Place Seen As Important to the Waterfront
Torontonians not keen on a Casino, but
approve of a Ferris Wheel
21st— In a random sampling of public opinion taken by the Forum Poll™
among 1427 Torontonians, 18 years of age or older, 8 in 10 (TOP2: 81%) say that Ontario Place is important to
Toronto's waterfront, with half (53%) saying it's very important.
One-fifth (BTM2: 19%) say that it isn't important to the
waterfront, with about 1 in 10 (9%) saying it's not important at all.
disapprove of a Casino at Ontario Place
disapprove of a casino at Ontario Place, with a third (30%) saying they
approve. One-sixth (14%) say they do not know.
Almost three-quarters not likely to
visit a Casino at Ontario Place
(BTM2: 71%) say they are not likely to visit a casino if one is built at
Ontario Place, with more than half (58%) saying they are not likely to visit at
About 3 in 10 (TOP2:
29%) say they are likely to visit, with about 1 in 10 (12%) saying they are
More than half say they would approve of
a Ferris Wheel
The majority (54%) of
Torontonians say they would approve of a Ferris Wheel, like the London Eye,
being built at Ontario Place. One quarter (25%) say they disapprove, while
one-fifth (21%) say they do not know.
About 9 in 10 say it's important for the
public to access the waterfront at Ontario place
About 9 in 10 (TOP2:
87%) say it's important for the public to easily access the waterfront at
Ontario Place, with almost two-thirds (60%) saying it's very important.
(BTM2: 13%) say it's not important, with about 1 in 20 (6%) saying it's not
important at all.
“According to the vast majority of
Torontonians, Ontario Place is an important part of the city's waterfront,”
said Dr. Lorne Bozinoff, President of Forum Research. “And while most wouldn't
support a casino on the site, they approve of a large Ferris Wheel, similar to
the London Eye.”
Ph.D. is the president and founder of Forum Research. He can be reached at
firstname.lastname@example.org or at (416) 960-9603.