TORONTO – The final push for a Toronto casino is on, as major players in the gambling industry are lobbying key decision-makers, ahead of an executive committee vote on March 20.
If passed — as it’s expected to — it will lead to a full council vote in April.
The big three gaming companies have reportedly ramped up their pitch to select Toronto councillors and city staff.
According to a report in The Globe and Mail, MGM-Cadillac Fairview has been the most aggressive lobby. The company has invited councillors at the Sheraton Centre across from City Hall to have a look-see at a model of the complex it is proposing for the CNE grounds.
The MGM/Fairview Cadillac plan is reported to be a three-million square-foot development including expanded convention and retail space
Wynn Resorts has also indicated to the mayor’s office that it would put Toronto on the destination map if council gives the go-ahead, and so has the group behind Caesars Entertainment.