Originally Posted by Dado
This Lansdowne Live business has been churning for how many years now? And in all this time no one figured out what to do with the Ex?
I could understand if Lansdowne Live had gone ahead as "planned" in the year after it was announced and that had come too quickly for the Ex do be able to do anything, but now, after this many years?
They could put it in the fields north of the Bayview O-Train station. It's got the transit options, decent road connections and families can cycle there by way of the pathway. The old snow dump could be used for parking. Granted, there's some brush-clearing to do, but at least the site has access to services. They could even set up a hand-cart ride along the semi-abandoned rail line and make some money from it, since they have no intention of using it for anything useful.
I agree with Dado and Irt’s Friend. The Super Ex originally started as an agricultural fair to which many families living in eastern Ontario and western Québec can relate to. From a regional fair, it became just a bland and ordinary Midway entertainment event, just like any others.
This is the downside to the OSEG development plans. First, the trade shows are shipped out to the airport, then the Dome and the nearly 12 months a year soccer fields will no longer be and now the Ex!
This is a bad trade-off for a promised football team that may only last a few years. What are we going to be left with? A Cineplex theatre?