Casino resort proposed for Pickering

It's being called a premier casino resort, and it's not coming to Toronto, but Pickering.

While nothing has been approved, Durham Live would be built in an area close to the 401.

The company behind it, Ontario Gaming GTA LP, says the project would create more than 10 thousand local jobs, bringing what they call a "multi-dimensional, cultural, tourist and commercial centre to Durham Region.

The casino resort alone is anticipated to employ approximately 2,000 staff. This represents 1,700 new jobs, in addition to the existing team members at Casino Ajax who will transfer over once the new resort opens.

It's unclear when the resort would open, but the company has announced they are proceeding towards municipal permitting.

It is being developed by Ontario Gaming GTA LP, a partnership between Great Canadian Gaming Corporation, one of Canada's leading gaming services operator with 25 gaming, entertainment and hospitality facilities across Canada and the US, and Toronto-based Brookfield Business Partners.