Plans proposed by the Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership (OGELP) to develop and operate a new, multi-faceted entertainment property in the City of Peterborough are progressing, and if successful, would mean that the current slot facility located at Kawartha Downs would be relocated.
Andy LaCroix, Executive Director, Ontario Operations, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, said they are excited by the prospect of the development of a Shorelines gaming operation in the City of Peterborough. He said that they recognize that before they can proceed, the City, the Government of Ontario, and Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) need to give the nod to a series of approvals. LaCroix added, “OGELP will strive to be an employer of choice and an economic contributor focused on being an active community participant, should we receive all necessary approvals,” according to the Montreal Gazette.
Shorelines Casino Peterborough would be the new name for the Shorelines gaming property proposed for 1400 Crawford Drive. As a complement to a gaming floor comprised of table games and slot machines, a series of non-gaming amenities would be featured at the property. With the City of Peterborough, which is located on the Otonabee River in Central Ontario, Canada, the formal process will begin in accordance with the official zoning and bylaw procedures of the City.
The Great Canadian Gaming Company actually gained operating rights to the Thousand Islands Casino along with the Slots at Kawartha Downs in Fraserville, as part of the Ontario East Gaming Bundle. The deal also includes a new casino to be constructed in Belleville. The cost to operate the venues was set at C$50.4 million.