Flamboro Downs to Host a Community Forum Regarding the Allocation of Surplus Land

HAMILTON, ON, June 14, 2017 /CNW/ - Last month, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation ("Great Canadian"), owner and operator of the horse racing facilities at Flamboro Downs, issued a public announcement and community survey regarding the allocation of surplus land that is currently available at the Flamboro site.

On Thursday, June 29, Flamboro Downs will host a community forum in an effort to maximize local input regarding the development of outdoor amenities on the surplus land.

"We are ready to proceed with the next step, which is to invite the community to a public forum where we will discuss the findings of the survey and see what the community would like developed. So far the preliminary survey results indicate that the land should have a mix of indoor and outdoor facilities," said Bruce Barbour, Executive Director Racing Operations at Great Canadian.

The two land parcels identified for redevelopment are approximately 50 acres and could support amenities such as: an outdoor amphitheatre, running, walking or mountain biking trails, sports fields, outdoor recreation space or community gardens.

In light of the City of Hamilton's stated preference for gaming to remain at Flamboro Downs, Great Canadian is undertaking this planning exercise in order to explore the possible integration of public amenities that could complement any enhancements associated with a future upgraded casino and horse racing facilities.

"Around Flamboro Downs, we have a mix of young families and seniors who would benefit from an outdoor facility. It is important to keep our community healthy and having such a structure in place would be impressive," said Hamilton Ward 14 Councillor Robert Pasuta. "We need to make sure people have options to lead healthy outdoor lifestyles – especially seniors."

Ward 15 Councillor Judi Partridge believes there is lots of potential with this type of development as "Flamborough has an ever-growing number of young families, especially in Waterdown, and an outdoor amenity could become a wonderful recreation hub for the city."

Flamboro Downs Community Forum Details:

When: Thursday, June 29, 2017 (6pm-8pm)
What: Complimentary BBQ; Presentation, Q&A Session and Tour of the Surplus Land
Where: Flamboro Downs, 967 Highway #5 West, Dundas, Ontario
(To confirm attendance, please RSVP by June 28, 2017: reservations@flamborodowns.com)

For more information about the future development or to view a detailed map of the allocated surplus land, please visit flamborodowns.com.

Great Canadian Gaming Corporation is a Canadian based company that operates gaming, entertainment and hospitality facilities in British Columbia, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Washington State. The Company has 22 gaming properties, which consists of fourteen casinos, including a four Diamond resort hotel in Richmond, British Columbia and in Moncton, New Brunswick, four horse racetrack casinos, three community gaming centres and one commercial bingo hall. In total, Great Canadian locations house over 7,140 slot machines, 383 table games and employ approximately 5,800 employees from coast to coast. A key element of Great Canadian's business model is its commitment to social responsibility. "PROUD of our people, our business, our community" is Great Canadian's brand that unifies the company's community, volunteering and social responsibility efforts. Under the PROUD program, Great Canadian annually invests over $2.5 million in our communities, and in 2016, over 1,500 charitable organizations were supported by Great Canadian. In each Canadian gaming jurisdiction, a significant portion of gross gaming revenue from gaming facilities is retained by our crown partners on behalf of their provincial government for the purpose of supporting programs like healthcare, education and social services.

SOURCE Great Canadian Gaming Corporation - Media Relations

For further information: Sonja Mandic, Director, Media Relations and Social Responsibility, Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, 604.889.7114, smandic@gcgaming.com

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