The Olympic Park in the Olympic Cost City is a great place to enjoy and visit. It has also become an important place in terms of tourism, most particularly in the days prior to the Olympics. This all changed when the local government brought in an emergency measure called the “Olympics Bans” policy. This measure was supposedly implemented as a means of ensuring that the site will be safe for visitors and tourists. However, amidst all the hullabaloo, there were in fact some good points coming out of this move by the city government.
One of the first things to be noticed with the introduction of the Olympic Park in the midst of all these issues was the construction itself. The Olympic Park started out as a concrete and brick construction and it was quite apparent from the very beginning just how fragile this particular construction system was going to be. This stadium was then surrounded by what seemed like a no-fly zone. This would have prevented airplanes from landing and taking off at the nearby airport.
Apparently, in trying to protect the integrity of the park, the Toronto International Airport commissioned a series of steel fences and security guards to surround the property. The Olympic Stadium is now surrounded by an electric fence and yet, there is still a considerable amount of open space. Considering that the original design called for ample space for running and playing a baseball diamond, there should have been a lot more room for running and walking, not to mention the parking lots, basketball courts and tennis courts.
Additionally, there was never any plan for events like hockey or soccer in this location. It seems as if the organizers of the Olympics really did not pay much attention to the surrounding areas. Had these events were planned properly, they would have been better protected from the elements. The problem is, there are a lot of stadiums and arenas around the world that have experienced problems related to their location and their design. A perfect example is the Exposition Park in Montreal, which shut down for two months because it was not designed properly.
Even with the presence of the electric fences and the security guards, some people were able to slip through. It takes a lot of effort to protect a large event such as the Olympics from the elements but in the case of Toronto, it looks as if it was not done properly. It seems as though the organizers of the Olympic Games got what they wanted. If only they had paid attention to the design and size of the venues.
Clearly, Toronto is a great city and they have built a lot of great monuments, buildings and monuments. However, when it comes to major events such as the Olympics, it appears as though they did not pay enough attention to the venues they selected. In my opinion, they did a disservice to the taxpayers of this city. Please consider all this.