Ontario Place to offer festivals and events this summer, at a safe physical distance

Elements of Toronto Film Festival expected at waterfront tourist hot spot

Amid a summer with limited vacation activities to choose from, Ontario Place could be the place to be.

The Ontario Government announced it is committing $2 million to support on-site activities at Ontario Place, including festivals, events, and even a drive-in movie experience.

“Ontario’s heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries were hit first, the hardest, and will take the longest to recover from COVID-19,” said Culture Minister Lisa MacLeod at today’s announcement from the Toronto waterfront location. “As we gradually reopen the province, Ontario Place offers exciting opportunities to safely come together to enjoy arts and culture experiences, while supporting the province’s economic recovery.”

Events over the coming months include elements of the Toronto International Film Festival. Running from September 10 to 19, the festival will incorporate Ontario Place into its film screenings, talks, and Q&A sessions. Minister MacLeod said programming at the space will also include DriveInTO, a series of free drive-in film screenings throughout August, featuring films from TIFF, Hot Docs, and imagineNATIVE.