Indeed, the "rescue" of the Haida was a very sad statement about not just OP but Toronto itself. Here we are, situated on a huge body of water served by ocean going vessels, but Torontians have little or no emotional connection to the water or Canada's history on the sea.And the departure of the Haida...
There is no way i would like to see and support any condos or retail in the CNE we have many other areas for that,we must keep it as an entertainment centre.At the moment Exibition Place is the home to The Chin Picnic,Caribana,The Toronto Molson Indy,The Air Show.The CNE and Midway,The Royal Winter Fair,The National Home Show,The Toronto International Boat Show,The Toronto Sportsman's Show,and an additional 100 special events trade and consumer shows annually.All these attractions would be affected if a residential neighbourhood moved into this space.
It's not officially a streetcar museum, but is in fact a radial railway museum. The terminal radial refered to electric powered rail. It's in Milton as this is the last remaining part of the original electric rail track that ran from east to west across what is now the GTA.Why on earth is a streetcar museum in Milton, of all places?
It's strange, given the importance Torontonians give to transportation issues, that transportation-themed museums are doing so poorly. The Haida is gone. The Ned Hanlan and the Toronto Marine Museum which it used to be a part of has faded into history. Few people except aircraft enthusiasts have ever heard of the Toronto Aerospace Museum. Outside of Doors Open, not many people know of the train collection in the John Street Roundhouse.
The closing, or should I say, redesign and downscaling of the Children's Village, was also a big change.