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01-28-2013, 09:39 AM
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Originally Posted by 416Leafer View Post

I would say there are probably a solid ~2M people who could more easily access an arena in Markham than they could in DT Toronto. Markham, Vaughn, Brampton, parts of Scarborough/North York, Pickering/Ajax/Whitby/Oshawa, Aurora/NewMarket, etc.

Not to mention it doesn't impede the possibility of adding a team to Hamilton eventually the same way that adding a team to say Mississauga would (since Mississauga would compete for fans from Oakville/Burlington/Guelph/K-W, all of which are closer to Hamilton).
The key here is north Toronto -- near the 407 -- in many ways easier to acces than downtown. People would come from all the towns you mention.

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