Comment 40773

By rrrandy (registered) - website | Posted May 17, 2010 at 23:41:19

Yeah, I wasn't sure how this project gets approval from the councillor without any input from the community - nor could I make sense of the rationale for locating a facility like this on the edge of Cootes Paradise - the people behind this seem to be jumping around without much thought - there is a buried dump under the soccer fields, there is no decent transit, and they talk about using existing mountain bike trails nearby, which I take to mean the RBG north shore, or the Bruce Trail, neither of which are meant for bikes, being footpaths through environmentally sensitive areas. ( Originally the Velodrome/Pan Am folks were talking about how they would have synergies being built together at the Pan Am stadium site (, but that baby's been tossed too, it appears.

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