To those who say the Common isn’t the place for this venue I ask – where would you put it? If it was in Cole Harbour, would the people of Fall River use it? It you put it in Eastern Passage, would the people of Bedford take advantage of it? By their very nature, downtowns are where people congregate to work, eat, shop, and play. Therefore I can think of no better place than the heart of our city.
To those who complain about a lack of parking around the Common, I suggest one of the many side streets in that neighbourhood. Sure, you might have to walk a couple minutes, but so what? Get out of your suburban bubbles! Just because you can’t park at the front door doesn’t mean parking isn’t available nearby.
Kudos to the city for embracing the oval! —KG