Ontario Place to host arts and world music festival this September

By The Canadian Press

For the first time since 2012, Toronto’s Ontario Place will be fully open to the public later this year for the staging of an arts and world music festival.

Ontario Place will play host to more than 100 art and music experiences with in/future, presented by Art Spin in partnership with Small World Music, for the event slated for Sept. 15 to 25.

The event will have collaboration and support from 25 art organizations and more than 60 Ontario-based artists.

There will be presentations of original film and video series within the famed Cinesphere, as well as screenings of IMAX films from the Ontario Place archives, and dance and theatre performances staged in the silos and pavilions.

Early bird festival passes are $80 and will available until June 15 at www.infuture.ca. Single-day tickets will be available at a later date.

Ontario Place opened in May 1971 but closed in 2012 as the number of visitors dwindled.
The Ontario government was struggling to rein in a $150-billion deficit and said it could no longer afford to keep the space open.

In July 2014, the province announced its vision to revitalize the site into a year-round waterfront destination.

The first phase of the transformation is underway with the completed design of an urban park, as well as a waterfront trail named in honour of Bill Davis, who was premier when Ontario Place first opened.

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