Comment 44817

By over'n'over (anonymous) | Posted August 04, 2010 at 12:39:05

West harbour is a residential area. Any big event there will stream people through residential streets. The city's downtown will succeed by enticing people to live there, not by encouraging them to visit for 3-4 hours a few times a year. If putting such a facility in a residential community was good for nearby businesses, Ivor Wynne would be a great place and Barton & King Streets East would be booming. Building condos around parkland at in the west harbour would bring thousands of people into the area on a daily basis, and it's a great location to live.

I don't think the east mountain will be a big success either, but better to have this legacy sitting empty out at the Linc than in the city centre. Best of all would be to have it at a good central, commercial location where it can succeed, but that doesn't seem to be on the agenda at all. So this becomes as question of where to locate this looming failure.

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