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We are actually in need of more, not less, NHL-regulation sized ice surfaces in the downtown/inner suburbs area.
1. We are pretty short of surfaces for organised hockey anyway, and opportunities for adult hockey (particularly for women) are being pushed out.
2, There is insufficient regulation-sized ice to get a synchro team of any description up and running. There is no opportunity to introduce ringette.
3. A multi-surface facility is needed so we can run club-level competitions to support non-elite figure skating in the city. The closest facilities are in Mississauga and York region.
2. In the Etobicoke area, the city is looking to repurpose a regulation-sized arena for curling. This is precipitated by the closure of several private curling clubs in Etobicoke, but would leave the community figure skating club there, along with the CanSkate Learn to Skate programs, without a(n accessible) home.

As the population increases, we need more, year-round, publicly owned ice and these part-time, leisurely skate round-and-round ice strips don't support any ice-based sports.
grumbles about the Portlands Sports Complex ice rinks that fell by the wayside
 

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The councillors office could take notes on how to relate with the community. Even if they (the city) knew privately that they didn't want to make changes, you should at least make people feel heard, and not paint them as a nuisance.
 

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Good news: fences went up around the western portion of the park this past weekend, so construction seems imminent. Bad news: the entire width of the park has been blocked off and there is no alternate access route to the mall from Emerson, so it looks like locals arriving on foot and by bike may have to make a rather uncomfortable detour on Dupont or Dufferin for the next 2.5 years to get groceries or go to the pharmacy.
 

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Ceremonial groundbreaking was held for the community centre and park:

 

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