Kathleen Wynne vows no condos at Ontario Place
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May 19, 2014  |  Vote 0    0

Kathleen Wynne vows no condos at Ontario Place

The Liberals are ruling out any condominiums at Ontario Place if re‎-elected June 12

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The Liberals are ruling out any condominiums at Ontario Place if re‎-elected June 12.

After completing a short jog along the waterfront with candidates and supporters, Kathleen Wynne‎ promised to return the lakeshore park to its former glory.

“Toronto’s waterfront should be for everyone to enjoy. Thoughtful and careful planning for the future of this site will make it an attractive destination for tourists and local residents alike,” Wynne said Monday.

“Ruling out residential development is part of that plan,” she said, speaking at the Atlantis Pavilion, against a backdrop of Liberty Village condo towers.

Wynne noted the Liberal government has already started a 7.5 acre urban park, which will be completed before next year’s Pan Am Games.

The Liberals also pledged to protect Ontario Place’s iconic Cinesphere and pods, which date back to 1971 and are considered heritage buildings.

Monday’s announcement -- in the long-time NDP stronghold of Trinity-Spadina -- is the first of a flurry of Liberal events‎ being staged in New Democratic ridings.

Grit strategists believe they can take away some of the 21 seats that NDP Leader Andrea Horwath’s party represents.

They are beginning a two-day tour of NDP and Liberal seats expected to wind up in southwestern Ontario.

Toronto Star

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