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.
First star Oliver Castleman scored a goal and added three assists as the IceDogs topped the Mississauga Steelheads 6-3 at the Meridian Centre. On a night of firsts, Philip Tomasino scored his first in the OHL and Elijah Roberts netted his first in a Niagara uniform.
IceDogs first year forward Philip Tomasino has been selected to represent Canada at the World Under 17 Challenge in Dawson Creek and Fort St. John B.C. A total of 66 CHL players will be divided into three teams wearing Canada's colours from November 5-11.
Trailing 4-1 after one, the IceDogs scored three unanswered in the second then held off a furious Erie attack in the third before falling 5-4 in overtime. The Dogs picked up a possible 7 of 8 points, completing a string of four consecutive road games.