Therme Group, a global wellbeing organization, is working with the Government of Ontario and City of Toronto to contribute to the revitalization of Ontario Place. Therme Canada | Ontario Place will continue Ontario Place’s heritage revitalizing its original vision — celebrating the province and its culture and bringing a first-of-its-kind experience to Toronto’s waterfront.
Therme Canada | Ontario Place will be a family-friendly experience with indoor and outdoor pools, waterslides and a wave pool, natural spaces to relax, sports performance and recovery services, and luscious botanical gardens. Programming will include fun and healthy activities for all ages and affordable wellness therapies to meet all needs. Delicious, healthy and sustainably produced food is a cornerstone of the Therme experience and, guests can enjoy family meals, dinner with friends and date-night entertainment.
Dr. Robert Hanea, CEO of Therme Group said, “Therme is a unique, all-season experience: it’s a natural urban oasis where people can have fun, relax and unwind from their busy lives — boosting their physical and mental health. The future of Ontario Place will be defined by how successful it can be connecting people to the water. Through our technology and by engaging the community, Therme and our partners will add a new architectural landmark that will play a role in bringing more people back to the waterfront capturing the original spirit of Ontario Place from 50 years ago.”
Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries said, “Ontario Place is an iconic and valuable location. Its redevelopment provides a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to deliver something incredible for the people of Ontario. Therme Group’s advanced, accessible approach to holistic wellness is popular throughout Europe and will be a welcome addition to Ontario Place — bringing a world-class, family-friendly wellness and cultural attraction to our province that creates unforgettable experiences for all visitors, while providing good jobs and playing a key role in supporting Ontario’s social and economic recovery.”
Public Parks and Open Spaces
Ontario Place has historically been a publicly accessible destination for recreation, entertainment and leisure. Therme Canada | Ontario Place will carry on and improve traditions of public access to Ontario Place. Through the planned creation of over eight acres of public spaces, including a free-access public beach and enhanced pedestrian and cycling access, people will be able to better connect with the Lake.
Therme’s bridge to the West Island will support the extension and enhancement of the William G. Davis Trail across the entire site, including providing a new link to the mainland from the West Island, allowing people to enjoy more of Ontario Place outdoors year-round.
Therme also looks forward to continuing its engagement with people in Toronto to understand what other features or experiences it might be able to bring to this new public space on the waterfront.
Therme Canada will create over 2,200 construction jobs, 800 full time permanent positions, and can accommodate up to 3 million visitors to Ontario Place every year. Therme’s investment is currently estimated to be CAD $350 million (about USD $279 million).