I've thought for years that the western island would make a great location for a First Nations history museum--and some kind of memorial/monument as well. It could incorporate some of those pretty glass domes posted upthread but they would be used to house recreations of local old growth forests, indigenous communities and what have you. The overall theme or spirit of the place would be In keeping with the original mission of 1970s Ontario educationment, but switched out with what existed beforehand. Kind of a Pre-Ontario Place, if you will.
Frankly, It's high time we properly acknowledged the people whose land we currently occupy.
I'm all for a museum of First Nations history; however, the optics of locating it on such a peripheral site relative to the core and detached from actual Indigenous historical sites aren't great. Either locate it in the thick of things downtown (e.g., the coach terminal site) where it can stand prominently amid the day-to-day or put it near a site of historical importance like the Teieiagon site or Taber Hill.
I'm glad to see Therme coming to Toronto. Our public aquatic facilities are great if you're looking for a regularly scheduled workout but very limited in leisure swim time, especially when the outdoor pools/waterparks are closed. While I'm sensitive to equity and accessibility concerns, they seem to have struck an all right balance here, and it provides an option for those of us who don't have access to a backyard pool, lakefront cottage or tropical vacations. And at the prices floated up-thread, it appears this will be much better value (not to mention much less gimmicky) than nearby also-on-public-land Medieval Times.
That said, I'm no fan of this government or the process that got us here.