Subject to getting approvals for zoning in the area from the Region of Halton (ROPA 38) and the province of Ontario, Milton will be moving forward in constructing the velodrome facility for the Toronto 2015 Pan Am games on the Milton Education Village. Council voted 9-2 last night in a marathon meeting to approve going ahead.
On behalf of Regional Councillor Colin Best and myself, I would like to thank everyone who attended the public session on the velodrome last night. The turnout was a lot better than many other sessions Ive held and that just goes to show people want information on the future of this endeavour.
We tried our best to provide as much up to date information as possible and answer questions of residents. There is still some concerns we have and over the next few days I will be diving into the business plan and posting details on my site as I go through it. Its an important decision to make and we as a council have to be fully informed before we make that decision.
If you would like to review the online version of the report (both links are about 9MB) you can check them out for some light reading
Here is a couple of articles from the Milton Canadian Champion courtesy of Christina Commisso & Matthew Van Dongen of the Hamilton Spectator.
Here is some coverage from CHCH News who came out to the Milton Sports Centre.