Don’t sell On­tario Place

Toronto Star - - CANADA -

Re Bill would al­low sale of On­tario Place lands,

Nov. 1 On­tario Place, a pro­vin­cial icon, is a unique prop­erty with out­stand­ing de­sign, on prime wa­ter­front real es­tate. It’s de­cline is the re­sult of ne­glect and poor mar­ket­ing. With in­ven­tive pro­gram­ming, re­vi­tal­iza­tion and pro­mo­tion as a year-round des­ti­na­tion, it can be vi­able.

This jewel of a re­source can­not be vapour­ized to obliv­ion be­cause of the ex­pe­di­ency of deal­ing with a cri­sis in mis­man­age­ment. It be­longs to the peo­ple of On­tario and gov­ern­ment has a re­spon­si­bil­ity to re­store its lus­tre as a source of pride for all.

Ju­dith Te­nen­baum, King City If the On­tario Lib­er­als are so adamant about not sell­ing or other­wise dis­pos­ing of any On­tario Place lands, the sim­ple so­lu­tion is to re­move that sec­tion of the pro­posed Bur­den Re­duc­tion Act that al­lows the fu­ture sale, leas­ing or other dis­po­si­tion of On­tario Place lands. Greg Shee­han, Mis­sis­sauga The Wynne gov­ern­ment may not be plan­ning to sell On­tario Place lands but if that clause stays in the up­com­ing bill any fu­ture gov­ern­ment could de­cide to sell it.

The bill has to be changed. Bar­bara McNa­mara, Toronto

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