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Offline Sheriff Roland

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Toronto is now 4th!
« on: March 07, 2013, 08:18:04 am »
Toronto Beats Chicago as 4th Largest City of North America

http://www.oyetimes.com/news/canada/37484-toronto-beats-chicago-as-4th-largest-city-of-north-america

Toronto has recently been declared to have become the fourth largest city in North America, taking the position previously occupied by Chicago. Since the integration of Toronto in 1998, it was always calculated to have been the fifth largest city of North America, following Mexico City, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. However, a recently conducted census data of Statistics Canada, as of last July 1, estimated that Toronto’s population has reached 2,791,140, which was found to be 84,000 more than Chicago’s 2,707,120.

Even though both figures are mere approximation, Toronto economic development staffers have observed that the difference of population is considerate enough to declare that the city is “now the fourth largest municipality in North America.” Toronto City, excluding Greater Toronto Area, has increased its population by 38,000 in the past 12 months. Whereas, in case of Chicago, the increment over the past 12-month is calculated to be 11,000. Besides, when it comes to cities, size matters. Along with bragging rights, progressing cities often accumulate economic benefits, stronger exposure and presence on the world stage, where growth implicates vitality and attractiveness.

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Re: Toronto is now 4th!
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2013, 08:34:09 am »
Toronto is back at it - the casino question.

Some 15 years ago Torontonians voted against it in a (rare) municipal plebiscite. Yet it's back in the news. Seems every month there's another proposition for a massive new construction and this latest one involves a huge casino. City council is slated to vote later this month on allowing the construction of a casino in Toronto. I doubt this will happen. Toronto's done quite well without this kind of headache.

MGM unveils massive Toronto casino complex plan

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/2013/03/06/toronto-casino-mgm-cadillac-fairview-exhibition-place.html

MGM Resorts International has unveiled its plans for a massive casino complex in downtown Toronto, featuring a 1,200-room hotel and a shopping mall, at a cost of up to $4 billion.

The complex would be built on the grounds of Exhibition Place, and feature a permanent home for the Cirque du Soleil.

The proposal from MGM and developer Cadillac Fairview is one of several proposals for a downtown Toronto casino.

The developers say their plan will bring in 10,000 permanent full-time jobs, as well as 4,000 construction jobs
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