Comment 56704

By F. Ward Cleat (anonymous) | Posted January 17, 2011 at 15:24:14

As a city we embarked on a year long site selection journey only to arrive where we began. We are left with 2 urban renewal settings, both in need of our attention. The challenge should be to find a best use solution that can be achieved within our means. Neither Ward 2 or Ward 3 is blessed with an abundance of amateur sports facilities, whereas the TO.2015 mandate is to enhance and build upon our amateur sports legacy.
As it is today the IW district includes IW Stadium, Brian Timmis Stadium, Scott Park Ice Rink, Jimmy Thompson Memorial Pool and 2 or 3 baseball diamonds. Other than the privately owned former Scott Park S.S and small parking lot there's no space left to add a reported 1000 to 1500 parking spots without forgoing the existing amateur sports infrastructure, never mind building a further legacy.
Combining the West Harbour lands with the IW district we could achieve all the goals set out by TO.2015 and more. All that remains to be seen is 'what goes where.'

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