Winter at Ontario Place

November 23, 2018

March 17, 2019

The West Island of Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto


Events Description

Ontario Place will once again activate this winter season from November 23, 2018 to March 17, 2019. For the second year in a row, the West Island of Ontario Place will feature the Winter Light Exhibition, free public skating on a synthetic rink and community bonfires. New this year, Ontario Place will launch a series of DJ skate parties at the iconic waterfront venue and bring a range of beloved films to Cinesphere.


  • Winter Light Exhibition: Explore the creativity and innovation of 18 light exhibits that shape, transmit, reflect or contain light, created by artists from across Ontario. The theme this year is Disruptive Engagement, challenging the creator and user to contemplate light, or the lack thereof, in the context of winter landscape.
  • Skate parties: Skate the night away with friends and family while resident DJs spin tunes for visitors of all ages amid a picturesque winter setting.
  • Cinesphere screenings in IMAX®:The world’s first permanent IMAX® theatre will feature avariety of programming. Limited-time screenings includeBack to the Future(1985),Ghostbusters(1984),Alien(1979),Aliens(1986),Blade Runner: The Final Cut(2007),BladeRunner 2049: The IMAX Experience(2017),The Fifth Element(1997), andDie Hard(1998),Guardians of the Galaxy : An IMAX 3D Experience(2014),The Incredibles 2 : The IMAX Experience(2018).
  • The West Island will twinkle with the shimmer of fairy lights illuminate the paths of the Winter Light Exhibition.
  • Experience skating at Ontario Place this winter!
  • BONFIRE: Cozy up to our bonfire while sipping hot chocolate and roasting marshmallows.
  • From November 29 to December 30, 2018, the Aurora Winter Festival will take place on the east island of Ontario Place.

Who is it for?


FREE Admission

Skate Rentals/Sharpening

Skate Rentals – Adult (13+): $10
Skate Rentals – Children (12 & under): $5
Skate Sharpening: $5
Helmet: $5
Rink Admission: FREE


Date & Time: November 23, 2018 to March 17, 2019.

Winter Light Exhibition
Early bird preview on November 17 – 18, 2018.
Open from November 23, 2018 – March 17, 2019.

Daily 5am – 12am

Fridays | 5pm – 11pm
Saturdays | 3pm – 11pm
Sundays | 3pm – 10pm
Holidays | 3pm – 11pm
Christmas Day & New Years Day Closed

Saturdays, December 1 to March 15 & 16 | 5:00-11:00pm

Fridays | 5pm – 11pm
Saturdays | 4pm – 11pm
Sundays | 4pm – 10pm
Holidays | 4pm – 11pm
Christmas Day & New Years Day | Closed

Venue: The West Island of Ontario Place, 955 Lake Shore Boulevard West, Toronto, Ontario, M6K 3B9

Paid Parking
Public transport accessible

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