In Ontario, Canada, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation subsidiary, Ontario Gaming East Limited Partnership (OGELP), on Thursday, announced that on Monday, October 15, its Shorelines Casino Peterborough is scheduled to open its doors to the public for the first time.

According to the official press release

The grand opening celebration, which will commence at 5pm at the new gambling facility on Crawford Drive at The Parkway, will include a ribbon-cutting ceremony and live entertainment. The first 2,500 guests will receive a special gift to commemorate the opening.

General Manager for Shorelines Casino Peterborough, Bryan Buchanan said, “Opening day will be an exciting one for our 300 team members – 180 of which are new – who are all very eager to showcase the new facility to the City and the marketplace.”

Casino offering:

Replacing the Slots Parlour at Kawartha Downs, the 50,000 square foot full-service casino features approximately 500 slot machines, 22 live table games, a racebook and an area for live entertainment. Dining consists of two eateries including an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant, along with the Windward Restaurant and Lounge, which offers a selection of modern casual fare.

Buchanan added, “As we get ready to open our doors and offer an unparalleled gaming and entertainment experience to our guests, we want to recognize the efforts of all the local businesses and trades personnel who worked on this project. Hiring local talent was very important to us and together we have constructed an exceptional facility.”

As previously announced, approximately 150 employees were transferred from Kawartha Downs to the new Peterborough gambling facility, with the company saying they were looking to hire the same number of new staff at the job fair held in May this year.

New hotel to open in spring 2019:

A groundbreaking ceremony for the planned 100-room hotel adjacent to Shorelines Casino Peterborough was held on May 3, 2018, at 1400 Crawford Drive in Peterborough. The under-construction Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton, which is expected to open in May 2019, will reportedly feature a fitness center, and an indoor saltwater pool, laundry facilities, a business center and 800 square feet of meeting space, with a 500-seat concert theatre to be added at a later date.

At the May groundbreaking ceremony for the hotel, Peterborough Mayor Daryl Bennett said that the new hotel would address the “shortage of accommodation facilities” in the city.

The decision to locate the new casino in the city situated on the Otonabee River in Central Ontario, Canada, rather than the existing Fraserville site, was made by Great Canadian Gaming several years ago after the City Council indicated to the gaming company that it was willing to host a casino.

BC-based Great Canadian Gaming Corporation was founded in 1982 and currently operates 28 gaming, entertainment and hospitality facilities in OntarioNew BrunswickBritish ColumbiaNova Scotia, and Washington State.