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The Ford government wants to move the Science Center to the shores of Lake Ontario in Toronto. (Archive photo)

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Doug Ford's government must finally present on Wednesday its feasibility study on the project to move the Science Center to Ontario Place near the banks of the Lake Ontario in Toronto.

The province has so far refused to release the report, despite requests for access to the report. x27;information.

The project is criticized by many residents and elected officials, including Olivia Chow, the mayor of Toronto.

Infrastructure Ontario must present the provincial plan Wednesday morning and answer questions from the media.

The Ford government says the Science Center is dilapidated and that it would be less expensive to build a new museum than to renovate the current facilities. Last summer, a walkway connecting the main entrance to the exhibition halls had to be closed because it was deemed unsafe.

The province adds that the Ontario Place site would be more easily accessible, even if a station of the new Ontario metro line must be located near the Ontario metro line. current location.

Opponents of the proposed move argue that the Science Center is a historic building and that it creates jobs in a less affluent sector.

As part of the provincial-municipal funding agreement announced Monday, the Ford government must evaluate the possibility of continuing to offer some activities at the current location, even if a new Science Center is built at Ontario Place.

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