Toronto casino in jeopardy as Mayor Ford demands $100 ...

Toronto city councillors will go ahead with Tuesday’s special meeting to vote on a downtown casino, reversing a decision made by Mayor Rob Ford to cancel the session. Some are arguing another city could hit the jackpot, and Toronto residents will still give up their money. But most Scarborough councillors reached this week said they’re being cautious when it comes... TORONTO – Mayor Rob Ford stated categorically Thursday that he will not support a casino if the city doesn’t receive at least $100 million in hosting fees from the province. Toronto city councillors will hear a report from the city manager later this week on whether or not to build a casino in the city. That will be followed by a vote next month. Toronto City Council hasn't made a decision yet but it seems many councillors and city leaders have already decided which way they will vote. "We should be very skeptical of the numbers, some can be too good to be true, some in fact are false and have no basis," said Coun. Mike Layton. Former Toronto mayor David Crombie is against the casino as ... A downtown Toronto councillor wants officials to do everything possible to keep casinos out of the core of the city, even as some city politicians muse about…

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