Hamilton City Council facing July Deadline for Velodrome

By Joey Coleman
Published July 12, 2011

Hamilton City Council may need to hold at least one special meeting before the end of July as external deadline for the velodrome Request for Proposals process is July 28.

That's when Toronto 2015 CEO Ian Troop stated he plans to issue the RFP for the new facility. In order to issue the RFP, a site is required.

When last updated by city staff, Council was looking at a partnership with Mohawk College to build the velodrome at the Fennell campus.

Unless Toronto 2015 delays the RFP process, we should expect City Council to meet in the next three weeks to decide the location.

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Joey Coleman covers Hamilton Civic Affairs.

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By Robert D (anonymous) | Posted July 12, 2011 at 17:06:19

Come watch the amazing last-minute council! See how they dither away precious time avoiding real decisions! Watch as they are ambushed by deadlines communicated well in advance. Laugh as you watch them twist and turn their way through a last-minute deal that they likely have next to no information on, involving sites that were never properly evaluated and have received little input from the cycling community. Weep as they express shock and outrage at the lack of information available and contemplate requesting an extension!*

*Note, actual contents of program may vary. The above represents dramatic hyperbole in the style of a side-show carnival promoter. Reality may be far more mundane, and sad.

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By mystoneycreek (registered) - website | Posted July 12, 2011 at 20:07:07 in reply to Comment 66075



Can't wait for the full production, with all the bells and whistles.

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By Robert D (anonymous) | Posted July 18, 2011 at 11:14:40 in reply to Comment 66084

Only ten more days to go until the least spectacular show on earth! Hurry, buy your tickets now, they're going fast! What will happen is anyone's guess!

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By RenaissanceWatcher (registered) | Posted August 06, 2011 at 14:58:52

According to a recent item in the Hamilton Spectator, Infrastructure Ontario extended the Pan Am velodrome RFP deadline from July 28th to August 30th.

City staff will be presenting a verbal report on the velodrome at the General Issues Committee meeting on August 9, 2011.

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