Ontario: London’s Western Fair District to see casino renovation following lease agreement

Photo: Gateway Casinos and Entertainment (courtesy)/Rendering of original Starlight Casino proposal in London, Ontario

Ontario: London’s Western Fair District to see casino renovation following lease agreement

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  • Amy Simon, Global News
November 9, 2022 6:06 PM
  • Amy Simon, Global News
  • Ontario
  • Commercial Casinos

The casino at the Western Fair District will be holding onto its location for the foreseeable future despite previously looking to expand in a different location.

In a statement, Gateway Casino and Entertainment said it has reached an agreement and extended its lease with the fairgrounds.

“We are currently working on our future development plans for Gateway Casinos London that will see us expand our existing footprint,” said Grant Darling, senior vice-president of operations for Gateway Casinos Ontario.

In 2018, following stalled lease negotiations with the Western Fair District, Gateway rolled the dice and announced interest in building a new $75-million casino on Wonderland Road South.