And I thought where the raptors 905 played was bad. This is beyond BAD.
Spolier: the location they’re considering is BAD.
It does seem like a miss that Mississauga isn’t considering putting the stadium around Square One. My guess is that there’s no city land there that fits the bill and expropriation would be too expensive. There seems to be a sense of urgency around the timing (funding related from what i can tell in the article?)a big 20,000 seater stadium would fit in the City Centre's general scale without too much chaos.
They could find a developer willing to allow it on their land in lieu of height restriction/density easement. Heck, maybe even have the developer subsidize it by allowing a condo/hotel/whatever to be constructed alongside it. But, I digress; this is Mississauga, afterall...It does seem like a miss that Mississauga isn’t considering putting the stadium around Square One. My guess is that there’s no city land there that fits the bill and expropriation would be too expensive. There seems to be a sense of urgency around the timing (funding related from what i can tell in the article?)
nobody does. i grew up there and thought it was normal until i moved to Toronto. after living there for a bit, i realized i never wanted to go back, it's just terrible. it's not walkable.It looks like MIssissauga has no idea how to properly plan it's City Centre, I really have no idea what they are doing.
Great article on this phenomenon (“induced demand”) in Bloomberg from earlier this week:i can't for the life of me understand why every road is 6 lanes yet the traffic is still worse there than it is in Toronto.
Cycling is better there but it still sucks.
Well this is a pretty negative take. Especially considering the booming suburbs. There is no doubt Mississauga or Vaughan or whatever 905 burb will ever be Toronto. That’s true. But this is like throwing your hands up and giving up.Any "major" sports/entertainment venue in the GTA suburbs that would hope to have events regularly attracting thousands of people would almost certainly be a failure. The Mississauga (7000-seats) and Brampton (5000-seats) arenas built in 1998 for junior hockey teams have been largely ignored. The big amphitheatre (Kingswood Music Theatre) at Canada's Wonderland briefly thrived after it was built in the 1980s when the only downtown competition was grubby old Maple Leaf Gardens, but it was then quickly forgotten after SkyDome, Molson Amphitheatre, and Air Canada Centre were built.
A 5000-seat soccer stadium was to be built and open for Canada Day 2015 in Vaughan.
In reality the "stadium" turned out to be small aluminum bench stands of about 10 rows on one side of the field, that looked like they might have been capable of holding a few hundred people, although most of the time it was only a few dozen spectators.