Markham deputy mayor to introduce motion to kill NHL arena plan — four weeks from now

The Markham, Ontario NHL arena proposal, currently on life support after it turned out the proposed developer doesn’t actually have an in on getting an NHL team, could have its plug pulled next month:

Jack Heath, originally a supporter of the GTA Centre in the Toronto suburb of Markham, has put forward a motion to effectively kill the financial framework for the arena. Heath will put his motion to Markham council Sept. 17, with a vote coming a week later.

Heath has actually been opposed to the plan since last fall, but with city council opposition to the plan at an all-time high, his motion could easily pass. Developer Graeme Roustan is reportedly readying a revised plan to present to the Markham council; if so, we’ll see how that goes over.

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