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Right: Houseboat Community and Toronto

right: Councillor Joe Cressy, shown with architect Michael McClelland, left, and waterfront advocate Cynthia Wilkey, right, says the provincial government should work with Toronto rather than forge ahead independently on a redevelopment of Ontario Place, according to Toronto Star. David Rider / Toronto Star Thirty-six presentations were heard during the meeting, which went on for more than three-and-a-half hours but didn't lack thoughtfully and passionately presented ideas ranging from museums to a houseboat community to a family-oriented music theme park. Public consultations on the future of the neglected waterfront park and the local landmarks contained therein began Tuesday evening at city hall, and the boisterous turnout was enough to fill an entire committee room and half the overflow room across the hall. The two rooms were packed with representatives of activist groups such as the newly formed Ontario Place for All and Waterfront for All, the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario, community groups from Parkdale, Dundas and Ossington and nearby Liberty Village, as well as numerous regular citizens who simply care about preserving the space. The rooms erupted in applause after each proposal was made. Also in attendance were at least one retired civil servant from the Ontario tourism ministry, former Ontario Place manager Max Beck, and even a guy from a group called Toronto Slackline. ( As reported in the news.