QUEEN’S PARK — Chris Glover, the NDP MPP for Spadina Fort-York, released the following statement:
“Doug Ford has long tried to get his hands on Toronto’s waterfront so he could follow through on his casino and megamall dreams — dreams he cooked up in a backroom with an Australian megamall corporation. It looks like Doug Ford is using his new power as premier to plow ahead with that scheme.
Today, the Ford government announced that he’s accepting international, private proposals from corporations to demolish the Cinesphere and iconic pods, and take over Ontario Place. With that, it’s clear: Ford’s not listening to the people of Ontario who own Ontario Place, he’s listening to corporations that want to turn Ontario Place into a cash cow for themselves.
The NDP’s message to Doug Ford is simple: Ontario Place is not your private property. It belongs to the people. Your backroom deals shouldn’t determine what happens to our precious waterfront. Let the people decide.”