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Saturday, July 31 2021 - 01:52
Future of Ontario Place Toronto to showcase new landmark entertainment and wellbeing destination by Therme Group
TORONTO, July 31, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

-- Therme Group to create a year-round wellbeing destination – creating new 
opportunities for people to connect with Lake Ontario.

Therme Group, a global wellbeing organization, is pleased to announce that it 
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.

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Therme Canada | Ontario Place will be a family-friendly experience with 
stunning 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 spectacular date-night 

"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," said Dr. Robert Hanea, CEO of Therme Group. "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."

"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," said Lisa MacLeod, Minister of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and 
Culture Industries. "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.

Arts and Culture

As part of its focus on holistic wellbeing, Therme Group supports arts and 
culture by working with local and internationally recognized artists and new 
emerging talents. It commissions and integrates art installations in each of 
its destinations, bringing immersive art to the public outside of the 
traditional spaces of museums and galleries.


Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN) 

"The Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN), as the Treaty First 
Nation, have been working with Therme Group since the concept stage of their 
proposed redevelopment of Ontario Place.  I am pleased that Therme Group has 
recognized and embraced the importance of ensuring an accurate accounting of 
the history of the MCFN as it relates to these lands. The commitment shown by 
Therme Group encourages us to move forward with them in their proposed 
redevelopment plans. The MCFN is excited about deepening a positive, productive 
and long-lasting relationship with Therme Group as it will allow for a 
reconnection to the Toronto waterfront," said Chief R. Stacey Laforme, 
Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.

For the past two years Therme Group has been working with the MCFN ( 
) to expand its knowledge of the history of the waters at Ontario Place, and 
the generations of Indigenous peoples who relied upon these waters for their 
existence. Therme Group is honoured by the opportunity to be a part of bringing 
this heritage back to life and to share the history and culture of the MCFN 
with all who will visit our facility.  We greatly value the relationship we 
have created with the MCFN and consider the work we will do together to be 
integral to the successful reconnection of Ontarians to the waterfront.

Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) – Therme Group is proud to have a 
cultural partnership with the Toronto International Film Festival ( 
). The Cinematic Cities Initiative, a 10-year philanthropic partnership, will 
focus on promoting the role of art and film in creating more human cities.

The Black North Initiative – The BlackNorth Initiative ( 
) and Therme Group will also be partnering to support the development of 
programs and initiatives focusing on the contributions of the Black community 
locally and nationally. The BlackNorth Initiative will also be working with 
Therme Group to guide the development of a diversity strategy as Therme 
establishes itself in Canada.

Therme looks forward to engaging directly with residents and civic leaders to 
present its proven model of wellbeing experiences providing multiple 
opportunities for dialogue.

Economic Benefits

Every Therme Group project is designed to benefit the economy, society, and 
community it serves. 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 – supporting the city and province's tourism 
sectors and post-pandemic recovery. Therme's investment is currently estimated 
to be CAD $350 million.

About Therme Group

Therme Group is a global organization known for creating the world's largest 
and most technologically advanced entertainment and wellbeing destinations. 
Every year it enables millions of people to have the opportunity for a healthy 
and sustainable vacation at home. Therme Group and its strategic partners 
operate four facilities in Europe and have more than 10 large-scale projects in 
the late stages of development worldwide. More information about Therme Canada 
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SOURCE: Therme Group