New park opens at Ontario Place
A new park has opened at Ontario Place, five years after the former theme park on Toronto's waterfront was closed to the public.
The new Trillium Park is connected to the city by the William G. Davis recreational trail, named after Ontario's premier in 1971, the year when Ontario Place first opened.
The Ontario government closed the theme park in 2012 due to dwindling admissions.
The new park is part of a revitalization plan for the area and was built on a former parking lot on the eastern edge of the Ontario Place site. It now has almost 1,200 trees.
Premier Kathleen Wynne cut a ribbon Monday morning to officially open the new park and trail, about two years behind schedule.
Her government had initially planned to open the park in time for the 2015 Pan Am and Parapan Am Games.
The IceDogs have hired Ted Dent as an Associate Coach. Dent comes to Niagara from the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL, the top affiliate of the Chicago Blackhawks, where he served six years as head coach and 5 years as assistant.
IceDogs Head Coach David Bell has accepted an assistant coaching position with the Ontario Reign of the AHL. After four years with the IceDogs, the last as head coach, Bell moves on to the number one affiliate of the Los Angeles Kings.
The CHL Import draft is underway and with the 13th overall pick the IceDogs have selected Swedish D-Man Timothy Liljegren. Liljegren stands 6'1" tall, weighing in at 191lbs and was Toronto's first round selection, 17th overall at last weekend's NHL entry draft.