The City has a Municipal Contribution Agreement with Ontario Lottery Gaming Corporation, in which it receives revenues for hosting the Pickering Casino Resort.

Since Pickering Casino Resort opened in July 2021, OLG has issued non-tax gaming revenue payments, totaling $42,429,023, to the City of Pickering for hosting the facility, as part of its Municipal Contribution Agreement with Ontario Lottery Gaming Corporation (OLG).

Pickering also shares a portion of this revenue with the Region of Durham.

Casino revenues have been used for both Current and Capital Budget items like:

  • Funding for community groups as part of the City’s Community Grants Program
  • City Centre project-related planning activities and design costs
  • Gravel lot parking upgrades (behind Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex)
  • Bay Ridges Kinsmen Park soccer turf replacement, Beverly Morgan Park track replacement, various pedestrian signal upgrades, various fire station hall upfits, and the snow clearing program that so many of Pickering’s senior citizens rely on during the winter season.
  • Accessible pedestrian signals
  • Pickering Heritage & Community Centre
  • Beachfront Park Master Plan
  • Tennis court flooring replacement at Chestnut Hill Developments Recreation Complex
  • Community park rehabilitation and enhancements
  • Make up the development charge shortfall from Bill 23

    Please view page 6 of the Mayor’s 2024 Proposed Capital Budget and Forecast for a list of new assets and asset renewal projects funded by casino dollars.