Over several decades now, it's certainly not as though they were the only ones to see Toronto could use a venue like that, but at least now they're probably going to get one built. If it really is going to be privately financed, it's difficult to imagine what any serious objections would be. It fits into the overall plan to have Exhibition Place be more of a year-round destination. The Coliseum is not a suitable music/entertainment venue, and the Ontario Place one (Budweiser Stage) across the road is outdoors and only used in summer.OAM saw a gap in Toronto’s entertainment scene: no modern mid-sized performance venue between buildings such as Roy Thomson Hall, which seats up to 3,000, and Scotiabank Arena, which holds up to 20,000 for concerts and games for the Toronto Maple Leafs and Raptors.
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