Durham Live will become the premier entertainment and tourism district east of Yonge Street, and one of Ontario’s top destinations for fun and excitement.  

Anchored by a resort casino and 5-star hotel, this unique destination will also include a boutique hotel, convention centre, amphitheatre, restaurants, cinemas, an indoor water park, performance venues, an office tower, and film studios.

This landmark project, located at the northwest corner of Church and Bayly Streets, will boast a dynamic mix of excitement, culture, nightlife, cuisine, and adventure that will cater to every whim and indulgence.

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New Highway 401 Road Crossing

The City of Pickering and Pickering Developments Inc. are undertaking a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for a new Highway 401 road crossing to connect Notion Road to Squires Beach Road.

The City of Pickering Official Plan, Edition 7 (2017), the Town of Ajax Official Plan (2016), the Region of Durham Official Plan (2017), and the Region of Durham Transportation Master Plan (2017) have identified the need for this link as a means of providing additional north-south capacity and neighbourhood connectivity as growth occurs.

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Concept images of the resort casino, hotel, and multi-purpose performance venue.


concept - landscape orientation

How many jobs will be created?

It is estimated that Durham Live will create up to 10,000 jobs, and the Pickering Resort Casino alone is expected to see approximately 2,000 new jobs for the casino, hotel and performance venue combined.

What will the economic impact be?
Based on an economic impact study prepared for the project, Durham Live has the capacity to contribute approximately $1.3 billion in incremental annual GDP, and over $625 million in annual total tax revenues. Based on the size and scale of the planned casino, host payments to Pickering are expected to be approximately $20 million or more per year upon full development. 
Will the City share any revenues generated by the casino?
At the April 10, 2018 Council Meeting, a resolution was passed which proposes that 30 per cent of gaming revenues, at full build out of the gaming facility, be directed to the Region of Durham. It is at the Region’s discretion on how to allocate these funds. However, we suggest that a portion of the monies be directed towards social housing. See Minutes
How will traffic impacts be addressed?
We collectively want to minimize any future traffic impacts. As such, the Durham Live developer is working with the City of Pickering, Region of Durham, and the Ministry of Transportation to implement various traffic infrastructure improvements. Possible enhancements include road widening, intersection improvements, a new road crossing of Highway 401, and a new partial Highway 401 interchange with direct access to the Durham Live site.
Development Applications

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