Me and my buddy were thinking of starting an indoor terrain park in Toronto, I was wondering how many people would come if this plan were to fall through. Depending on this size of the facility it may only be rails and boxes, but it will be on snowflex.
There was a business like that in Portland Oregon I think called the Jibyard. It went under after a year or so because of a lack of business during the winter months (for obvious reasons). So even though ontario has little snow and a long off-season, an investment like that would most certainly fail because your insurance payment and overall building/operating costs would be way to high to balance the books. You would probably have to charge the same amount of money it costs to spend a day at louis.
considering that joyride 150 is able to survive the summer months, i would imagine that an indoor terrain park could attract some attention. while you'd have some huge slowdown from the ski/snowboard community in the winter, all you would need to do is offer a skatepark and boom problem solved.
I've thought about investing in a water park facility north of the city that has a recreational license and has camping facilities. All the water is there just needs some building conversion. Hoping it goes under as attendance is almost nil.