Casinos Try to Woo Councillors Ahead of Next Months Vote
With just weeks left before council votes on whether or not to have a casino downtown, two casino companies are lobbying to get into the mix of things.
Executives from MGM Casinos and Cadillac Fairview who announced their intentions to build a casino at Exhibition Place weeks ago have been trying to woo some councillors and the mayor.
The group has been giving select councillors and the mayor a private briefings of their vision and have even set up a preview at the Sheraton Hotel across from City Hall.
Meanwhile, Wynn Resorts Development is trying to get into the mix of things.
The group has sent a letter to the city manager, obtained by the Globe and Mail offering to "create a luxury resort and spa experience that will confirm Toronto as a major global tourist and convention destination." Chairman Steve Wynn promises to work closely with the city "to find an appropriate location".
The concept of whether there should even be a casino in Toronto goes before the city executive committee next month.