Markham arena promoter launches website

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The group that hopes to build an NHL-caliber arena in the Toronto suburb of Markham has launched a website (gtacentre.ca) to promote its plans.

GTA Sports and Entertainment president and CEO Graeme Roustan says the website “provides us with a necessary platform to communicate the facts of the project as they become available.”

The arena project is a controversial one — particularly the part of the plan that has the city borrowing $325 million to construct the building, with no guarantee of an NHL team to play in it.

Here’s one of the fancy charts you can find on the site:

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The site also features letters of support from the likes of former player Igor Larionov (PDF) and former NHLPA chief Paul Kelly (PDF).

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