Comment 56381

By Sky (anonymous) | Posted January 14, 2011 at 15:05:31

Hi Andrea, Serendipity and mb,

All three of you have very valid points.

I totally agree that we want ALL TYPES of leisurely events, art venues, sporting facilities it enriches lives...but we have to balance that with the costs...Live, work and play is ideal.

We all want what is best and for some it is football, for others opera, for others an Art Gallery, a hockey arena, soccer field and so on.

There is no right or wrong on our personal passions, respect the differences.

$7,500,000.00 loss to HECFI speaks volumes, but let us remember that not every entity that RENTS ~ Copp's, Hamilton Place, Convention Centre are not for profit! I don't think Bruce Springstein just rented Copp's for the day, sang his tunes, and left without making money...

Why is it so hard to see where the Ti-Cats are coming from? Bob Young's family supports our City, has donated $45,000,000.00 here, bought a losing team that was playing at one of our City owned Stadiums. So when discussions come up and he is the one paying to play, should he too not have some input? (The City subsidy $1.4M ~ Ti-Cats loss $3 M) If it was Bruce saying he was coming here and wanted Copp's ten times a year, would we treat him the same way?

I am very diversified, love theatre, watch the odd live football game, have kids in sports and the arts...I am very proud of what our City offers, just want better and have it make some financial sense.

Huge kudos to our Art Crawl and the amazing team work that has led to amazing success! James Street isn't just about the music there, it celebrates ALL THE ARTS.

Why can't we do the same? Celebrate ALL WE HAVE and work together to accept our differences and respect that a well rounded Community is a healthy Community...

Have a great day:)


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