Park Place is a former park located at Highway 400 (exit 90) off Mapleview Drive East (formerly Molson Park Drive) in the south end of Barrie, Ontario, Canada. A park is a protected area of Land and Water, usually in its natural or semi-natural (landscaped state and set aside for some purpose often to do with human The King's Highway 400, more commonly known as Highway 400 or the 400, is a key north-south 400-Series Highway in the Canadian province of Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page
Originally named Molson Park, the lands were formerly owned by the Molson brewery plant located nearby. Molson is the Canadian division of the world's fifth-largest brewing company, the Molson Coors Brewing Company. Due to a change in inter-provincial alcohol production regulations, the Molson plant was closed and abandoned in September 2000. In late November of 1999 in a last ditch effort to save their jobs, workers staged an occupation of the plant.  Following an end to the occupation, the lands were thereafter put on the market for sale, subsequently purchased by a commercial land developer and renamed 'Park Place'.
The former park was a popular open-air concert venue, having hosted 102.1 The Edge's Edgefest, Lollapalooza, and The Van's Warped Tour rock festivals. CFNY-FM is a Canadian Radio station, broadcasting at 1021 FM. Edgefest, a yearly outdoor rock concert festival that primarily promotes Canadian rock music began in 1987 as a thank-you gesture to the listeners of Toronto radio Lollapalooza is an American music festival featuring Alternative rock, hip hop, and Punk rock bands Dance and Comedy performances Vans is a Southern California-based manufacturer of sneakers, bmx shoes and other shoe types catering primarily to the Skateboarder / surfer youth market The Warped Tour' is a touring music and Extreme sports festival A rock festival, or a rock fest, is a large-scale outdoor Rock music Concert, featuring multiple acts often spread out over several days On July 2, 2005, Park Place welcomed 35,000 spectators to the Canadian portion of the Live 8 concert series - simultaneously held in 8 countries world wide to raise awareness of world hunger. Live 8 was a string of Benefit concerts that took place on 2 July, 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa. 
On January 12, 2004, the former Molson plant was found to be home to an illegal marijuana grow-op housing an estimated 30,000 marijuana plants with an estimated street value of $30 million; at the time, it was the largest marijuana grow-op bust in Canada's history. Cannabis, also known as marijuana or marihuana, or ganja (from Hindi / Sanskrit: गांजा gānjā hemp) is a Legal issues of cannabis article The matter has been discussed to death and does not belong in this article 
On October 31, 2006 commercial real estate developers North American Acquisition Inc (NAA), a subsidiary of North American Development Group, LLC (NADG) won an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) appeal of a rezoning application that had been previously denied by the City of Barrie to rezone the Park Place lands from general industrial to business park zones, and general commercial or mixed employment. The Ontario Municipal Board (OMB is an independent administrative tribunal that hears applications and appeals on municipal and planning matters such as zoning bylaws subdivision plans  The City of Barrie had opposed NAA's rezoning application on the basis that it would use a large portion of the City's scarce industrial lands, yet only contribute low-wage retail jobs to the local economy. The former Park Place lands are now scheduled to become a commercial centre hosting medium format retail, restaurants, hotels and entertainment.