Ajax to fight for casino awarded to Pickering | The Star

Pickering is building a new Casino, the Durham Live project, which is being built in very close proximity to the City’s downtown area. This blockbuster entertainment project is going to provide Pickering with a major boost in tourism that will become one of Ontario’s top entertainment destinations. Essentially, Durham Live will be anchored by the resort casino, as well as a 5-star boutique DURHAM—While Pickering officials are jubilant about being awarded a casino, Ajax vows the fight to keep Ajax Downs isn’t over. On Tuesday, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation announced it would Pickering Developments Inc. is proposing to construct Durham Live, a massive project that could include a casino, hotels, convention centre, water park, amphitheatre and film studio at Bayly and Church streets. More than 10,000 jobs are expected to be created in Pickering after the Durham Live site was chosen for a casino to open in 2019. Great Canadian Gaming, the company selected to operate casinos in Great Canadian Gaming Corporation has announced that its gaming and entertainment destination located in Pickering, Ontario, in the eastern Greater Toronto Area, will be called Pickering Casino Resort. The resort, said the firm, will be a draw for all who enjoy exceptional service, thrilling gaming options, live entertainment and diverse dining experiences. Pickering is home to the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, an eight-reactor facility with a capacity of 4,120 megawatts.The first station, Pickering A, opened with four reactors in 1971. Ontario Power Generation, the plants' operator, is the largest single employer in the city.In 2001, the wind-powered OPG 7 Commemorative Turbine was opened on the generating station site. Based on the size and scale of the planned Casino, host payments to Pickering are expected to be $20 million or more per year upon full development which makes this premier tourist hub a highly remunerative one for Pickering. Several facilities slated for the development include: Casino and Five Star Hotel; Restaurant Plaza; Cinema Entertainment Complex; Fitness Centre and Spa; Waterpark PICKERING: The Ontario government will boost economic growth and create more than 10,000 jobs by speeding up the development of Durham Live – a major tourist and entertainment destination in the Durham Region. A Minister’s Zoning Order has been made at the request of the City of Pickering, and with the support of the Regional […] Economy. Pickering is home to the Pickering Nuclear Generating Station, an eight-reactor facility with a capacity of 4,120 megawatts.The first station, Pickering A, opened with four reactors in 1971. Ontario Power Generation, the plants' operator, is the largest single employer in the city.In 2001, the wind-powered OPG 7 Commemorative Turbine was opened on the generating station site. Jessica Martin, spokesman for Finance Minister Charles Sousa, said Wednesday that Pickering’s Durham Live casino project will create employment for 10,000 people and protect those jobs now at

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