City and OLG Partnership Continues with Community Enhancement Project Funding 

Mar 21, 2018

For Immediate Release     
Wednesday, March 21, 2018

City and OLG Partnership Continues with Community Enhancement Project Funding 

The City of Greater Sudbury recognized the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) for their continued support during a cheque presentation at the South End Library Branch on March 21.

The City received $2.2 million for the April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017, fiscal year from revenues generated by the OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs. Since 2001, Greater Sudbury has received more than $39 million in non-tax gaming revenue for hosting OLG Slots at Sudbury Downs.

"I want to thank the OLG for your continued support to our community," said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. "The tens of millions of dollars contributed to our community over the years, has been helping our community grow and bettering our quality of life for residents for years to come."

Annual contributions from OLG are placed in the City’s general revenue accounts and are invested into capital projects throughout the community, including the Gutcher Street water main project, the replacement of the Adanac Ski Hill Lift, and the roof replacement at the Nickel District Pool. 

“OLG is proud to be a vital part of Greater Sudbury for more than 18 years and we look forward to continuing to build on that support,” said Marcelline Riddell, OLG’s Senior Manager of Municipal and Community Relations. “Each and every year 100 per cent of OLG proceeds are invested in Ontario. From healthcare, to education, to community festivals, OLG funds are hard at work in Greater Sudbury and all across our province. We value the contribution of gaming site employees in making life here that much richer.”

OLG’s community enhancement project funding payments are made under an equitable formula in the Municipality Contribution Agreement which determines the funds municipalities receive for hosting an OLG gaming facility. They are based on an escalating scale of gaming revenue consistent across all sites in Ontario.