Pickering to open Huge Casino, Retail District, Hotel and Waterpark called DurhamLive
More than 10,000 jobs are expected to be created in Pickering after the Durham Live site was chosen for a casino and waterpark to open in 2019.
Great Canadian Gaming, the company selected to operate casinos in the Greater Toronto Area, made the announcement.
That means Casino Ajax, the facility that’s been operating since 2006, will close.
Ontario Gaming GTA LP, a partnership between Great Canadian Gaming and Brookfield Business Partners, will operate the Pickering casino, which will be built at Church and Bayly streets.
The Durham Live proposal includes hotels, convention space, an indoor water park and film studios, along with the casino. Ontario Gaming GTA LP says the site would create more than 10,000 jobs.
The casino itself would have about 2,000 employees, including 1,700 new jobs. Continue reading ..