It’s ON this summer Opening Weekend

Event Details

Join us on Saturday, May 19 and Sunday, May 20 for the opening of our summer programming!

The summer of 2018 at Ontario Place will usher in an era of ‘fun in the sun’. Toronto’s favourite destination for exploration and leisure activities is bringing its A-Game this summer with a variety of sport and recreational activities. Recreational activities and snack bars will be operational on weekends starting May 19th (Victoria Day weekend) and will move to daily operations June 30th (Canada Day weekend).

PARK ADMISSION IS FREE! (Please note rental prices will apply to some activities and tickets must be purchased for Cinesphere screenings where indicated)

10:00am – 11:00pm
BEACH VOLLEYBALL (Echo Beach): Four full sized beach volleyball courts will be available at Echo Beach. Bring your own volleyball or rentals are available onsite for $5 (2 hours). Look for the tent near the volleyball area.
PING PONG (Waterfront Trail): Three brand-new Cornilleau 510M Outdoor tables will be located just steps from the Vista Eatery. Paddle set (including a ping pong ball) rentals are available for $5 (2 hours) from the Vista.

10:00am – 11:00am
YOGA (Trillium Park): We will offer 2 different yoga classes.
Saturday – AWAKEN
Come out to a HIIT (High Intensity Interval Training) class combined with Yoga, a sound healing meditation and a Live DJ as you break a sweat. Awaken your body, mind and soul in our unique class designed to give you everything you need in one class. This class is FREE.
Sunday – NULOVE
Join us for a NULOVE experience practicing a beautiful heart opening yoga class followed by some free movement and dancing with a live DJ before your shavasana. This class is appropriate for all levels and is 70 mins. This class is FREE.

11:00am – 11:00pm
IMAGINATION PLAYGROUND™ (Trillium Park Pavilion): Children of all ages will enjoy these uniquely shaped foam blocks to create their own play space. This play area will be located in Trillium Park next to the Pavilion on Saturdays and Sundays. This activity is FREE.
CONNECT 4 (Trillium Park Pavilion): Fun for all ages! Strategy, skill and of course a bit of luck combine to make this giant version of the smaller well known Connect 4 game. Located in Trillium Park next to the Pavilion on Saturdays and Sundays. This activity is FREE.
LIFE SIZE CHESS: Build your mind and build some muscles! Try the MegaChess game located by the ping pong tables. This activity is FREE.

12:00 – 11:00pm
SYNTHETIC ICE SKATING (Helipad): Experience skating at Toronto’s only outdoor summer skating rink! Synthetic ice rinks are built from a solid polymer material, therefore are not weather dependent. The rink is located on the Helipad and will include skate rentals and sharpening facilities.

Skate Rentals:
Children (12 & Under) – $5.00*
Adults (13+) – $10.00*
*Skate rental pricing is based on a two-hour rental.
Skate Sharpening – $5.00
Rink Admission – FREE

1:00 – 4:00pm
Dougie Boom (Trillium Park Pavilion)
Dougie Boom has been a staple of the Toronto dj scene throughout his career. Having held residency throughout Toronto from Yorkville to Kensington Market, he can play to any crowd. He is also known for his classic rock, cottage-themed mix series: Dougie Boom’s Cottage Country Mix.

2:00 – 3:30pm
EDUCATIONAL WALKING TOUR (Exhibition Go Station Main Entrance): This educational walking tour presented in partnership with Exhibition Place and Steve Collie outlines the past, the present and the future of Ontario Place. Guests will meet at Exhibition Go Station Main Entrance (look for the portable speaker) and end in our Trillium Park. Explore our rich history including the Wilderness Adventure Log Ride, The Forum, revisit Cinesphere and get a glimpse of our future summer plans (and beyond)! The tour will also delve into Exhibition Place highlights, including the brand new Hotel X Toronto. This activity is FREE!

3:00 – 3:40pm
UNDER THE SEA (Cinesphere)
Showtimes: May 19 – 21 at 3:00pm & 5:00pm
Visit our website to reserve your tickets:

3:00 – 11:00pm
Bonfire (Trillium Park Bonfire Pit)

5:00 – 5:40pm
UNDER THE SEA (Cinesphere)
Showtimes: May 19 – 21 at 3:00pm & 5:00pm
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6:00 – 7:30pm
Brenda MacIntyre – Medicine Song Woman – Songs and Story Telling (Trillium Park Bonfire Pit)
Medicine Song Woman Brenda MacIntyre, author of the Medicine Song Oracle Cards™, is a Juno Award-winning singer, speaker and indigenous wisdom-keeper. Brenda has been featured on MuchMusic, Global Television and across North America. She helps women to stop holding back and discover the power of their voice, gifts and life journey.

7:00 – 9:30pm
Dark Knight: The IMAX Experience (Cinesphere)
Showtimes: May 19 – 21 at 7:00pm
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7:30 – 9:00pm
Moskitto BAR (Trillium Park Bonfire Pit)
Moskitto Bar is an apt metaphor for a city like Toronto, and of the magic that ensues when artists from different traditions — in this case, French, Iraqi, Algerian, and Ukrainian — come together in new contexts. What is created is not only a new form of expression, but also evidence of what unites us. Moskitto Bar is a musical journey from Brittany, France to Bagdad, Iraq with a few stops in Ukraine and the Balkans.

There will be several food and beverage options throughout the day including our own Vista and Fork in the Road snack bars as well as Happy Pops and food trucks (details TBC).

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Event Dates

Date: Saturday May 19, 2018


955 Lake Shore Blvd W
Toronto, Ontario M6K 3B9 Canada