Exhibition Pods at Ontario Place - Toronto, ON
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member hykesj
N 43° 37.743 W 079° 25.165
17T E 627510 N 4831887
Ontario Place, an event and entertainment venue built on three artificial islands, was featured on several postal cards issued in 1971, the year it opened.
Waymark Code: WM18QJG
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 09/12/2023
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
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Expo ’67, held in Montreal, has always been considered one of the most successful world’s fairs of all time. And one of the most popular exhibits at that fair was the Ontario pavilion. Attempting to capitalize on that success, the city of Toronto sought to establish a kind of permanent Ontario exhibit, and the result was Ontario Place.

As originally conceived, Ontario Place consisted of the Forum, an amphitheater for live performances, a children’s village, several rides, restaurants and shops, a permanent IMAX theater, a seasonal marina and five suspended exhibition ‘pods,’ two of which can be seen on the stamp. Its design won numerous awards and it is a Toronto heritage property.

Though initially attracting large crowds, Ontario Place never quite attained financial success. Declining attendance over the years led to many changes and repurposing of facilities and eventually it was completely shut down in 2011. Today, there are still concerts and other events held at the various venues and the IMAX theater is still in operation. Many renovations have been made and, as of this writing, several are in progress. Though over fifty years old, Ontario Place is still futuristic-looking and has appeared in several movies and television series such as ‘Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.'
Stamp Issuing Country: Canada

Date of Issue: 1971

Denomination: 7c

Color: multicolored

Stamp Type: Single Stamp

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