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April 23, 2023—Last week Ontario Premier Doug Ford announced that Ontario Science Centre will move to Ontario Place as an anchor tenant. The move is part of the redevelopment plan of Ontario Place as a world-class, year-round destination. The science centre’s new home will be in a custom-built, state-of-the-art facility, as well as in the preserved and upgraded iconic Cinesphere and Pod complex. Construction is expected to begin in 2025, with an opening slated for 2028. In the meantime, Ontario Science Centre remains open at the current Don Mills and Eglinton location.
July 29, 2022—After 41 years of service, giant screen industry veteran Glenn Shaver has retired, effective July 1 of this year. Glenn’s career includes positions at Ontario Place Corporation and Ontario Science Centre, where the theaters under his direction won multiple industry awards. His leadership positions with GSCA included the Board of Directors and co-chair of two committees. Glenn was also the first recipient of the GSCA Big Shoe Award, which recognizes exemplary volunteers. Though Glenn is retiring from his full-time work, he will continue to do some work for Ontario Place as Senior Advisor and in his part-time business of over 40 years—Shaver and Co. Ltd.—specialising in the design and installation of commercial sound and video systems. Luckily for us, he plans to stay involved with GSCA and hopes to attend the conference in Chattanooga in September. We wish him the very best in his retirement and thank him for everything he has done for GSCA and the industry.
December 8, 2021—The Ontario Science Centre proudly celebrates 25 years of delivering
engaging and educational large-format films in the OMNIMAX® Theatre with
the opening of original IMAX® film, Asteroid Hunters
on December 15. “We’re delighted to celebrate 25 years of sharing the unique and
immersive cinematic experience of the OMNIMAX® Theatre with visitors to
the Ontario Science Centre,” said Paul Kortenaar, CEO, Ontario Science
Centre. “Our steady lineup of outstanding educational films continues
with this latest space film about the brilliant minds and intriguing
science behind detecting and tracking asteroids. We can’t wait for our
visitors to see it.”
November 15, 2016—On Friday, October 7, 2016, the Giant Screen Cinema Association's (GSCA) Technical Committee hosted a digital dome demo in the Shopper's Drug Mart Omnimax Theatre at the Ontario Science Centre in Toronto, Ontario. Evans & Sutherland installed a True8K system using 10 Christie Mirage 304K projectors that, before this demo, had never been demonstrated in a giant screen dome, anywhere in the world. Click here for a comprehensive summary of the demo.
Evans & Sutherland Also to Demo 8K Digital Fulldome Digistar 5 System at Ontario Science Centre
July 7, 2016—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce that Evans & Sutherland (E&S) will support the GSCA 2016 International Conference and Trade Show as a partner-level sponsor, the highest level of support. The conference will be held in Toronto on October 4-7, 2016, hosted by the Cineplex Scotiabank IMAX Theatre and Ontario Science Centre.
December 22, 2015—The Giant Screen Cinema Association (GSCA) is pleased to announce that its 2016 International Conference and Trade Show will be held on October 4-7 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Cineplex Scotiabank IMAX Theatre will host flat-screen presentations on the IMAX next-generation digital laser projection system, and the Ontario Science Centre will host 15/70 film presentations on the dome screen in the Shoppers Drug Mart Omnimax Theatre. The Fairmont Royal York is the official event hotel. Registration and film submissions for the conference will open in April 2016.