Here is our Q/A with Scott:
Q. Clr. Lloyd Ferguson has recently expressed concerns over whether the right decision was made on the Pan Am stadium issue. Having endured a very elongated and often times difficult process that led to the existing site of Ivor Wynne being selected, do you see any value in reconsidering where we landed or how the stadium will be built, or do you think it is time to move on and continue to commit to the current plans?
A. City Council unanimously approved this site almost two years ago and we need to focus on the positive. While we initially saw this as very much a compromise site, our excitement and enthusiasm for the site has grown through that time as we've understood the opportunities that exist within that location.
This is going to be the only multi-purpose facility of its kind in all of Southern Ontario that has the ability to host world class events, concerts and cultural exhibitions as well as thousands of hours of community programming. For our region and the city of Hamilton, its going to be a treasure for decades to come. We are incredibly excited about the unveiling on October 12th.
Thanks Scott for engaging with Hamiltonians on The Hamiltonian.