June 21st, 2024

NDP: Last-minute Science Centre closure a clear move to justify vanity mega-spa

QUEEN’S PARK — Ontario NDP leader Marit Stiles issued the following response to the government’s announcement it is closing the Ontario Science Centre:

“Communities outside the downtown core deserve nice things too.

Shutting down a world-class science and cultural institution is heartbreaking. People in Flemingdon Park and Thorncliffe Park are seeing a vital institution ripped from their community, and families across Toronto will lose out on public science education for their kids, potentially for years.

This government can’t be trusted when it comes to decisions about the Science Centre. We all know the government’s real motive is to justify Doug Ford's mega-spa vanity project at Ontario Place.

The government could have invested in revitalizing the Ontario Science Centre, but instead it used our public money to concoct a sham business case against this important community hub.”