G20: A view of the fake lake

Journalists take in the view at the fake lake at the Direct Energy Centre. (Lianne Elliott/CBC)

By Lianne Elliott, CBC News

lianne-elliott-52.jpgThe so-called fake lake has opened its doors to journalists with little fanfare.
A few journalists wandered about to examine the wood Muskoka chairs, shallow pool and stacked canoes sitting in front of a giant screen flashing images of Ontario lakes. The exhibit at the Direct Energy Centre at the Canadian National Exhibition is meant to simulate Ontario's cottage country in the heart of Toronto.

The $1.9-million tourism pavilion in the summit media centre has come under criticism from opposition MPs and others for being too costly.

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