OGGLP and Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation Set Plans into Motion for the New Great Blue Heron Casino
PORT PERRY, ON, Jan. 29, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation ("MSIFN") held an event to officially announce the signing of a redevelopment agreement with Ontario Gaming GTA LP ("OGGLP"), which is a partnership comprised of Great Canadian Gaming Corporation ("GCGC") and Brookfield Business Partners L.P. ("Brookfield"). This agreement signifies a new era for the Great Blue Heron Casino ("GBH") and will encompass enhancements to the property allowing for a premier gaming and entertainment destination to be developed. The proposed redevelopment is slated for completion by the end of 2018.
"The MSIFN community is eager to work with OGGLP on the innovative and exciting changes that will be happening at GBH," said MSIFN Chief Kelly LaRocca. "We are thrilled with what's coming next for GBH and are looking forward to consulting with our membership about the development that will be taking place in our community."
The new facility will preserve the Great Blue Heron name; however, OGGLP will work with the community to further revive and strengthen the visual elements of the brand. In addition, OGGLP and MSIFN will focus on the development of employment opportunities, procurement processes and community engagement throughout the span of the project.
"As part of our commitment and partnership with the MSIFN, we are focused on building a state-of-the-art gaming entertainment facility that will continue to celebrate the heritage of the MSFIN community and provide exciting gaming options," said Rod Baker, President and CEO, GCGC.