Great Canadian Toronto unveils upcoming ‘significant milestones’

Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto
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Great Canadian Entertainment has pulled back the curtain on the latest developments regarding its newly opened $1bn Toronto-based resort, which will comprise “significant milestones in the destination’s development”.

This will see Great Canadian Casino Resort Toronto introduce a poker room later in the summer, while a 400 room hotel will  make its debut on August 1.

The former will feature 30 tables on a private floor, with electronic table games and slots available for those waiting and no limit and limit stakes at varying levels

Furthermore, the space will also include four tables that will be situated in a semi-private area, which is designed to cater to higher stakes games and final tables.

A collaboration will also be undertaken with nearby Great Blue Heron Casino and Hotel, which will offer entry “into some of Canada’s largest poker tournaments” as well as offer “combined Bad Beat Jackpots connecting players” from each 

Great Canadian Toronto will also become bolstered by the grand opening of a hotel on the first day of next month, which will offer 400 rooms that range from 400 square feet to 840 square feet.

Great Canadian rewards members can also take advantage of exclusive offers, including the lowest available rates, free or discounted stays, and other benefits at Great Canadian Toronto, as well as across the company’s 12 other Ontarian destinations.

The first phase of Great Canadian Toronto’s opening was kick-started on June 20, when a gaming floor featuring 4,800 slot machines, 145 table games, a variety of dining options and a 3,800-space parkade was detailed

The poker room and hotel will be followed in the coming months by the introduction of a 5,000-person entertainment venue, additional dining options and retail.

In addition, the property also features two PlaySmart Centres on the gaming floor. These feature interactive tools and responsible gambling resources, including information on how to participate in OLG’s voluntary My PlayBreak program if they choose to take a break from gambling.

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.