A Minor Variance (D08-02-17 / A-00293) to increase the number of gaming tables from 21 to 35 was approved in November 2017.
A Zoning By-law Amendment (D02-02-18-0006) was approved in May 2018 to permit a nine-storey hotel and up to 55 gaming tables at the casino.
A severance (D08-01-17 / B-00383, B-00384) to establish separate ownership for the casino by severing the horseracing track, practice track, casino and surface parking areas from the remainder of the lands was approved with conditions in December 2017 and finalized in December 2018.
Current Official Plan designation and zoning
The property is designated General Rural Area on Schedule A of the City of Ottawa Official Plan.
The Official Plan, Section 3.6.7, also recognizes the site as a Major Urban Facility by a site-specific policy. Policy 4 of Section 3.6.7 states:
Not with standing the above policies requiring Major Urban Facilities to locate in the urban area, in order to recognize the Rideau Carleton Raceway and Slots facility, located on lands legally described as part of the South Half of Lot 24, Concession 4, Rideau Front, Gloucester, being Parts 5 and 11 on Plan 4R-15731; Parts of lots 23 and 24, Concession 4, Rideau Front, Gloucester, being Part 2 on Plan 4R-15731; and consolidation of various properties: Part of lot 24, Concession 4, Rideau Front, Gloucester, Being parts 3, 4, 6, and 7 on Plan 4R-15731, an exhibition grounds for the viewing of horse racing, gaming premises as defined in the Gaming Control Act and related uses are also permitted in addition to those uses permitted in the General Rural Area designation, in this location;
Section 4.8.6 of the Official Plan includes policies related to land use constraints in the vicinity of the Ottawa International Airport. 4837 Albion Road is within the Airport Vicinity Influence Zone as shown on Schedule K of the Official Plan.
The property is currently zoned Rural Commercial, Subzone 4, Rural Exception 528 with a Schedule for height (RC4[528r] S381 - h, and subject to a holding symbol.
The current RC4 [528r] S381 - h zoning permits a casino, limited to slot machines and 55 gaming tables, as well as a hotel, place of assembly, fairground, sports arena limited to a horse racing track, amusement center limited to a bingo hall, restaurant, and limited retail store. For more information on the zoning see geoOttawa.
For more information
Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department
110 Laurier Ave., Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext. 25477