One of Ontario’s most famous landmarks is closing.
Ontario Place will shut down for five years, to be transformed “into an innovative provincial landmark,” according to its website.
The attraction opened in 1971; at the time, it cost $29 million. It was created by the Ontario government to help revitalize the city’s lakefront area. Ontario Place is located downtown, on the shores of Lake Ontario.
The provincial government built Ontario Place as a family-friendly amusement park for Torontonians and as a way to attract more tourists to the city.