They gutted history
And put in a grocery store
-- Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell
Okay, so maybe that wasn't exactly what Mitchell sang, because the song was "Big Yellow Taxi" and not "Big Yellow Arena."
But if the one-time Toronto resident was moved to rewrite the words in reaction to the news that Maple Leaf Gardens in downtown Toronto will become
a Loblaws grocery store and shopping complex, maybe that's the way she would phrase it.