Ontario Place: Our Modern Heritage
12:30 - 1:30 pm EST
With the uncertainty surrounding the province’s redevelopment of Ontario Place, Heritage Toronto is taking a closer look at this city landmark. A significant international work of the Modern Movement, Ontario Place opened in 1971 as a provincial showcase and urban waterfront park. Its innovative design integrated architecture, engineering and landscape, and physically manifested the optimism of Canada’s recent centennial celebrations.
Join the Toronto Society of Architects’ programming director, Joël León, for an informal talk on this icon of late twentieth century architecture. We’ll discuss the park’s enduring legacy—including its importance as a utopian ideal as we currently face an evolving pandemic reality – and the ongoing development risks to its park-like waterfront landscape, Cinesphere, and pods.
This event, co-presented by Heritage Toronto and the TSA, will be held live on Heritage Toronto’s Facebook Page.
Make sure to also check out the TSA’s Virtual Instagram Tour of Ontario Place before the talk!