Comment 46733

By slodrive (registered) | Posted August 30, 2010 at 16:09:39

Personally, I think this site IS a compromise from all sides. And, i think it's workable. As I've mentioned many times here and on the ticat boards, I prefer a downtown/ core stadium. West Harbour is about as 'downtown/core' as this site (Edit -- sorry, my point here is that I don't feel the WH is 'downtown/core' either. Of course it's closer...). So, not my first choice, but I can live with it.

Its proximity to HSR lines will encourage public transit -- and really, a 2.5 km jont to Hess Villiage isn't all that bad. Likely unwalkable, but within striking distance.

To me, at least this is a site (like the West Harbour) that can become more reliant on public transportation -- where the East Mountain really couldn't. Technically, like other venues and events, shuttles could run service from each GO platform (LIUNA Station and Hunter) if need be. To me, GO having much of an impact (save for games against the Argos) is still well in the future.

I think this can be a nice showcase piece for our city -- and I think it can be reasonably successful for the Ticats. Thus, limiting subsidy.

It's not perfect by any stretch. But I think this is something that can fit within the city-building objectives and foster increased downtown activity.

Comment edited by slodrive on 2010-08-30 15:14:41

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