Therme Canada | Ontario Place is designed to connect people with the water while celebrating the beauty of organic design and honouring the architectural history of Ontario Place.
The design, led by Therme ARC, Diamond Schmitt, STUDIO tla, and Baird & Associates, is grounded in the planned expansion of public space, providing improved access to expanded parkland, a beach, and the extension and enhancement of the William G. Davis Trail across the entire site. The includes providing a new link to the mainland from the West Island. It will create a year-round landmark waterfront destination, reconnecting people with Lake Ontario.
Therme Canada | Ontario Place is also being developed through a collaboration with some of Canada’s top experts and advisors including ERA Architects, Arup Group, BA Group, Goodmans LLP, StrategyCorp and others.
Therme Canada | Ontario Place will be one of the most sustainable and resilient large-scale projects in Canada. Therme Group builds facilities designed to reach a LEED Platinum standard and the highest levels of sustainability. Therme Group uses nature as its reference point for all its design, architectural and engineering techniques - replicating organic patterns in our built environment.
Therme Canada | Ontario Place will be topped with a 4-acre green roof where terrasses covered in native plants will slope down to meet the ground. All the water that gathers on the building and in the public space will be collected in tanks, cleaned and returned to Lake Ontario.
Therme Group's advanced air and water purification and energy saving technologies help reduce its environmental impact and creates a comfortable and clean experience for visitors and staff.
“Therme is grounded in the planned expansion of public park space. It honours and celebrates Ontario Place’s history, including the Pods and Cinesphere. We designed the West Island of Ontario Place to connect people to the water year-round. Our design weaves three themes, expressed through architecture: exhibition pavilions; natural forms; and greenhouse architecture.”
Gary McCluskie, Principal Architect, Diamond Schmitt