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11-08-2012, 05:08 AM
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Originally Posted by Urban Explorer View Post
I don't know why everyone thinks Markham is a good location? It's the 2nd smallest area population wise in the GTA. It's too far east. Most people are Asian immigrants who don't even watch hockey. There's way more people and hockey fans in the Mississauga, Brampton area, and probably even more in Hamilton. Markham has horrible access via highways with virtually only one highway (404) going any where near it. Sure there's the 407, but who want's to have to pay those highway robbers.

I think Hamilton is the best option weighing in ease of highway access and fan base.
My opinion is that you could add another team to the central GTA (Markham) and another to Hamilton and both would be viable.

Hamilton can draw from Burlington, Niagara, St. Catherines, Brantfors, K-W, Guelph, etc. thats a larger population to draw from then what Ottawa, Winnipeg, Calgary, and Edmonton have.

Markham can draw from Scarborough, Brampton, Mississauaga, Vaughn, Ajax, etc. Markham is a little East, but if you add Hamilton then that covers a lot of the Western areas.

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