Hard Rock Casino - Ottawa, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member The Burrow
N 45° 17.710 W 075° 36.346
18T E 452501 N 5015919
Quick Description: This is the future home of the Hard Rock Casino in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 6/18/2019 3:10:46 PM
Waymark Code: WM10RYD
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Long Description:
From an article by Laura Osman · CBC News · Posted: Feb 15, 2018 10:39 AM ET
"The Rideau Carleton Raceway and the Hard Rock Casino unveiled plans Thursday for the $318-million expansion of the entertainment facility in south Ottawa.

The expansion will include an eight-storey hotel, a 2,500-seat concert venue and 20 new gaming tables if the application is approved by Ottawa city council.

The casino hopes to begin construction in 2019.

The plan has already been submitted to the city, which will require several rezoning applications."

"The casino wants to expand its gaming capacity for a total of 55 tables and 750 slot machines, on par with the Casino du Lac Leamy in Gatineau. The goal is to compete for a share of the $60 million of gambling revenue in the Ottawa region that crosses the river into Quebec every year."

""The benefits to the local community if we repatriate that money is obvious," said Andrew Wright, director of the Rideau Carleton/Hard Rock joint venture.

The joint venture is also seeking approval for a Hard Rock Live concert venue, with hopes to attract major acts to the city and create an entertainment district in south Ottawa.

The expansion also calls for a steakhouse restaurant with 150 seats and a 40-seat lounge, but those parts of the project do not require council approval.

Once the expansion is complete, the new entertainment district will be rebranded under the Hard Rock moniker."

"A public consultation meeting is planned for March 7. Council will make a decision on the application in the spring.

If approved, the expansion will occupy about 40 hectares of land at the existing raceway site. There are another 160 hectares of undeveloped land that Hard Rock could use to create a huge entertainment district in the future.

"A multifaceted entertainment destination ... will be a really exciting place for Ottawa to come to," Wright said."
What kind of venue?: Hard Rock Casino

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Physical Address:
4837 Albion Road
OTTAWA, Ontario Canada
K1X 1A3

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