Apr 18, 2023 7:45:00 AM | Ontario Place Ana Bailão Calls on Provincial Government to Protect Science Centre Building For Community Benefit


TORONTO - (April 18, 2023) As the provincial government is set to announce this week that they will move the Science Centre in part or in its entirety to Ontario Place, Ana Bailão is calling on them to guarantee the Science Centre building will be preserved and used to serve the local community. Local residents in Flemingdon Park, Thorncliffe Park, and other surrounding communities should be consulted on their priorities. 

As Mayor, Ana would approve building 5,000 new homes - including 1,500 affordable homes - on the city-owned land where the Science Centre’s parking lot is, and on the land outside of the ravine. 

Speaking to this proposal Ana said “I have always believed we need to be building housing near transit, and bring services to residents. We need to be working with local communities to meet their needs. That is why I support building housing where the Science Centre parking lot is, and bringing community services to the beloved Science Centre heritage building to meet the needs of local residents.”

Our city is facing both an affordability and a housing crisis--we need to be focused on fixing services and building housing to make life better and more affordable for people.