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Ontario Pavilion

Beneath the soaring roofline of the Ontario pavillion is an eye-opening window on the vast, rich progressive Province of Ontario.

The pavilion on ile Notre-Dame can be searched by Expo-Express or Minirail. The roof is a soaring angled structure of pyramid shapes which appears to float over an exhibit platform 18 feet above ground level. The roof os an opaque vinyl glass fiber membrane stretched over cigar-shaped steel booms. These lean at many angles to create various-sized exhibit areas.

On the exhibit platform are 16 bilingual exhibits. a circular theater and a large restaurant complex.

The exhibits capture in a highly imaginative and entertaining fashion the mood, character and dynamic outlook of the province. Colorful, amusing painting portray Ontario through a child's eyes. Larger then life-size robots discuss the career opportunities for young people in Ontario. A flashback to Ontario in 1900 portrays the homes, entertainment, architecture and people of the period. Other exhibits describe finance, growth of population and a look into the 21th century.

The focal point is the 570-seat circula theater which presents a unique, multi-image 16 minute film.

( Document: Official Guide of l'Expo 67, Copyright 1967 by Maclean-Hunter Publishing Co. Ltd. )


Man and is World in 1969 - Face Of Winter

Ski-dooing, quickly becoming one of Canada's most popular winter sports, is an added feature in this pavilion. True-to-life scenes depict various uses of the vehicle: Exploits of the team of daring adventurer-explorers who travelled on ski-doos to the North Pole and the Eskimos who ride them to hunt and fish.

The musical song of the presentation, in french, it's Mon pays, c'est l'hiver as interpreted by famed chansonnier Gilles Vigneault, the author, and Monique Leyrac, greets the visitor. Hidden amplifiers supply the music, as they do other songs and appropriate sound effects eslewhere in the pavilion.

(Man and his world 1969 - Official Guide - published by the city of Montreal)

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