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.
We have a potential location !!
We have a potential location for a new planetarium at “The Atrium on Bay” in downtown Toronto. It’s exciting news but we need your help to confirm engineering feasibility. Please click below for more information and for how you can help.!!
Join Our Events
We run virtual and in-person events regularly with speakers on topic ranging from exploring the night sky to the business of space exploration. Please check out our Events page and join us by registering. Best of all – it’s free !!
Our next event is on October 3rd, 2023. Please check out events page for more details or register here.
Please check out two updates from our directors in our blog. The first is from Wintta Ghebreiyesus about the Launch Canada event held in August that we sponsored. The second is from Katanya Kunz on “Photons in Space” and Canada’s first quantum satellite mission.
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 an iconic 21st century public planetarium back to Toronto, supporting a virtual planetarium for Canada and the world.
Toronto has not had a public planetarium since 1995, and the city is the largest tourist destination in the World without one. It is a critical missing piece of Toronto’s tourism and educational infrastructure.
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.