Comment 53359

By arienc (registered) | Posted December 20, 2010 at 22:21:40 bring up a good point, there are a lot of pluses to the Confederation location that were not there with the Aberdeen location.

If you look a the existing parking area, there is a grassy "berm" area there sitting there doing nothing, which is almost the same size as the existing IWS. I don't think building a stadium on this site would have to damage the park's ecology to such an extent as what you've drawn in here.

The status quo is an unkempt weeded-over ex-campground. It's not like we're talking about pristine forestland here. The park needs a refresh badly, and the draw of a stadium could be just what it needs to catalyze its renewal.

While some on-site parking would have to be supplied, the GO station on-site would be a plus, although getting to the park from the station is still not a pleasant situation without some additional expenditure for pedestrian walkways, etc. The plus is a 10 minute train ride from Downtown, and a 30-40 minute train ride from Oakville, Burlington & Aldershot, which all seem to manage to get lots of Ti-Cat fans out to Argo games.

I find it rather telling that Metrolinx announced just last week that the GO would in fact be built at Centennial instead of at Fruitland. Foreshadowing?

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