Kitchener city council has decided unanimously that it will not welcome a casino to the community.
The result of a vote against a possible casino development was expected — an informal survey of all 10 city councillors and the mayor conducted by CBC News on Friday found they were unanimously opposed.
The motion on the casino also includes a recommendation that council ask Woolwich Township to abandon its plans to attract a casino.
"If it were to go there, the citizens of Kitchener would suffer every social ill and every economic negative that most of our consituents are concerned of," said Ward 1 Coun. Scott Davey.
Councillors have also asked the province to change its rules on the casino allocation process so that consent from both lower and upper-tier municipalities is required in order to continue with the process.