Construction underway on entertainment venue in Pickering


Construction is well underway on a massive construction project in Pickering.

The Vegas-style complex, dubbed Durham Live, will become the premier entertainment and tourism district east of Yonge St., and one of Ontario’s top destinations for fun and excitement, according to the City of Pickering.

Anchored by a resort casino and five-star hotel, the destination will also include a boutique hotel, convention center, theatre, restaurants, cinemas, an indoor water park, performance venues, an office tower, and film studios.

The 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, according to the city.

It is estimated that Durham Live will create up to 10,000 jobs, and the casino alone is expected to see 1,700 new gaming and non-gaming staff at full operation.

The project will be built in phases with the first phase is expected to be completed by 2020. The second phase will begin construction sometime in 2020.

Durham Live is being developed by Triple Properties.


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