In 1971, Ontario Place was called the “most imaginative urban waterfront concept in the world” by the Government of Ontario. Now up for private redevelopment, the site’s future is in question.
In ‘Whose Place?’, visitors are invited to take part in a physical and digital journey through the University of Toronto campus and the story of Ontario Place. Guided by a series of QR codes from the Daniels building to Queen’s Park, visitors will be asked to consider the past, present and future of this important place now in dire need of public action.
Visitors can use their smartphone cameras to scan the QR codes on the trail markers to explore six chapters of the Ontario Place story – no additional applications are necessary. The link to the exhibition will also be made available on this page for those who wish to view the installation from home.
This installation is a part of the Future of Ontario Place initiative, a joint project of the University of Toronto, the World Monuments Fund and the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario. This installation was created by ACO NextGen.
Digital exhibition link TBA.