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    A friend of mine is a branch manager at a Scotiabank location in Ottawa. He said there's corporate mandate to reduce in-house spending (he's not even allowed to expense birthday or sympathy cards for his staff). I guess all those savings went towards the ACC deal, lol.

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    Sounds like they made a pretty penny, kudos.

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    Quote Nilanka wrote: View Post
    A friend of mine is a branch manager at a Scotiabank location in Ottawa. He said there's corporate mandate to reduce in-house spending (he's not even allowed to expense birthday or sympathy cards for his staff). I guess all those savings went towards the ACC deal, lol.
    Lol that's shady

    Hey Joey,

    You should book an appointment w/ TD or RBC

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    Quote SkywalkerAC wrote: View Post
    Sounds like they made a pretty penny, kudos.
    Time to go into the luxury to the max!!!



    A man can dream...

    This just in - a shitty slice of Pizza Pizza will now be $15 and tallboy beers will be sold for a cool price of $25/each. They gotta make their money somehwere right?!

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    Heard or read somewhere that a good handle would be The Vault........
    I would forget the ACC if that stuck.

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    Quote consmap wrote: View Post
    Meh

    Air Canada Centre just works better with the whole 'We the North' thing but whatever.
    Yeah, couple of write ups I saw claiming the ACC (as a name) had no relevance whatsoever to the teams that played there were obviously not from the perspective of basketball fans. Having "Canada" on the building kind of worked for We The North + the only Canadian NBA franchise, also VINCE "AIR CANADA" CARTER wtf I have not seen one person mention this yet. FFS. Is history so easily forgotten? (Tiny shout out to DeMar "Heir Canada" DeRozan, I think he got that once or twice.)
    "Control DeRozan's catch-shoot game. He rarely passes. Defend the ball. Much of what they do reverses to 1 on 1 play." -- Visitor Locker Room Whiteboard, Air Canada Centre, Feb. 26, 2015

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    Quote Demographic Shift wrote: View Post
    Heard or read somewhere that a good handle would be The Vault........
    I would forget the ACC if that stuck.
    I feel like that's already used as a nickname for one of the Bank sponsored Arenas... maybe not though...

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    Quote Demographic Shift wrote: View Post
    Heard or read somewhere that a good handle would be The Vault........
    OG is our king

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    I still call them Skydome (Roger's Centre), Paramount Theatre (Scotiabank Theatre), and I will continue to call the ACC the ACC.

    Hey it worked with Canada's Wonderland (for a time, Paramount Canada's Wonderland) so a man can dream can't he?
    your pal,
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    Christ, someone please tell me this arena received $0 dollars of public investment to construct.

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    Quote JawsGT wrote: View Post
    Christ, someone please tell me this arena received $0 dollars of public investment to construct.
    I do believe this is the case. Pretty sure MLSE paid for the whole thing after they bought it mid-construction.

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    Quote Joey wrote: View Post
    I feel like that's already used as a nickname for one of the Bank sponsored Arenas... maybe not though...
    You can hear it now....

    A dunk or a long 3 will be followed by Matt screaming XYZ makes a deposit at The Vault from (name of town/city here)

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    There's multiple arenas and stadiums in every province either named rogers or scotiabank. There's not enough billion dollar companies in Canada..banks and mobile phone providers...

    My biggest gripe is why wouldn't they have still called it "rogers skydome"?
    And suddenly the man, who fancied himself a God, felt a very human chill crawl up his spine.

    #KingDethroned

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