Checked out the new BMO Field this weekend at the Exhibition grounds. Im really excited about the new stadium and of course the team. More than any condo projects in the city that I'll never live in anyways. The stadium's scheduled for completion for the spring '07, in time for the inaugural season.
The stadium is very simple in design. It's basically exposed steel beams with a plain brick facade. The brick doesnt create a so much a retro feel as many other new stadiums have attempted over the past decade. Rather, simply creates a warmer and kinda established feel that fits in with century-plus old architecture of the Exhibition grounds. Considering all the debate about location, in retrospect, I couldnt imagine it anywhere else.
South West gate
South East gate
not even 100 m to the GO, TTC Street car and crumbling Gardiner Expressway.
Project renderings from Toronto FC
looking from the north
from the S/E