City-wide and Local Considerations
Each time a new development is considered by the City, staff ensure that provincial and City policies and requirements are met. Consistent with City practices, the intent to host a casino would be assessed from both a local perspective and a city-wide perspective. At the local scale, assessments focus on the area-specific opportunities and considerations related to a casino. At the city-wide scale, consideration is given to:
- City building
- Economic development
- Financial impacts and revenues
- Social and health impacts
As with all developments, there will be costs and benefits associated with social, health and environmental impacts, as well as impacts on the City's infrastructure. These costs are difficult to calculate until an actual proposal or application is submitted to the City. The City anticipates that costs associated with the development will be covered by the developer.