A waterfront casino in Toronto? Don’t bet on it By David Olive, The Star September 24, 2018 at 3:02 pm Doug Ford, the Ontario premier, remains tight-lipped about his plans for reviving the downtown Toronto waterfront. As recently as five years ago, then-city councillor Ford championed a casino near the waterfront. And Rod Phillips, then-CEO of Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corp. (OLG), the Ontario monopoly on legal gambling, hoped for a waterfront casino. Phillips is now in Ford’s cabinet, as environment minister. But Ford has reason not to act on the current rumours of a revived casino project for the Toronto waterfront.