Comment 35622

By jason (registered) | Posted November 20, 2009 at 12:04:06

I'm no expert, but I'm guessing that stadiums weren't really built with retail malls and condo towers back in 1930. To say that only an old-boys club has benefited from Jimmy Thompson pool and Ivor Wynne Stadium is simply ridiculous. The community has been blessed with these assets for 80 years.

The new stadium location is located on a huge hunk of our ugly brownfield lands with ample opportunity for commercial and residential intensification around it, along with quick links to the water and downtown. it is also easily accessed off Hwy 403. Even without LRT the new location is miles better and way more accessible than Ivor Wynne. The fact is, this is the only way we'll get great new facilities like this in our city. This ain't Toronto where the province can force the rest of us to pony up for projects like the Skydome and BMO Field whenever they want.

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