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Markham is building for the future


A 2005 Van Hool newA330 stops at Warden Vivast...

A 2005 Van Hool newA330 stops at Warden Vivastation, in Markham, Ontario. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So Markham wants to build a 20000 seat arena and entertainment complex that will rival the Air Canada Centre. In a way it makes perfect sense. There has been a lot of talk around bringing an NHL team to Markham, however I believe Toronto residents and possibly the media have it backwards. I used to live in Markham and based on the makeup, demographics and changes in Toronto, I think it will do quite fine with or without a team. Markham is building a new downtown and the facility is part of the plan. With a large ethnic mix of Asian and South-Asian residents; along with the diversity of York Region and north Toronto, other uses are possible. It’s perfectly situated near the Unionville GO station and is well served by VIVA. I remember when prices for brownstone styled homes were listed at $400000. At the time I thought it was high, but now it seems like a bargain. Will it work, who really knows. The world does not only revolve around downtown Toronto. I believe that Markham politicians have recognized that the times are changing and they are betting that they will be on the right side of the future.

The Sorry State of Sports in Toronto


So the NHL playoff’s have started and again and we were serenaded with apologies from the Toronto Maple Leafs. “We are sorry”! We are sorry that you continue to support us no matter how bad we are. We are so sorry that we gave you the impression that we were going to make it to the playoffs. Yes, we are so sorry.

As we all know Toronto fans will continue to support the “Gospel of TML”. Yes, the investor gods will continue to push the hockey seed of faith to believers, while fans continue to trust that there is actually hope for The Toronto Maple Leafs. Hey, you know the Stanley Cup is ours next year!