CASINO CONCEPT FOR EXHIBITION PLACE UNVEILED

Mar 06, 2013

By AM740 Staff

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We now know what MGM Resorts International and Cadillac Fairview have in mind for the casino complex they want to build at Exhibition Place.

Plans were unveiled this morning showing a 12-hundred room hotel in the shape of a curved sail, a shopping mall, a permanent theatre for Cirque du Soleil and 10 restaurants as part of a 3 million square-foot complex.

Alan Feldman is Senior Vice President of Public Afairs with MGM Resorts International.

He says opposition to building a casino in Toronto is mostly emotion and fear based.

According to Feldman, the complex would generate 10-thousand permanent full-time jobs and another 4-thousand construction jobs.

Mayor Rob Ford has voiced support for the casino, saying it could be a way to help bring in revenue for the city without raising taxes.

 

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