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Mayor Ford Attends Consultation Meeting

January 15, 2013:

Monday's public casino consultation session regarding casino expansion in Toronto featured a little bit of everything --- Mayor Rob Ford, those both for and against the proposals, and a man dressed in a Darth Vader outfit....read on

Consultation In T.O., Mercanti News In Hamilton

January 14, 2013:

Casino news in the Greater Toronto Area is continuing to stream out. On a day in which those interested in the public consultation process will be congregating in the gymnasium of the Etobicoke Olympium, there is news out of Hamilton that a notable figure in the process is officially throwing his hat into the ring in 'The Hammer.'...read on

MPP Marchese: OLG Modernization Abandons Public Interest

January 13, 2013:

Calling it "an aggressive expansion of gambling operations with no other consideration than filling government coffers, cheered on by taxpayer-funded ads and lobbyists hired by Las Vegas billionaires," MPP Rosario Marchese has publicly stated his displeasure with the OLG modernization strategy....read on

Toronto Casino Consultations Begin

January 10, 2013:

The first of five Toronto City Council public consultations began on Wednesday as the city sought feedback from residents in regards to hosting a casino....read on

Godfrey Slammed Over Casino Comment

January 9, 2013:

OLG chairman Paul Godfrey found himself in hot water on Tuesday after making comments about not wanting a casino in his own backyard....read on

WEG Touts 'Responsible' Location

January 7, 2013:

On Monday, January 7, the Woodbine Entertainment Group published an item on its website calling on racing fans, patrons and community partners to voice their support for casino expansion at Woodbine Racetrack....read on

OLG To Toronto: Expect Less From Downtown Casino

January 6, 2013:

While earlier reports delivered to Toronto City Council estimated that a casino could be worth close to $168 million to the city, officials from the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. told the city to expect "significantly less" than that total....read on

T.O. Wants Gaming Expansion Feedback

January 4, 2013:

Just as the City of Toronto's public consultation website to gauge public sentiment regarding proposed full-blown downtown casino expansion went live, an Ontario Councillor was in the process of sounding the alarm bell on the process, generally....read on

Quick Look At Ontario Gaming Headlines

November 8, 2012:

Various news items regarding the provincial gaming industry and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp.'s controversial gaming modernization plan have come to light in the past few days. The items range from Toronto Councillors commenting on the possibility of casinos, to confusion over revenue-sharing pacts, to the announcement of a public consultation meeting....read on

Public Consultations For Toronto Casino Approved

November 6, 2012:

After hearing from the both Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. and the Woodbine Entertainment Group regarding casino expansion in the Greater Toronto Area on Monday, November 5, the City of Toronto's Executive Committee voted to go ahead with public consultations to gather public sentiment on the controversial issue....read on

WEG Addresses Toronto's Executive Committee

November 5, 2012:

On Monday, November 5, representatives from the Woodbine Entertainment Group addressed the City of Toronto's Executive Committee. The move by WEG is an effort to retain and expand gaming offerings at Woodbine Racetrack, and to get the committee to understand what current and expanded gaming at the grand raceway means to the city....read on

Report Names CNE As Best Spot For T.O. Casino Expansion

October 29, 2012:

A highly-anticipated report by Toronto City Manager Joseph Pennachetti regarding casino expansion in the city was released today (Monday, October 29). The report has determined that gaming expansion at the Canadian National Exhibition grounds would be a best-case scenario for the city financially, but also cites Woodbine Racetrack as a potential location....read on

Eaves: The Stakes Are High

October 27, 2012:

As Woodbine Racetrack prepares to host North America’s biggest night of harness racing, Nick Eaves, the track’s President and CEO, is calling on the industry’s many participants to help Woodbine secure the long-term future of horse racing in Canada’s largest city....read on

WEG Seeks Your Help

October 22, 2012:

The Woodbine Entertainment Group is encouraging supporters of having expanded casino gaming at Woodbine Racetrack to sign petitions or pen letters which will be delivered Monday, November 5 during a scheduled City of Toronto Executive Committee meeting....read on


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