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    Niagara Falls council wants ‘flawed’ casino RFP process stopped

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    From Niagara This Week:

    The city plans to explore all “available legal avenues” with the hopes of getting the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) to halt the process of procuring a new operator for Casino Niagara and Fallsview Casino Resort.

    At a special council meeting on June 22, council voted unanimously in support of a resolution that refers to OLG’s request for proposals (RFP) process as “flawed” with its emphasis on revenue for the province, while ignoring economic development and job creation.

    According to a report completed by HLT consultants on behalf of the City, the OLG’s plan could result in the loss of up to 1,400 jobs at the two casinos.

    Redesigning around GO

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    In addition to the economic, real-estate and quality-of-life benefits year-round GO train service is expected to bring to Niagara Falls when it arrives in 2023, it also provides an opportunity to redevelop the area surrounding the downtown station.

    Denise Landry, a planner with Niagara Region, presented council with an update on the Niagara Falls GO hub and transit station study project Tuesday evening.

    The purpose of the study is to prepare key deliverables for each station area in Niagara, such as the VIA rail station on Bridge Street in downtown Niagara Falls.

    Theatre proposal would impact view of falls

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    The Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission (OLG) is expected to announce the winning proposal for a new 5,000-seat theatre next month, but one of the submissions already has the city concerned. Read More…

    Businesses excited for Victoria Avenue revamp

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    From the Niagara Falls Review:

    It has been a long-time coming.

    Businesses along Victoria Avenue say they are looking forward to the streetscape improvements approved recently by Niagara Falls city council.

    “It’s going to improve the look of the street and I’m all for it,” said Andrew Vergalito, owner of the Italian Ice Cream business on Victoria Avenue, near Highway 420.

    Victoria Avenue, from that intersection to Clifton Hill/Centre Street, will undergo a $3.5-million facelift starting in the spring.

    Council approved the project, at the request of the Victoria Centre business improvement association, during its Jan. 26 meeting.

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