Comment 38256

By jason (registered) | Posted February 20, 2010 at 14:28:18

no, I'm not trying to ram it somewhere it doesn't belong. My point was merely that we shouldn't let a small group determine where it goes based on unfounded fears of their kids having to come into the city to use it. By all means we should make sure it lands at the best location that will work with the PanAm Games and then for the use of Hamiltonians for years to come. I'm simply stating that the main purpose of the facility is a combination of what works for the games and what works long term.
Someone asking for it in their backyard simply for selfish reasons doesn't pass as a reason worth considering for a single second. It may not fit at the west harbour, although I tend to like the idea of clustering the new facilities with Copps and easy access to one of our emerging tourist districts along the harbour and with good GO and HSR connections proposed.

I can't think of any good reason during the games or long-term to locate it out in the Meadowlands area. It's inaccessible during and after the games. Perhaps the velodrome could be located on our of many parking lots downtown, but again I'm not sure the PanAm people want to get into disconnecting these facilities. Perhaps a site near Copps would work??

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