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BEAVERS BUILD GIANT AQUARIUMS

 
 
In a San Francisco Chronicle ranking of all 30 major league stadiums, the Rogers Centre was listed as 29th and as having "the look and feel of a gigantic airplane hangar." Simmons

BEAVERS NAME STADIUM

 
The Toronto Beavers have selected a stadium name appropriately called THE BEAVER DAM.  Naming rights will be available; however, any corporate sponser will precede BEAVER DAM in the title.  The best stadium names in the sportsworld are usually nicknames like the Igloo (Pitt Penquins), the Shark Tank (San Jose Sharks), or the Big House (Mich Wolverines), etc.  We believe the integrity of our name is important to our fans and for marketing/merchandising opportunities.  Ideally we'd like to see a reintepretation of an acutal beaver dam on the front facade for the 21st century.  A stadium that's uniquely Canadian, iconic, and urban in order to blend with the Toronto waterfront and city.  We've just begun looking for architects and artists who might contribute.  The stadium will be fitted for professional football and/or professional hockey.  We are truly excited and commited to building a state of the art sports complex that will complement the other great buildings Toronto has to offer.  A stadium that both Toronto and Canada can be proud of.
 
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Jacqua Shmich - Artist

BEAVERS SHORTLIST INDOOR/OUTDOOR ARTIST for BEAVER DAM STADIUM

 
The Toronto Beavers hope to secure UK mulit media artist and Turner Prize nominee Julian Opie and/or naturalist and wildlife painter Walton Ford. 
 
1. OPIE - Recognized around the world for his life size creations that look just as striking on a gallery wall  as they do on a building facade, in a park, or in any urban environment.  Opie once dated supermodel Kate Moss and choosing not to move ahead with his Turner nom because there were "too many hoops" speaks to his grounded sensibility.  Andy Warhol is a former Turner recipient.  Opie has worked with galleries and cities around the world and would be ideally suited for a large scale sports project of this kind of cultural significance.  His recent exhibit at the AGO scaled approx 3 stories high.  Communications titan Ted Rogers is also a fan of his work and features a moving Opie LED in front of his head office on Bloor Street.  The Beavers hope Opie and an architect like Frank Gehry might consider the project.  What does art have to do with football.  Let's wait and see what Opie has in mind but we think he fits the project perfectly.  After all our dual beaver aquariums in the front entrance were inspired by Opie.
 
 
See interview in our ROAD TRIP section
 
 
2. FORD - recognized as on of the great modern day wildlife painters and naturalists.  Ford's not afraid to go for a hike with a flask of brandy to get inspired.  Since the Beaver and Canadiana will provide the icons for our new sports franchise, brand, and stadium, we're hoping Ford considers the project.  Ford's large scale beavers, his touch of irony, and tongue and cheek interpretations would be perfect for what will be the greatest sports stadium built on Canadian soil.
 

WHAT'S WITH THE NAME - TORONTO BEAVERS

 
 
thrasher was chosen from a fan poll after the Georgia state bird brown thrasher
 
Condom Sky Dome
 
"name the one thing that you think is quintessentially Canadian?" asks Strombo in The Hour's version of the speed round
 
Colin Mochrie without hesitation - THE BEAVER

CHICKEN OR THE EGG - HAMILTON KW BEAVERS

 
Don't sleep on the Toronto Beavers because if Southern Ontario gets a new NHL hockey team before Toronto gets an NFL football team, we can get behind this decision in a real hurry.  How about the Hamilton KW Beavers?  The Kitchener Waterloo Beavers or the Hamilton KW Beavers or the Toronto Beavers, it's all the same.  A brand that makes sense.  We're putting NHL Hockey and NFL Football on the same page.
 
"When we do sit down at the bargaining table to talk about the next collective agreement, it is certainly the case that the players would expect a greater voice in various aspects of our sport.  And certainly the possibe future relocation and expansion of teams is one of those areas.  I'm supportive of his efforts and would love to see him (Balsillie) as an owner." Kelly
When asked whether he could see another NHL team in Canada or Southern Ontario?
 
"I would hope in the next few years" - Paul Kelly NHLPA
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

NFL FOOTBALL IN TORONTO INVADED BY BEAVERS

 

 
 
 

THE BEAVER DAM STADIUM LOOKS FOR ARCHITECT

 
TORONTO GETS IT'S CULTURAL CENTREPIECE @ THE AGO - NOW ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?
 
You like our pyramid?"
 
"It's magnificant" says Tom Hanks symbologist professor
 
"It's a scar on the face of Paris" - Captain Bezu Fache
 
 
 
 
If "a new art museum is a proud beast?"  Then what's an NFL Football stadium called The Beaver Dam?  Says Robert Fulford of the National Post, "it's in the business of mass self esteem."
 
 
 
Says world class architect and Canadian expat Frank Gehry, "a building should do the job his clients want done but much else as well.  Aside from establishing itself as a first-class architecture, it can also allow a scoiety to use architecture as one of the means by which it expresses itself individual and collective consciousness
 
 
 
 
 
 
Je an Nouvel, expat Frank Gehry who built a rink for Disney, David Adajaye
show pics,

 
 
Bibao, "the Hamilton of Spain" changed the way we look at museums and their relationship to the urban context.  And let there be no doubt about the power of Bilbao - Christopher Hume
 
David Adayje, Will Alsop, Norman Foster, Daniel Libeskind, Santiago Calatrava have "raised the stakes immeasurably
 
 

WE DON"T WANT THE BILLS - WE WANT OUR OWN TEAM

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