I didn't even take a side (RioCan/Allied vs. Oxford) and you're still going on about the evil casino.
I was simply stating that RioCan/Allied are quite obviously lobbying against Oxford place because it competes with their project. You explain to me how ~1 million SF of planned retail at Oxford doesn't directly compete with the ~500K SF that these guys are planning two blocks away? We get it, you don't like the casino. And you're blindly jumping on RioCan's wagon as a result.
The casino is mentioned because a sizable portion of the retail facilities and hotel for the Oxford proposal are related directly or indirectly to the casino, that's why the casino is mentioned. There is no casino related to Riocan/Allied proposal. Now is that clearer? In addition, the Riocan/Allied proposal will likely not resemble the the massive indoor mall approach of that shown (so far) in the Oxford proposal. If there is no casino on the Oxford site, then I's say that it's likely that the proposed retail space will either be smaller, or phased in over a long period of time because it isn't easy to lease 1,000,000 square feet of retail space. It's also likely that the very large hotel will be scaled back significantly if the casino doesn't appear.
Just so it's clear, it's you who is reading advocacy into my responses. Yes, I'm opposed to a downtown casino because it's a lousy location, because a considerable portion of the square feet of retail would reflect the needs of the casino and hotel (if the casino ends up being situated there). I'm certainly not opposed to redeveloping that section of Front Street, or adding more office towers, or improving the convention facilities, so there are interesting and attractive elements to the Oxford proposal. But to be clear, anyone who lives in King-Spadina would see the logic of creating a retail, office, residential destination on the Globe lands. The debate is about how it is to be executed. And I'm going to bet that Allied/Riocan/Diamond have already been talking with the local councillor and reaching out to the community.
Can you do your computing now?