#DOT15 – Welcome to Woodbine!

May 23, 2015

TORONTO, May 23 – The highly popular Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf, which offers free and rare access to more than 155 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city, presents a unique opportunity to see Woodbine Racetrack as never before on May 23 and May 24.
In honour of this summer’s Toronto 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games, this year’s Doors Open theme – Sports, Recreation and Leisure – showcases private and public recreational sites ranging from aquatic centres to athletics stadiums.
“Woodbine is honoured to be part of this great event,” said Jim Lawson, CEO of Woodbine Entertainment Group. “Doors Open Toronto offers a tremendous opportunity for people to experience the many diverse and celebrated sites across our great city. We look forward to welcoming visitors to our historic venue.”
Guided bus tours of Woodbine’s private stable area, beginning at 10 am, will be offered. Visitors will have the opportunity to see where more than 2,000 horses live and train, hear from experienced caretakers and racing personnel, tour the paddock, and walk through the Thoroughbred starting gate.
Visitors will also have a chance to participate in a guided walking tour of Woodbine’s Grandstand, beginning at noon. , including the Hall of Fame, showcasing WEG’s rich racing history, the state-of-the-art in-house broadcast studios, press box, the Thoroughbred paddock, and the Winner’s Circle.
There will also be an opportunity to meet Woodbine’s jockeys and drivers.
Those attending can take in the sights and sounds of live racing action on both days. Post time for Saturday and Sunday is 1 pm.
Parking is available at Gate 10 for easy access to the tour registration area. Accessible drop-off and tour sign up is located at Gate 11.
Tours are on a first come, first serve basis and are scheduled once on the site. Accessible tours are available upon request.
And, don’t forget to bring a camera or video camera. Interior photography and filming is permitted, including tripod.
WEG is the largest horse racing operator in Canada offering world class horse racing at both Woodbine (Toronto) and Mohawk (Milton) racetracks. WEG also operates off-track wagering through its Champions teletheatre network throughout Ontario, which includes WEGZ Stadium Bar in Vaughan, Turf Lounge in the heart of Toronto’s financial district and Greenwood in the Beach area of Toronto. Remote wagering is also available to customers through HPIbet (formerly HorsePlayer Interactive), the company’s telephone, internet and mobile account wagering service. WEG operates HPItv, a CRTC licensed digital television channel that broadcasts its racing product into homes across Canada.
A “Caring Company” since 1997, Woodbine Entertainment Group is a member of Imagine Canada, a national program that promotes public and corporate giving, volunteerism and support to the community.
For more information about WEG’s CSR agenda and its performance outcomes, www.wegcares.ca
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Join the conversation by following @woodbineracing @Doors_OpenTO on Twitter and using the event hashtags #DOT15 #WEGcares
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