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Bulbous landmark may soon be retired

For almost 40 years, its oversized golf-ball-like cinesphere has been a landmark along Toronto's waterfront.

For almost 40 years, its oversized golf-ball-like cinesphere has been a landmark along Toronto's waterfront.

But soon, that bulbous orb — and the water park and log ride that accompany it — will likely be no more.

Ontario Place is asking for architects and developers to submit ideas to completely revamp the 39-hectare waterfront property.

Construction on the new Ontario Place could start by the end of next summer — making it the last for the amusement park as many know it.

The park opened in 1970, with the purpose of being a tourist attraction that celebrated the achievements of Ontarians.

Spokesman Hugh Mansfield says developers will have a blank canvas for the new Ontario Place, and outdated facilities like the cinesphere will likely be retired.

 
 
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