Comment 47029

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted September 02, 2010 at 09:07:15

My preferred (new) site would be Plastimet, behind the General. Plenty of road access to the mountain and accross town (Wentworth/Victoria), huge site badly in need if remediation, and a total lack of other plans for it.

It is worth mentioning that the giant rail yard behind the MIP is out of use (according to my friend who just went through train school). The one at Bayfront is still active and clearly necessary for both future industrial and residential development in the north end. Putting a stadium in either, IMHO, would be a mistake, but the WH rail yard moreso. The railroads won't ever get that land back, and it's much harder to place a rail yard than a stadium.

If anything, Canada needs to double our national rail system (Trains, tracks etc), if we're going to survive peak oil as one of the largest and most sparsely populated countries on Earth. If we can't do that, let's at least put a moratorium on making rail freight and travel any harder or more expensive in the long run.

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