No Casino Toronto, a group of concerned citizens, believes that a mega casino will be detrimental to Toronto and should not receive the support of City Council. Contrary to the claims of Paul Godfrey, the OLG Chair, and popular misconceptions, a mega casino does not make economic sense; it will not bring in tourist dollars but rather will have a devastating impact on local restaurants, bars, hotels and theatre. It will also have a serious social impact including increased crime, problem gambling, bankruptcies, traffic gridlock and parking problems.
No Casino Toronto has done extensive research and consulted with several City Councillors, as well as representatives from the business, arts, academic, entertainment and faith communities. We welcome this opportunity to bring our concerns about OLG’s plans for Toronto to City Council.
Maureen Lynett is a practicing artist, born in Toronto and living in the High Park area. She was one of three women who spearheaded the 1997 WET campaign to end prohibition in the Junction. The success of this campaign was the first step in the amazing transformation of “The Junction” from near dereliction to a hot, up and coming business and arts community.
Peggy Calvert is a Special Education teacher. She specializes in teaching children who require extra support in the development of literacy skills. She is also a performer who is studying voice and dramatic technique. Peggy was born, raised, and currently resides in Etobicoke.
Sheila Lynett was born and lives in Etobicoke, She is the Chair of the Board of Directors for Nazareth House, a transition home for women at risk. She is working on her Masters degree from the University of Toronto.