‘Next generation’ water park and event complex with retractable roof planned to open in the Toronto Area in 2016

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Toronto might have a new destination to take the family in 2016. Toronto-based marblemedia has a dream to open a massive 100,000 square-foot indoor/outdoor water park and event complex in the GTA that will see it come with a retractable roof to ensure all-season access.

The project has been narrowed down to three sites in Mississauga and Toronto. The project is led by Mark Bishop, Co-CEO marblemedia, and Toronto entrepreneur John Barrack (previously was the COO and chief legal officer of the Canadian Media Production Association) and has an estimated cost $60 million. According to the release, marblemedia is targeting construction to begin in the spring of 2015 and be fully operational by the fall of 2016 and offer employment to 230 people.

“People in the GTA are hungry for new entertainment experiences,” said John Barrack, Managing Partner, marbleLIVE. “We’re going to give them a dynamic year-round attraction that’s part-water-park, part-theme-park and all fun, all the time.”

Ian Hardy

Ian Hardy

Been quietly creating and building things for years. Completely addicted to Tim Hortons and Maple Syrup.