As many of you may already know, the Rideau Carleton Raceway was purchased by the Hard Rock Casino group. On February 2, 2018, the City of Ottawa received a zoning by-law amendment application to permit a nine-floor hotel; a 2,500 seat theatre; increase the permitted number of gaming tables associated with a casino from 35 to 55; and increase the number of slots from 1,250 to 2,000. The proposed new facility will have traffic implications for residential communities north of the site and I encourage residents to get involved and learn more.
The applicant will be hosting a public consultation on Wednesday, March 7 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Orchard View Event Centre, which is located at 6346 Deermeadow Drive in Greely. I have requested a second public consultation meeting at a more central and accessible location, but to date the applicant has not agreed to my request. For more information, please contact my office at email@example.com or 613-580-2480.