Comment 43856

By Hunter (anonymous) | Posted July 22, 2010 at 11:37:22

That's a good summary of what the downtown stadium is all about.

People are not hesitant to point out that Copps did not turn downtown around. Unfortunately Copps was built in good faith for an NHL team that was given to Ottawa instead, thus delaying for a generation other downtown developments that might have led to "critical renewal".

We are approaching the "critical renewal" point now with the art gallery, central library, farmer's market, Copps, accessible and desirable waterfront, james st., lister restoration etc. all being reasons to live in and visit the core. The stadium in this general area, new GO stops and most importantly the LRT I believe will all galvanize the reality of "critical renewal" and private sector momentum can take over.

Increasing the desirability of downtown automatically increases the desirability (and property values) of the suburbs. It does not work the other way around.

A WH stadium will not make the ti-cats rich but it is economically feasible. The reality is that that's the most a CFL owner can hope for.


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