Palace Pier Casino?
There's an interesting article in today's Globe and Mail about a proposal for man-made islands in the Humber Bay area of Lake Ontario, in Toronto. At first it seems entirely altruisic. A place for mega-construction dirt, an added home for migratory birds, a cleaner public beach for the west-end neighbourhood...
Then I thought, more 'big city' marina slips for the luxury boating community.
Then I thought, an excuse to fill-in the existing (remaining) open Swansea - Parkdale parkland with lakefront Condos; the west side of Humber Bay is already crammed up. And to scrap the continuous pathing of the Martin Goodman Trail?
Then I thought... there's the New Casino. (MGM really wouldn't want to retrofit an undersized 40 year-old Ontario Place Structure). Nor would the constant heaviness of slot machines make a lot of sense, as lifted into the air.
*Palace Pier - besides being an actual fun spot many decades ago - immediately next to the Humber river, became the site of an early, lonely, (elegant) lakefront condominum. Years later, a second tower, PP2, was erected immediately in front of it. Followed shortly by the modern millenium's tacky sardine crush across the Etobicoke side.