Apparently, Toronto and environs are less than worked up about getting a swank casino resort like this Oxford rendering depicts.
O Toronto, Canada! You do not seem to cotton a lot of to the basic concept of a casino, do you?
Toronto and outlying areas have been earmarked and several developers have actually expressed interest in the area for creating a resort casino, but it would appear that planners are operating out of locations which may be ready to accept a casino within their neighborhood. The area that is latest to block a casino is Vaughan, which has now voted against the notion of creating a casino there.
Vaughan Just Says No, Narrowly
The city of Vaughan rejected the casino plan in a vote that is 5-4. Although the vote ended up being very close, it echoed the results in other towns and cities in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), as two others have already rejected this kind of idea plus the two locations that are remaining unlikely or at the least uncertain to permit a casino within their city limits.
Vaughan joins Toronto and Markham City as having formally refused casino deals. Toronto’s vote was the most infamous of all, as despite the support of Mayor Rob Ford, the town council rejected a downtown casino by a 40-4 vote. That ensured that the issue would not be coming up again into the not too distant future. Markham’s vote was also one-sided, though by the less margin that is dramatic