Newcomer families field trip to Ontario Place

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The heat and humidity outside maybe skyrocketing, but that did not deter the LSP clients from coming out for a field trip to Ontario Place on Canada Day.  Prior to that, they had already gathered in the cool basement of the Lillian H. Smith Library for an orientation session on the history, design and facilities of Ontario Place.
On the day itself, the clients were shown how to get to the venue by TTC, given a map of the two islands and taught how to navigate to the numerous attractions starting from Trillium Park, Echo Beach and the marina on the East Island. More importantly, the clients were delighted to have the opportunity to experience a free IMAX double bill screening at the Cinesphere. They particularly enjoyed the North Of Superior documentary, which was the first official IMAX film commissioned for the then new Cinephere in 1971.
The weather turned out to be quite forgiving and cool towards the second half of the trip when the clients saunter around the West Island visiting attractions such as the ‘sunken ships’, the pods and the Lookout Point.
It was quite a long but constructive day – all the clients reside in downtown but have never been to this attraction south of the CNE. They were all very grateful for the experience and forward to the next orientation session/ field trip to some less well-known historical attractions in Toronto.