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Mayor Rob Ford and at least two major casino developers are eyeing Exhibition Place as a potential site for a casino resort in Toronto. But can The Ex accommodate the kind of colossal entertainment megaplex that’s being proposed?

Councillor Mark Grimes, chair of the board and a Ford ally, says there are certainly “obstacles.” A lack of parking is one. A soon-to-be-built hotel from New York’s HKHotels is another.

Councillor Adam Vaughan says a casino resort would mean closing the Canadian National Exhibition, and tearing out the annual fair “would break a lot of people’s hearts.”

And while Vaughan is a vehement opponent of any casino coming to Toronto, let alone in his ward, the councillor said that even if MGM dropped the slot machines he still wouldn’t support any Las Vegas-style resort moving onto the western waterfront.

“I’m interested in building a city for Torontonians. I’m not interested in building a city for tourists. Other places like Las Vegas and Macau can become destination sites, and they are what they are. But nobody built Paris for tourists,” Vaughan said.

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2012/05/15/city_to_study_exhibition_place_as_a_potential_casino_resort_site.html

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