Union-organized rally seeks to save Ontario Place

Ontario Place supporters are rallying today in an effort to keep the Toronto waterfront park open.

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union organized the rally in Nathan Phillips Square to protest the closure of the park, which was announced by the Ontario government in February.

Supporters at the rally will sign a petition and message boards in support of the park, which will be presented to former PC leader John Tory. he’s leading an advisory panel to decide on a plan to revitalize the attraction.

Ontario Place opened in 1971 and once boasted 2 and a half million visitors a year. That number has dwindled to a low of 300,000 in the last few years.

Today’s protest follows a similar rally the union organized on February 25th.

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