Huge groundswell of public support for Ontario Science Centre: Media roundup

Immediately following the surprise closure of the Ontario Science Centre to the public last Friday, there has been an outpouring of public support to re-open the building immediately, fix the roof, and keep the Science Centre in its current location for good.

On June 21, when the rushed closure was announced and carried out, OPSEU/SEFPO President JP Hornick and leaders of Local 549 (which represents all Science Centre workers) met with the employer and with members, and released this statement: Ford government neglect allows Ontario Science Centre to crumble

That same day, government officials told the media and the union that there would be no immediate job losses. Four days later, the union was informed that all food service workers, more than 50 members, at the Science Centre would be receiving indefinite layoff notices: Ontario Science Centre layoffs imminent due to unnecessary closure to the public

Reaction from the public and the media has been swift and relentless for the past week: