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12-08-2012, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by pappyline View Post
Although the Olympia closed in 1979, it wasn't demolished until 1987. Apparently stuff was ripe for the taking during that time...True story.
Interesting, Id not heard that before. Maple Leaf Gardens as well was left in a terrible state for almost a decade while MLSE, Loblaws & Ryerson fought one another over all kinds of nonsense. Though its great to see hockey return to the Gardens, so much more couldve been done with the Grand Old Dame.

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