Comment 55117

By Henry and Joe (anonymous) | Posted January 07, 2011 at 17:14:10

I actually don't have a problem with Mississauga getting a stadium for soccer. I have worked and lived there, and I think Mississauga is lacking such a venue. The Pan-Am games is a big distraction from our upper levels of government, and I for one have been taken in with the whole thing. It seems to highlight the problem of subsidiarity that Jane Jacobs wrote about. The decisions that affect us as Hamiltonians are too far removed from us. Mississauga needs a stadium for soccer/football - yet they don't get one. We need money to clean up brownfields and toxic waste, but yet we don't get it, unless we agree to spend countless dollars studying stadium sites and losing time that we could spend on other issues.

Thanks to WentworthSt., Mr. Janitor and Lawrence for making a case for IWS re purposing, because that is an issue that needs to be dealt with in a serious way. I'm not sure if it's a better option than WH, but I like the idea of planning for the eventual departure of the ticats.

Jason, I like the pix and the ideas for IWS, but how do we sell this area to new buyers, with the image of Consumer Glass/Dofasco due north in this image? (some of it, I like btw) I'm concerned about WH not meeting its potential, but I'm also worried about Barton between Wentworth and Victoria. It's looking like a war zone.

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