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Thumbs Down for Arena Plan


Talk about a rout. City council in Markham yesterday voted 11-2 to reject a plan that would have seen public funds used in part to build an NHL-sized arena in that city. Markham had a minute chance of landing another GTA NHL team as anchor tenant for the 20,000-seat rink, despite claims by the people behind the project they had a business plan that didn't include an NHL team. Reports this morning say the dream might not be over, though. City council doesn't want public funding to be used if a group still wants to pursue an arena.