View Poll Results: Where should the new Argonauts Stadium be located?

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  • Richmond Hill

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  • Markham

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  • Vaughan

    7 13.21%
  • Woodbine Racetrack

    4 7.55%
  • York University

    2 3.77%
  • Downsview

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  • BMO Field

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    Random note: the Wikipedia page on the Dome had no mention whatsoever of the change over to grass. I just updated it. NOW it's common knowledge!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tau Ceti View Post
    Random note: the Wikipedia page on the Dome had no mention whatsoever of the change over to grass. I just updated it. NOW it's common knowledge!
    Lol @ Wikipedia being used as a reference for anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neely2005 View Post
    Lol @ Wikipedia being used as a reference for anything.
    You may be surprised how that is the go to site for initial info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neely2005 View Post
    Lol @ Wikipedia being used as a reference for anything.
    Study: Wikipedia as accurate as Britannica

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    I think going to a refurbished BMO is the best option, but only if MLSE buys the team. It's the safest bet.

    But if it comes to best location for a new stadium, I'm surprised nobody's mentioned the Portlands. Minutes from downtown, thousands of acres of developable land, its the perfect place for a Lansdowne Stadium-type development with lots of commercial and residential in and around the stadium. Enough land -- downtown land -- that could attract a really great civic-pride kind of development.

    The best part is how the changing transportation infrastructure could make the Portlands a perfect fit for the future. The Gardiner east of Jarvis is coming down. They are going to completely redesign the Don Valley/Gardiner/Lakeshore interchange. You could have a Don Valley offramp heading straight into the stadium area, and a Lakeshore Southeast turnoff coming off the Gardiner eastbound.

    The new Downtown Relief Subway line is supposed to head south from Pape Station then west to the West Donlands, pretty easy (relatively) to connect to the Portlands from there. No real good GO solution, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    The new Downtown Relief Subway line is supposed to head south from Pape Station then west to the West Donlands, pretty easy (relatively) to connect to the Portlands from there. No real good GO solution, though.
    Problem is that relief line is probably at least ten years away. They haven't even started an Environmental Assessment. Ford and Miller both screwed the city by ignoring this project.

    Couldn't they add a GO station somewhere between Cherry Street and the Don?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neely2005 View Post
    Anything that can be edited by anyone has inherent problems.
    At least it can be edited. How do you fix a mistake in a book? Or a newspaper? Those have limited editors, and they make mistakes.
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    Can't remember where I read it, but it said something like most Wikipedia "vandalism" was corrected within four minutes.

    Remember, Wikipedia has checks and balances for writing to it. I even corrected something once.

    I was reading the entry on the Toronto Maple Leafs and some clown changed the names of The Kid Line to Chen Lee, Kwang Ho and Kam Lo (making names up, can't remember what they were exactly) I figured out how to make a correction and went and fixed it.

    It's been so long, but IIRC it logs people's IP addresses so they have an idea of who is vandalizing and who is correcting, so vandalism is kept to a minimum. In fact, I don't recall seeing anything glaringly wrong since (not to say that doesn't happen).

    To me the strength of Wikipedia are the links at the bottom of the entry that lead to a more first hand source of info.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paulwoods13 View Post
    Yeah, it's amazing we haven't had much traffic on this topic lately. So get ready for a year or so of speculation.

    In (slightly) related news, someone on riderfans has noted that Raptors play at home at 1 o'clock on Nov. 17, and speculated the Eastern Final might be moved to prime time. Speaking personally I would be in favour of that. I'd hate waiting all day for it to start, but the buzz created by a prime-time game would be cool, IMO. I thought the atmosphere and buzz were amazing at the 2004 Eastern Semifinal although a lot of that was likely due to its Friday night time slot.
    I believe I was the one that made the specualtion but I was told by Lyle E. Style that , and I quote, 'Early season Craptors aren't a big draw'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by argolio View Post
    Problem is that relief line is probably at least ten years away. They haven't even started an Environmental Assessment. Ford and Miller both screwed the city by ignoring this project.

    Couldn't they add a GO station somewhere between Cherry Street and the Don?
    Well the rail line runs right along there, I suppose they could, it's probably a similar distance away from Union that the Ex stop is.

    As for the infrastructure, sure there's a lot that needs to happen for the Portlands but not much more than if they put the stadium up in Boonerville like some suggest. Putting the team way up there would be suicide, the Argos would become the next Toronto Lynx.

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    How about the RAPTORS switching their time ? This is a very important play-off game , not JUST a game a couple of weeks into the schedule !

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    I was about to suggest the Portlands ; clearly the big plans that were once pegged for there are gathering dust .

    BTW , this subway relief has been bandied about since the late '60's ; so we shouldn't count on that .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rich View Post
    Well the rail line runs right along there, I suppose they could, it's probably a similar distance away from Union that the Ex stop is.

    As for the infrastructure, sure there's a lot that needs to happen for the Portlands but not much more than if they put the stadium up in Boonerville like some suggest. Putting the team way up there would be suicide, the Argos would become the next Toronto Lynx.
    Most of the Argonauts fans are from the 905 and Vaughan has highways and a TTC Subway stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnnyice View Post
    BTW , this subway relief has been bandied about since the late '60's ; so we shouldn't count on that .
    Difference is Toronto Council has definitively declared it the city's next major transit priority. So it'll happen when funding is secured.

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    Quote Originally Posted by argolio View Post
    Difference is Toronto Council has definitively declared it the city's next major transit priority. So it'll happen when funding is secured.
    So best case scenario is that it's a decade away. Vaughan TTC Subway has already completed all tunneling and will open within 2 years.

    Plus the relief line isn't necessarily the next line to get built. Tim Hudak says that he wants to build the relief line and the Richmond Hill extension. Who knows which one will get built first.

    http://m.theglobeandmail.com/news/po...service=mobile

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    Funny on Ticketmaster, you have to search for this game, and then when you find it, there is a comment about limited tickets left, however it's not posted under HOT Ticket, that section is reserved for the Raptors, Marles, and the NFL game in Toronto. I would think, MLSE and Rogers pay to have that placement up front on Zticketmaster

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    As a resident of Pickering, I think our city should be considered. There is tons of room near the newly renovated GO station (where the large secondary parking lot is which the city is planning to remove for "growth"), that is 30 minutes from downtown on the express Lakeshore East line (40 minutes non-express). This area is also literally right off the 401 (making it a 20-30 minute drive for anyone in Toronto that lives near the 401). It would also be relatively easy to build a 401 off ramp right at the location. For anyone who is unfamiliar with the area, use Google Maps to check the travel time to the intersection of Liverpool and Bayly. I bet it's not that long of a time. The location would be very easily accessible for anyone near the Lakeshore GO line or the 401, which is a very large portion of people. It would also be able to draw on Durham Region's 500k+ population, the northern suburbs of Markham, Richmond Hill and Vaughan, and would undoubtedly draw people from as far east as Peterborough. I'd argue that the western side of the Toronto, and Mississauga, are too close to Hamilton as well.

    Just another idea to consider.

    Edit: What the area looks like right now: https://maps.google.ca/?ll=43.833575...12,233.52,,0,0. The other side of that dead end is the 401.
    Last edited by ArgosFanEastSide; 11-19-2013 at 11:54 PM.

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    That would be great for me but I expect a new Stadium will be more central. Either BMO or more north central.

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