- Jun 24, 2008
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FWIW a study done by vaughan figured that approx 1.5 million sq ft of office space is what would be required for the VMC to "succeed" (or whatever you want to call it). I imagine that would be spread out among multiple low to mid rise towers rather than a handful of tall high rise towers. Not sure how many sq ft this 14 story tower is...
As for the hockey rink.....the "myth" is that cities chase rinks/franchises....cities are sold on the idea by developers/owners/sports guys who have land.
I am, reasonably, sure that if someone with enough land and a viable plan had approached Vaughan with a proposal for here they would have considered it. Would they have approved a +/- $200 million contribution of public funds? That might have rasied some eyebrows (as it is raising in Markham now too)....that said, as a neutral without any bias one way or the other...yeah this would probably have been a better location than Markham.