THN: Brampton Battalion relocation proves Toronto isn't a hockey town
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11-13-2012, 12:39 PM
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Yeah, that's why it's empty when the Leafs aren't in town.
The difference being that the Gatineau Olympiques and the Ottawa 67s also draw well.
And that's because Ottawa is a hockey town, while Toronto isn't.
I'm sure there are all kinds of reasons why hockey (aside from the Leafs) doesn't really matter much in the Big Smoke, but the fact remains that it doesn't.
Its because Ottawa is a dull city and people need to entertain themselves
I swear worst city ive ever visited (sorry im not exaggerating though, even went during winterlude and it was dull). Not to mention, its small and theres no traffic so people have a mode of transportation to get to the outskirts (Just think Downtown Toronto to Brampton is about 2 times the drive from Ottawa to Kanata), and doing 40 kms by public transportation is no easy task. The commute just is not fesible, not to mention its competeing with 6 professional leauges while in Ottawa there is only 1, and is 6 kms away from rivials Mississauga there by splitting the local community. All factors considered, there is no shot in hell it would last no matter the market.
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