Mar 06, 2013
By AM740 Staff
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.