Province to spend $2M for drive-in space at Ontario Place to provide entertainment amid COVID-19
Space to allow for drive-in version of Toronto International Film Festival
The provincial government says it's investing $2 million for socially distanced summer activities at Ontario Place, which will include a drive-in version of the Toronto International Film Festival.
Lisa MacLeod, minister of heritage, sport, tourism and culture industries, says the initiative will help Ontario communities reconnect during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funding will go towards concert performances, comedy shows and movie screenings at a drive-in space.
MacLeod said the investment will help bring Ontario's multi-billion dollar arts and entertainment industry back to life after months of dormancy.
However, she warned that the province is still in the midst of a pandemic and staff will enforce physical distancing rules throughout the events.
The events at Ontario Place will start in late July with a foreign film festival and end in mid September with nine days for TIFF.