Great Canadian opens Canada’s largest destination casino resort

Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto
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Great Canadian Entertainment has announced the opening of Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto, providing an “exhilarating atmosphere that caters to all preferences”.

The operator has stated that the location is Canada’s largest destination casino resort with 328,000 square feet of gaming space, including 4,800 slot machines, 145 table games, VIP rooms and sports betting kiosks.

In partnership with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation, Great Canadian Toronto will also have a PlaySmart Centre on the gaming floor as part of Great Canadian Entertainment’s commitment to responsible gaming to provide players with “engaging interactive tools and valuable responsible gambling resources”.

“We are thrilled to finally unveil Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto to the world,” commented Matthew Anfinson, CEO of Great Canadian Entertainment. 

“Our team has worked tirelessly for several years to create an unrivalled 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 theatre, in the coming weeks and months.”

Adjacent to Woodbine Racetrack, the $1bn Great Canadian Toronto will cover 33 acres and is expected to generate over $500m in economic impact and employ nearly 2,000 team members.

Alongside the gaming space, the destination will also include a 400-room hotel with 11 floors, and a wellness centre featuring an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and contemporary fitness equipment. Both are expected to open later this summer.

In the coming months, Great Canadian Toronto will also open a 5,000-person entertainment venue for live music, comedy, sports and special events, with an exclusive booking partnership with Live Nation to host world-class artists.

The destination has invested $5m into artworks for the property, carefully selected to ensure “equitable representation of diverse and underrepresented communities”. To help reduce the site’s carbon footprint, there is also 250,000 square feet of green roof with solar panel canopies and electric vehicle parking for guests.

Great Canadian Toronto will also have 35,000 square feet of retail space with 15 locations, diverse culinary options and 3,800 covered parking spaces.