to be submitted by Infrastructure Ontario in late summer or early fall 2023. This revised timeline is to allow for the proponents to make substantial changes to the application in response to City staff comments and community consultation feedback. A revised application was initially expected in June 2023. Further community consultation will take place once new information and presentation materials are available. Precise timing will be based on the readiness of the proponents.
Please see the Summary of April 2023 Consultations to review the summary materials. A Community Consultation Meeting is planned for September 7, 2023.
On July 30, 2021, the Province of Ontario announced further details of its plans to redevelop provincial lands at Ontario Place, including the successful participants from the 2019 Call for Development process to developing new major attractions on the site.
The City of Toronto became involved as a stakeholder after these announcements. An agreement for collaboration between the City of Toronto and the Province of Ontario has since clarified that the City will be playing its usual role of managing the review of the application and reporting to City Council with a recommendation.
Thanks to everyone who attended the April 15 in-person community consultation meeting at Beanfeild Centre and the April 18 virtual community consultation meeting.
You can access the Engagement Summaries and Related Appendices:
The Province via Infrastructure Ontario (IO) submitted a formal development application for a site-wide Official Plan and Zoning By-law Amendment on November 25, 2022. The drawings and application materials are available to the public on the City’s online Application Information Centre.
The application proposes a number a large scale redevelopment of the public lands and attractions at Ontario Place. The site is currently in disrepair, as existing buildings, bridges, servicing infrastructure and shoreline require reinvestment to ensure the viability of these lands. Ontario Place today also serves as a waterfront public amenity and an intact cultural heritage landscape of international significance.
The application proposes:
The complete application can be accessed from the City of Toronto’s Application Information Centre under 955 Lake Shore Blvd W.
The Official Plan Amendment (OPA) is intended to guide the long-term stewardship of the lands and provides policy direction for the entirety of Ontario Place, including guidance for built form, heritage, public realm, landscape and associated amenities. While the proposed uses are currently supported in policy, an OPA is required to provide specific guidance around the relationship of buildings to heritage features and the public realm. Environmental impacts, mitigation measures and opportunities will also be considered as a part of the OPA.
The Zoning By-law amendment (ZBA) application seeks permissions for land use, height and other standards for the first proposed phase of development on the West Island (Therme) as well as parking and other permissions for the entire site. Future rezoning applications are anticipated for an entertainment venue on the East Island (Live Nation Amphitheatre) and the potential additional structures on the Mainland (potential Ontario Science Centre).
The City of Toronto will continue in its normal role as approval authority as per the Toronto-Ontario Major Terms and Conditions. The process will follow City Planning’s established standard review process for high-profile and complex development applications. City staff will provide comments to the applicant based on technical review, as well as from community consultation and stakeholder expertise.
A revised development application is expected to be submitted by Infrastructure Ontario in late summer or early fall 2023. This revised timeline is to allow for the proponents to make substantial changes to the application in response to City staff comments and community consultation feedback. A revised application was initially expected in June 2023. A resubmission package is now expected from Infrastructure Ontario in late summer or early fall 2023. Further community consultation will take place once new information and presentation materials are available. Precise timing will be based on the readiness of the proponents.
Community Consultation Meeting – September 7, 2023
Infrastructure Ontario Boards
Please note these files will be replaced with AODA compliant boards as soon as possible. If you have any questions you can contact Meg St John at firstname.lastname@example.org or 437-247-4712.
Have your say on the redevelopment of Ontario Place.
The role of the City of Toronto in the redevelopment of Ontario Place is to provide detailed comments and feedback on the application materials. This includes requesting design changes to ensure that the proposal meets the policy intent and city building objectives of a world-class waterfront.
Early in fall 2023, the City is expecting to receive a revised planning application from Ontario to redevelop the provincially owned lands at Ontario Place. Join our community consultation public meeting to learn more!
The application includes a Public Realm Master Plan for public space improvements and amenities on the East Island, Marina and Mainland. The initial application also proposed tourism, entertainment and waterpark facility (Therme), structured parking, retained Pods and Cinesphere as well as public realm, shoreline and trail improvements on the West Island and Mainland.
Revised designs from the ongoing Official Plan Amendment and Zoning By-law Amendment application will be presented for discussion. This session will focus on design responses to public feedback the City has received on the proposal to date. You are invited to ask questions and share your initial responses to the proposed changes.
The City is acting in its usual role as the Planning Act approval authority, and is asking for your feedback on the proposal to inform City staff comments on the application. Join us at the upcoming public meeting to learn more and provide feedback.
In-Person Community Consultation Meeting
Thursday, September 7, 2023 – Beanfield Centre, Exhibition Place
Virtual Community Consultation Meeting
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 – Online Via Webex
The City hosted two community meetings in April.
The City also hosted a site walk on June 20 2023.
Colin Wolfe, Senior Planner, Community Planning
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