A performance space and landscaped plaza will be open to the public in early 2019 on the north side of the venerable Royal Ontario Museum. Funded by lead donors Helga Schmidt, & Nita and Don Reed the project, occupying the foreground of the Michael Lee-Chin ‘Crystal’, will make the ROM’s presence more profound. Under construction right now – 5,000 square-feet of exterior space, gardens, outdoor seating, and an open-air stage for live music and performances overlooking Philosopher’s Walk.
<Looking east along the Bloor Street, RENDERING – Hariri Pontarini Architects>
“TORONTO is a wonderful city and it’s becoming increasingly dense. I’ve been talking to people about the need to have green spaces: places where people really feel welcome and not just a pretty place that you’re supposed to look at,” says JOSH BASSECHES, ROM Director & CEO. “The plaza will create a seamless link between the Museum & (the street) and . . . bring people together in the heart of the city.”