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Mayor of Toronto Believes Residents Want Casino

Mayor of Toronto Believes Residents Want Casino

The Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford, has said that most people in the city would welcome a casino.

Mayor of Toronto Believes Residents Want Casino

Rob Ford, the Mayor of Toronto, believes that most residents of the city would welcome a casino.

During a recent radio show he spent much of the broadcast discussing the benefits, such as jobs and revenue, which the building of a major casino would bring.

The Mayor was joined on air by his brother Doug who is a city councillor for Ward 2. Doug is also an advocate for a casino development and aid “This is all about creating jobs”.

Recently the city held five public consultations to inform residents about a number of proposals for a major casino development.

The last consultation was attended by around 200 people many of which seemed to oppose the casino.

One attendee, a former New York resident said that a casino will damage the city’s image, “Toronto is a great city … Bring people in to see the Canadian Opera Company. Anything is better than a casino.”

The City Council will be making a decision on the issue on April 3rd. They will also be deciding whether or not to expand the gambling facilities at Woodbine. If Toronto rejects a casino one may be built in Markham or Mississauga.

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Erika has been writing about entertainment since high school. She likes to brag that she is “paid to go to the movies, paid to listen to music”. The Quebec native also writes about French-Canadian issues in English and French for Online Casino Archives Canada. When she’s not critiquing new movies, she enjoys watching her collection of film noir.

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