Great Canadian Entertainment, Canada’s leader in gaming and hospitality, is pleased to announce that the brand-new gaming floor and multiple dining venues will open to the public at 5 p.m. ET at Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto.
Adjacent to Woodbine Racetrack, the brand-new destination is the newest and largest casino resort in Canada and one of the largest in North America. Gaming enthusiasts will be captivated by 328,000 square feet of gaming space featuring an extensive range of options, including 4,800 slot machines, 145 live table games, VIP rooms, and sports betting kiosks. Whether you’re a seasoned player or Vegas-style entertainment seeker, Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto offers an exhilarating atmosphere that caters to all preferences.
The landmark resort, situated on an impressive 33 acres is redefining entertainment in Toronto and promises an unparalleled experience for its guests. Seamlessly integrated and opening later this summer is a luxurious 400-room hotel, featuring well-appointed rooms and suites across 11 floors. A fully equipped wellness centre featuring an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and contemporary fitness equipment will open later this year. In the coming months, the property will unveil a state-of-the-art 5,000-person entertainment venue, providing a versatile destination for live music, comedy, sports and special events. Through an exclusive booking partnership with Live Nation, The Theatre at Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto will feature world-class artists to amplify the guest experience.
The resort’s dedication to public art is evident, with $5m invested in one-of-a-kind artworks displayed prominently throughout the property. Artists were carefully selected by a jury of fellow artists and community stakeholders through public commissioning opportunities, ensuring equitable representation of diverse and underrepresented communities.
As a commitment to environmental sustainability, Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto showcases a stunning 250,000 square feet of green roof, the second largest in Canada. Solar panel canopies further reduce the site’s carbon footprint, and electric vehicle parking spots are available for eco-conscious guests.
The resort is creating a significant economic impact, with an investment of approximately $1bn and an estimated $500m in economic benefit for Ontario. Moreover, nearly 2,000 team members will be employed, contributing to job growth and prosperity in the region. The City of Toronto has received more than $357m as its share of gaming revenue since the introduction of Casino Woodbine.
Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto is a comprehensive entertainment destination, offering a variety of dining and shopping experiences. The property will host 15 retail locations, with a combined 35,000 square feet of retail space, providing visitors with a variety of renowned brands. Food lovers will be delighted by the diverse culinary options, including the elegant Copperhorn Meet House, the charming CA.SU.AL gastropub, and The Eatery, offering delectable grab-and-go salads and sandwiches.
The Food Hall, operated by Woodbine Entertainment Group, will feature a variety of favourites including Tim Hortons, Big Smoke Burger, Noodlebox, MB Express and Pizzaiolo. Additional dining experiences will be announced soon.
A well-lit parkade with 3,800 covered parking spaces offers 24-hour security and multiple entrances providing easy access to the resort, ensuring convenience for all visitors.
“We are thrilled to finally unveil Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto to the world,” said Matthew Anfinson, Chief Executive Officer, Great Canadian Entertainment. “Our team has worked tirelessly for several years to create an unrivaled entertainment experience that will leave a lasting impression on our guests. The opening of this first phase of Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto is incredibly exciting for all of us, and we are very eager to reveal the next phases, including the hotel and The Theatre, in the coming weeks and months.”
Consistent with Great Canadian Entertainment’s commitment to responsible gaming, the company, along with its partner, Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, remain focused on promoting safe play to keep the fun in the game. As part of that commitment, the destination will feature a PlaySmart Centre on the gaming floor, filled with engaging interactive tools and valuable responsible gambling resources available for all players.