The Center Mall in Hamilton is being redeveloped as a big box strip instead of an enclosed shopping mall, originally one of the first true malls in Canada.
I'm surprised that the owners don't sell off some of that excess parking lot space and build a couple of high towers, which would suit the area rather well.
they are waiting until the area develops more so they can get more money for the land value
that area is crazy , great for investment , speaking from experience
5 years years ago brand new freehold townhouse were built
sold for $213K pre built stage
built stage $225K
now the houses are selling for $360K
imagine what the price will be after they fully develop Woodbine Live !!!!
only down side is that my property tax will go up : (
I wonder if there's been the same appreciation on the Malton side of the 427.
This probably also means the end of Fantasy Fair, that indoor amusement park which I have warm childhood memories of.
I can see the province saying..."o.k., you got your ten percent but only if Woodbine can be built as as proper full-service casino."The city would ask for 10 per cent of the net win. That's the same percentage as received by non-government shareholders: the horse breeders and the owners of the racetrack itself.
f"There's a total of 27 of them - they're communities all over Ontario and they would all like more revenue," said Holyday, who pointed out that revenue from the slots at Woodbine would be a boon to any community: including, he noted somewhat wistfully, the old municipality of Etobicoke.
"One of the things about amalgamation was that the Woodbines slots are in the former Etobicoke - and Etobicoke would have had a great existence with that revenue. We are in a situation now where we're sharing that revenue with everyone else."
Wierd. All I remember from the Frugal Fair was a collection of half-assed rides and amusements which Woodbine picked out of Florida's trash. And it all emitted the pungent redolence of early-childhood urine; a splendid attraction indeed!