When you look at the night sky, what do you see?
Do you dream of other worlds? Wonder how stars shine? Ponder the origins of life? Plan your trip to Mars? Young and old, space fascinates us all. A planetarium is an immersive theatre that allows you to explore these ideas and follow these dreams.
The Sky's The Limit
We are Working to
bring a Planetarium
Back to Toronto,
and a virtual
planetarium for Canada
Space Place Planetarium Canada is a non-profit, multi-disciplinary group of professionals determined to bring a public planetarium back to Toronto. Key advisors and committee leads from across North America, include many experienced in the design, planning and operating science centres and planetariums.
Toronto has not had a public planetarium since 1995, and the city is the largest without one. It is a critical missing piece of Toronto’s tourism and educational infrastructure. Our leadership team includes corporate management experience in aerospace and technology and large scale cross sector projects, professional and amateur astronomers, a former Ontario Deputy Minister of Tourism, and a former Toronto Catholic District School Board Chair.
There are many ways with which you can help
At Space place our mission is to build a much needed planetarium in the Toronto area.
To do this, we will need your help. Any donation (big or small) will be greatly appreciated for our goal. You will be able to track all the progress directly on this site.
If you’d like to know more, feel free to contact us and we will ensure you’re informed on all of our latest news, events and ways you can help support our cause.
our work inspires Generations
The Planetarium’s mission is to introduce and inform the general public – student, tourist, the astronomy buff, and the merely curious – of the wonders of space, the role of humankind in space and an understanding life on earth (Arctic, Antarctic, the oceans, and deserts) and our impact on it.
Our planetarium will bring to life human initiatives in astronomy and aerospace, showcasing VR (virtual reality), AR (augmented reality) and AI (artificial intelligence) applications in an innovative exciting story-telling format.
Space Place Planetarium will include public exhibits and hands-on workshop spaces. Our website will be designed to promote and support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) education for elementary and secondary students, STEAM careers, and STEAM recruitment – with special attention to expanding access to students and families in priority neighbourhoods.
How is STEAM different from STEM? It uses the same concepts, but inquiry and problem-based learning is used in a creative approach to learning which supports an appreciation of art and design principles.
Meet Our Sponsors, they've helped us
every Step of the way
The following organizations are pivotal in the success of our planetarium efforts.
Without them, we wouldn’t be able to continue to grow our support and reach the stars.