The proposed casino is a source of interest for many people, as this Jan. 9, 2013 Globe and Mail article indicates. A second Globe article describes the format for the public meetings connected with this topic.
This Jan. 12, 2013 Toronto Star article describes the second consultation that’s been held.
This Jan. 30, 2013 Toronto Star article highlights opposition to the proposed casino by former Toronto mayors.
The following message is from Civic Engagement, Strategic & Corporate Policy, City Manager’s Office, City of Toronto:
The City of Toronto has launched a public consultation on the possible establishment of a casino in Toronto.
The consultation will gather input, including the public’s views and opinions on a casino generally, on possible locations for a casino, and what the public would like Council to consider when making a decision on this matter.
The consultation plan encourages public learning and discussion by providing information as well as opportunities to participate online and in person.
The consultation includes:
A website with background information, reports, and details on how the public can share their input. [To access the website, click on link in previous sentence.]
A consultation guide and feedback form, both of which are available online and in paper copy at public open houses.
Open house discussions which will give people opportunities to learn more about the process and issues, talk with City staff, join discussion groups and offer their feedback.
Jan. 25, 2013 deadline for comments
All Torontonians – whether they attend a community discussion or not – are encouraged to fill out the online feedback form and submit any feedback by Friday January 25, 2013.
A report on the public’s comments will be provided to the City Manager and available online. The City Manager will consider the findings of the consultation in preparing a report to the City’s Executive Committee in March.
Please share the information about this consultation with members of your organization, community and neighbourhood. You can use the attached flyer to help with this outreach.
All the best,
Meg Shields & Matthew Cowley
Strategic & Corporate Policy, City Manager’s Office
City of Toronto
Website: click here.