Ward 20, Trinity-Spadina Councillor Adam Vaughan (Photo by Mark Tarnovetsky/Toronto Sun)
Councillor Adam Vaughan has made no secret of his opposition to a casino in Toronto.
As the topic of a Hogtown casino flared up again today with Mayor Rob Ford voicing his support for the idea, Vaughan came out swinging, stressing Toronto doesn’t want a casino.
Here’s Vaughan in his own words:
“We don’t want it, we don’t want it downtown, we don’t want it in the city and we don’t want it on the waterfront.
“I’m not interested in turning my city into a casino at the expense of every small business, every restaurant, every bar, every entertainment facility. I’m not willing to gut the local economy to make some multi-national rich and the province a little better off while the city is left to deal with the bankrupt businesses, the street crime and the broken souls.
“It is just not the way to build a modern city and any part of the world you go to where there is a casino, you have a dead neighbourhood. I’m not killing any neighbourhood in Toronto.
“And I will stand up to the province, the mayor or anyone else who thinks casinos are a good idea.”
Anyone smell a 2014 election issue?