Comment 55668

By Robert D (anonymous) | Posted January 11, 2011 at 14:00:08

@Lawrence, your confusion about the velodrome is understandable.

The funding currently earmarked for the velodrome is sufficient to have a fabric over steel frame structure which would not be suitable for year-round use, and likely have a significantly limited lifespan. Toronto 2015 noted that, if less money were spent on a stadium, then they could reallocate the funds they earmarked to the stadium (and the city earmarked to the stadium) to create a more "permanent" year round facility for the velodrome.

With the IWS proposal using all the Toronto 2015 funding allocated to it by the city and the various levels of government, the velodrome must look elsewhere (private fundraising?) to try and upgrade the facility to something more permanent.

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As for someone talking about remediation in the west harbour now making the area "shovel ready" my sense was the remediation was sufficient for a stadium use, but additional remediation would be required for residential/office use (I think).

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