The government of Canada financed the early stages of Waterfront Centre to attract new residents and tourism. In a similar fashion, the province of Ontario paid to create Ontario Place, hence the name. The 155 acre theme park opened in 1971 on three artificial islands south of Exhibition Place. After years of falling attendance and growing deficits, the park closed in 2012. Future plans are pending. One of the original attractions still open is the Cinesphere. Inside this 115 foot triodetic dome is an IMAX movie theater. The massive screen measures 80 feet wide by 60 feet high.