velo-drone

It seems the siting of the Velodrome in the east of Dundas, like a slasher film villain, keeps coming back to life.

When the discussion is of building something new, the players never mention any concerns about environment, or alternative visions for the site. This is true of the Velodrome as much as the much debated Pan Am/Tiger-Cats stadium where there is a risk of displacing high-tech research employment lands.

Councillor Russ Powers seems to be siding with the Velodrome/Dundas players.

So while they are looking for a plan that would separate the Velodrome from the Stadium (the two have been linked from the start of planning up to now) they also are looking "to find ways to double the $11.4 million budgeted to build a facility substantial enough to host programs that keep the velodrome sustainable in the long term"

Of course I am interested in ensuring they don't dip into our tax money to pay for a high end facility for a very select few athletes.

"The NCCH has suggested Olympic Park in Dundas as a site but a Sierra Group study offered a short list with that spot, the west harbour, Confederation Park, east Mountain and the airport precinct."

Lots of unanswered questions.


(the quotes above were taken from a Hamilton Spectator article)

Comments

James Curran said…
"The payer and the piper agree?"

What are you suggesting? That NCCH paid the Sierra group for their report? Cause that's what it sounds like you are saying.

NCCH has invested ten of thousands of dollars to keep the velodrome on the table for Hamilton...because, quite frankly, every GTA community would love to have it. That's money out of their pocket. Not the taxpayers of Hamilton's pocket. By the way, that's tens of thousands more than the Ticats have spent. They don't even have a study.

The Sierra Group was retained by the City of Hamilton.
Randy said…
Hi James - thanks for your input. After your comment I re-checked the quote from the Spectator article, and have removed my comment about Payer and Piper - I mistakenly read it that the NCCH hired the Sierra group.