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 Re-thinking Ontario Place Campaign: Index

June 27 2013 Plans announced by Queen’s Park for the future of Ontario Place reinforce how aimless the province is when it comes to the future of Toronto’s waterfront jewel more...

May 21, 2013 The accumulative efforts of many organizations and individuals have resulted in a renewed interest in what happens at Ontario Place. See video. more...   

May 3, 2013 OPSEU President Smokey Thomas sent a letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne to reinstate the Ontario Ranger program and reopen Ontario Place to demonstrate her commitment to invest $295 million, over two years, to help young people find jobs. more...

May 1, 2013 Ontario Place and the Exhibition Grounds were the most talked about spaces in Toronto for 2012. Come out and share your vision for this public space, Saturday, May 4, 2013 .more...

Rethinking Ontario Place Reaction: MP Olivia Chow

February 25, 2013 The MP for Trinity-Spadina and former Toronto City Councillor, Olivia Chow speaks out about the value of Ontario Place as an affordable fun place for families.


Rethinking Ontario Place Reaction: Smokey Thomas

February 20, 2013 OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas urges the government to slow it down and get it right when it comes to the future of Ontario Place.  See video


Rethinking Ontario Place Reaction: Jim Stanford

February 14, 2013 Jim Stanford an Economist with the Canadian Auto Workers comments about the government's plan for Ontario Place at the Rethinking Ontario Place presentation at Innis Town Hall, University of Toronto on February 4, 2013. See video

February 7, 2013 A public meeting Monday evening at the University of Toronto attracted a capacity audience of more than 125 people and imaginative new ideas on the future of Ontario Place  more...

January 24, 2013 Imagine the possibilities when 40 designers and creative leaders gather to image an alternative vision for Ontario Place. View a video of their activities at a special design charrette.

December 6 2012 A blue-chip panel of progressive design architects and others agree the government’s plan for the future of Ontario Place falls well short of the site’s potential more...

November 14, 2012 The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and other interested parties are set to create a vision for Ontario Place that makes it a public place for the enjoyment of visitors and the residents of our province alike.  more...

June 8, 2012 On Monday June 4, John Tory held a Town Hall meeting at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to address the future and revitalization of Ontario Place. more...

Meet the man that works to keep Ontario Place a family place

June 1, 2012  Harvey Doogle recently met up Councillor Mike Layton. Layton, aside from being the son of the late Jack Layton, is the man behind the Motion to keep Ontario Place a family space.

Harvey Doogle Meets up with MPP Rosario Marchese

May 15, 2012 Harvey made it all the way to Queen's Park and into the office of MPP Rosario Marchese! The two recently sat down to have a chat about the future of Ontario Place, the importance of public spaces, and the potential dangers of a Toronto-based casino. more...

May 8, 2012 Harvey Doogle, Save Ontario Place’s mascot of notoriety, strikes again! This time he interviewed one of Toronto’s intellectual elite: Dr. Kevin Stolarick of the Martin Prosperity Institute.

In this video, the two look deeply into questions of why creative spaces matter to a city, and how a space like Ontario Place functions as a positive retreat for the people of Toronto. Stolarick offers a unique perspective on the Ontario Place issue, as “Official Statistician of the Creative Class” and research director of the Martin Prosperity Institute.

Take a look at the video and please feel free to share it, post it, or pass it along! more...

May 3, 2012 Harvey Doogle is back on the street. But this time, he's interviewing the people of Toronto. Check out his first victim: Silver Elvis.
Go to the "Save Ontario Place blog" for more…

April 30, 2012 Harvey Doogle has been popping up everywhere. He's been doing interviews, attending rallies, and fighting hard to keep Ontario Place open. Finally, Harvey is debuting in his first filmed short: "Harvey Doogle - RANT  "Check out the video.  

April 13, 2012 On Saturday April 21, the Ontario Federation of Labour held an “Ontario Day of Action”. The Save Ontario Place campaign was one of many organizations fighting for their demands to be met, and yet the red campaign colours stood out in the crowd. Go to the "Save Ontario Place blog" for more…

April 5,  2012  Toronto youth are cutting their activist teeth as they rally to Save Ontario Place.  more…

April 5,  2012  The fight to save Ontario Place heats up at Toronto City hall. City Council will debate a motion to keep Ontario Place “a public space for families,” and keep casinos and other gambling facilities out, on April 10..  more

March 7, 2012 An 11-year old student from Trenton, Ontario will join supporters at Nathan Phillip’s Square at noon today with a petition to save Ontario Place. more…

March 5, 2012 Employees of Ontario Place will take their campaign to keep the landmark waterfront park open to Nathan Phillips Square on Wednesday. .more…

February 28, 2012 Almost 100 rally attendees braved the bitter lake winds on February 25 to protest the closure of Ontario Place  more...

February 23, 2012 The public is being invited to join the fight to keep Ontario Place open while "revitalization" plans are being developed  more...

 
 

 

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