Now known as the Molson Theatre, when was the original Ontario Place Forum built and opened for concerts?
#11417. Asked by Niki. (Apr 06 01 1:28 PM)
Amanda from Toronto
Ontario Place opened in May 1971 and featured a five pod pavilion complex, |
The Forum, pedal boats, a marina, restaurants, the W.W.II and Korean War
Destroyer H.M.C.S. Haida, and the world's first permanent IMAX%AE theatre,
The 1996 season marked the 25th Anniversary of Ontario Place..............SOURCE: http://www.OntarioPlace.com/en/info/history.htm
Ontario Place Forum outdoor amphitheatre, part of Ontario Place.|
Construction started on March 17, 1969 and took an estimated 1.5 million person hours of labour to build at a cost of $29M.
The original park was consisted of three man-made islands connected by picturesque bridges and walkways with the Pods or Pavilion, complex and the geodesic dome of the Cinesphere as the focal points.
The park initially encompassed 96 acres of which 51 acres were landfill.
The gate first opened to the public on May 22, 1971, 30 years ago.
The Molson Amphitheatre is located on the former site of the Ontario Place Forum, the great open theatre of summer nights past. Reopened as the Molson Amphitheatre in May 1995.
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