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Markham arena promoter launches website

Mar 21, 2013, 2:39 PM EDT

The group that hopes to build an NHL-caliber arena in the Toronto suburb of Markham has launched a website (gtacentre.ca) to promote its plans.

GTA Sports and Entertainment president and CEO Graeme Roustan says the website “provides us with a necessary platform to communicate the facts of the project as they become available.”

The arena project is a controversial one — particularly the part of the plan that has the city borrowing $325 million to construct the building, with no guarantee of an NHL team to play in it.

Here’s one of the fancy charts you can find on the site:

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The site also features letters of support from the likes of former player Igor Larionov (PDF) and former NHLPA chief Paul Kelly (PDF).

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  1. esracerx46 - Mar 21, 2013 at 3:44 PM

    Private Sector Group…isnt that Greg Jamison’s mythical company? I cant believe Markham hasnt told these guys to beat it. They want the city to pay for it, then be exempt from taxes bc of everything theyre going to bring to the city. This sounds like a pipe dream and also eerily similar to the Coyotes business model. FAIL! Im not saying Markham or another Toronto suburb should not get a team, just saying this isnt the way to get a stadium for one.

  2. kaptaanamerica - Mar 21, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    This is the best way to get one.the city will end up with a legacy building and put Markham on the map.also the people of the 9 05 will finally have a team to cheer for.

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