Great, just another thing to have the residents of the Glebe whine, bitch, and moan about!
Not only will we be hearing them cry foul over the Super Ex, any concerns played down there due to the noise, but now they will want the City of Ottawa tax payers to help them financially from either preventing becoming gambling addicts or getting money to help the addicts. Because after all, in no way shape or form should those in the Glebe be inconvenienced with the lifestyles of the down town! They want their area to be a nice quiet little rural neighbourhood where you can hear the birds chirping, see the rabbits hopping, and their kids can play street hockey on Bank Street!
I am with you on that one, BB!! It is one thing for these folks to whine and moan about something that was THERE when they moved in but can you just imagine if MORE was added to make their whining and moaning take place year round? They would have to create a new section in the Citizen to deal with their constant harping about how they live in the downtown core and, yet, want a 'rural' lifestyle!!
If they are to go into the casino 'business', then I think setting up on Sparks Street (or somewhere more downtown) would make more sense as they would be closer to the hotels that the tourists gravitate to and they could walk to play their games of chance. It would liven up the main city core. Being closer to Casino Lac Leamy would not be a huge deal IMHO simply because I think the Ottawa residents who do go to Leamy would keep their provincial tax dollars in Ontario if they had the opportunity. I know that I would for the few times a year that I actually go to a casino.
I, too, have some concerns about the social implications...but there are social implications to most of what is/isn't done in various ventures. That's a tough call and a different discussion for another day.