Toronto Landmarks: Ontario Place

Ontario place is an entertainment area and amusement park that is situated on man-made islands just off the Toronto mainland that extend into Lake Ontario. It’s a publicly subsidized provincial agency that’s lower in price to visit than many other attractions in the city, such as Wonderland.

The park first opened in 1971 when admission was 50 cents for children and a dollar for adults.

Resembling a mini-Epcot Centre, the park features the Cinesphere, a geodesic dome structure that houses the world’s first permanent IMAX screening location. Ontario place is also home to the Molson Amphitheater, an outdoor concert venue that opened in 1995, showcasing many huge musical acts since then including Bryan Adams, the Tragically Hip and R.E.M.

Ontario place is home to many other attractions including a full-sized water park, bumper boats, pedal boats, mini-golf, a full arcade, a power wheels track for kids complete with a children’s driving school, a marina, the largest outdoor climbing structure in Canada, the Atom Blaster and a log ride.

This summer on July 1, July 3, and July 10, the Festival of Fire fireworks festival will be returning.

In May, the Treehouse Live stage will be reopening for the summer and will feature live children’s entertainment including Barney, The Big Comfy Couch, Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends and Bob the Builder.

Grounds Admission (does not include rides and attractions) 3 and under FREE Ages 4 and 5 $11.19 Ages 6 to 64 $16.90 65+ $11.19

Attractions are available on a pay-as-you-play basis: Single attractions $5.75 Froster Soak City $11.75 IMAX movies $7.75

Alternatively, all day play passes are available: Ages 4 to 5 and 65+ $16.90 Ages 6 to 64 $31.90 Family (group of four people ages 6 to 64) $99.05

Tickets are available online for a reduced price and faster admission into the park: Ages 4 to 5 and 65+ $15.24 Ages 6 to 64 $28.57 Family (group of four people ages 6 to 64) $99.05 3 and under FREE

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