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By kdslote (registered) | Posted April 13, 2010 at 14:09:36

Did anyone else catch the CHCH interview with Eisenberger on Friday's 11pm news? In presenting his firm stance on stadium location, he also conceded that the window to have LRT completed in time for the Pan Am Games has closed - meaning construction can start no sooner than after the 2015 games.

I've always been on the fence about building a new stadium. If we can have LRT and a new stadium, I'm ok with it and I agree that the West Harbour is the best location.

But, if the stadium and Pan Am Games are going to compromise LRT in any way, then I say let Markham and Mississauga duke it out for the stadium and let's focus our efforts and our dollars on LRT.

Admittedly, the Pan Am Games have the potential to briefly improve our city's battered image. If we are talking long term legacy though an energy-efficient, reliable, and accessible transit system has the potential to have lasting and far-reaching positive effects - particularly within the 'Code Red' neighbourhoods that LRT will pass through.

Comment edited by kdslote on 2010-04-13 13:09:52

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