What the city has said is that the Gardens is nearing the end of its life as a spectator facility. There may be many ongoing and future uses for it by taking out the 3,371 seats. A massive room unobstructed by floor columns poses any number of possibilities.
I do not understand what the difference is between having 3,371 spectators in seats or
A decommissioned and re-purposed Gardens should serve the city on a daily basis, not an event basis, providing a broad range of uses. This does not lock its future onto one course.
Important events there, like the south-side Remembrance Day ceremony and school graduations, should continue, a city report says. We agree, and we foresee the city’s annual multicultural festival laid out over a potential 40,000 square feet — a feast for the eyes and tummies.
Maybe someone can explain it to me. Either it is safe for people to be inside the building or not. What they do in there is not really relevant. Is it?
Then there is ….
the obvious benefit of operating the Gardens in partnership with private concerns if not selling it outright.
So, let me get this straight. We taxpayers will partner with the private sector, turning the F.W. Gardens, which will, undoubtedly, be upgraded at taxpayers expense, creating direct competition for the proposed $106 million taxpayer funded Event Centre? Really? That is what you are proposing here?
Nope. I believe the F.W. Gardens will still be used for spectators for a while yet. The $106 million Event Centre is still in limbo, particularly funding.
“There’s a lot more life in this building” – Conrad Boychuk CEI Architecture Tbnewswatch Dec 18, 2013
Thunder Bay, Ontario and Canada will have cut back on spending sometime. Health care or a new hockey rink? You decide.