Vaughan says no to casino
Councillors in Vaughan have voted 5-to-4 to kill the idea of a casino in their city north of Toronto.
The swing vote was cast by deputy mayor Gino Rosati.
He said minutes before his motion to kill the plan passed yesterday that he'd learned the vast majority of Vaughan residents do not want a casino.
The move by Vaughan council leaves the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation without a willing partner in the G-T-A.
Fort Erie and several other tracks in Ontario lost their slot machines, which was used to fund horse racing, when the OLG decided to expand gaming in other areas of the province including Toronto.