Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Winter Light Festival at Ontario Place

After sitting unused for so long, Ontario Place continues to promote its parkland as a place to visit year round. They had just started to hold events like the Heritage Ontario Festival and the Art & Music Ontario Festival along the western side of the park, joining the occasional concert at Echo Beach and the new pathway along the east side. Now a skating rink and a light festival has been added for the winter season from December 8, 2017 till the 2018 March Break.

Eleanor McMahon, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, and Han Dong, MPP for Trinity Spadina, were at Ontario Place on December 5 to announce the free winter-themed activities. Eleanor said “What a great honour to kick-off Winter at Ontario Place and welcome people back to this great public park. The winter festivities offer something for everyone, from a stroll on the newly opened Trillium Park and William G. Davis Trail, to skating, to taking in the beauty of Ontario Place illuminated by fairy lights! The waterfront is more vibrant than ever and I hope everyone will have a chance to enjoy the magic and fun of winter at the lake all season long.”
The winter light festival has 12 exhibits throughout the west island, an outdoor synthetic skating rink, bonfires on the weekends and a concession stand. The big, round ball is the Cinesphere which has also been reopened year round to screen IMAX movies from Friday to Sunday.

See more photos of the park after the jump.

Pedestrian grade separation on the William Davis Trail
The trail has a great view of Toronto's skyline

The lights of the cinesphere reflected in the water

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