Public Input Solicited for City of Toronto's Casino Consultations
From January 3 to January 25, members of the public can get information, download materials and provide their input at http://www.toronto.ca/casinoconsultation.
The City has also scheduled five sessions to provide opportunities for people to learn more about the consultation process, join discussions on key topics, speak with staff and provide input. Members of the public are invited to drop in any time during the following open houses:
• Wednesday, January 9: Rotunda, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W, 6 to 9 p.m.
• Saturday, January 12: North York Memorial Hall, 5110 Yonge St., 1 to 4 p.m.
• Monday, January 14: Etobicoke Olympium Gymnasium, 590 Rathburn Rd., 6 to 9 p.m.
• Thursday, January 17: Scarborough Civic Centre Rotunda, 150 Borough Dr., 6 to 9 p.m.
• Saturday, January 19: Bluma Appel Salon Reference Library, 789 Yonge St., 1 to 4 p.m.
All Torontonians - whether they attend a community discussion or not - are encouraged to fill out the online feedback form at https://surveys.dpra.com/casino/CasinoSurvey.aspx.
The public consultation closes on January 25, the last date that input will be accepted. The findings of the consultation will be provided to City Manager Joe Pennachetti to assist in the preparation of his report to Toronto's Executive Committee, which will consider the possible establishment of a casino in Toronto at its meeting on March 20. A report on the public's comments will also be made available on the City's website at that time.
The plan for consultation results from an Executive Committee request to the City Manager for public input on the possible establishment of a casino in Toronto.
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Deb Brown, Manager, Strategic Communications