Originally Posted by rodionx
Some people from the "Friends of Downtown Ottawa" were canvassing my west Centretown neighbourhood today regarding what they said was a plan to put a casino in the youth hostel at 75 Nicholas Street. They said that city counsellors were having closed door meetings about the possibility and that they wanted to gauge public opinion.
They even gave me a phone number and an e-mail address: email@example.com
. Has anyone heard of this?
No, but considering the mayor (or was it councillors? or both?) were interested in possibly building it in the Rideau expansion, this would be a good, feasible compromise (for the people who thought of this) since I highly doubt Cadillac Fairview wants to waste space for a casino in one of the most profitable malls in the country.
Could be a reason why they temporarily shelved the Arts Court expansion. They might be looking at it as a way to fund the expansion and have space for a hotel on top of the AC expansion.
That being said, I don’t like the idea; it’s a nice building and it’s awesome for the ghost walk. It would take away from the history of the building and, of course, wouldn’t be part of the ghost walk anymore.