Comment 54361

By jason (registered) | Posted January 03, 2011 at 19:04:42

Honestly, when I think about what this city needs, "new sports stadium" isn't on the list.

I agree, but we're involved in this PanAm thing and are earmarked for one, so I say let's take one that we can afford, and will bring the most public benefits. You're bang on - more people living downtown is what we need. West Harbour is sure to be a hot residential neighbourhood for condo purchasers as many units are developed and brought on stream.
Check the Chicago velodrome proposal I linked to. It's more than a cycling facility. It acts as a high end workout club for local residents and hosts many events, places to eat/drink and high level training for athletes.
It would be like putting Mac's new health/athletic centre downtown at the harbour. Talk about a huge draw for prospective home-buyers and loft/condo purchasers.

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