Brockville DBIA still hopeful for downtown arena

Kingston, ON, Canada / CKWS TV

The city of Brockville’s search for a location to build a new twin-pad arena has come to an end.

The rink will be built on the same site as the Brockville memorial arena.

This, despite a strong push from the Downtown B-I-A to have it built somewhere in the downtown core.

There were two proposed sites – one near St. Vincent de Paul hospital – and another just west of the city, off highway 2.

Downtown officials are disappointed because of the potential foot traffic it would have brought to the area.

Meg Plooy: “Not only would it contribute to the economic growth, but I think it would lead to future growth and development for the city. We have a very large concentration of businesses downtown – nearly three hundred businesses. I think the economic impact that would have had for this businesses would have been tremendous.”

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