Possible Woodbine Expansion Profiled

Published: March 16, 2015 02:15 pm EDT

The possibility of casino and entertainment expansion at Woodbine Racetrack has been profiled in a piece by the Toronto Star.

It was announced last week that Toronto Mayor John Tory is open for renewed discussions regarding casino expansion at Woodbine Racetrack if the plans involve an entertainment destination.

In May of 2013, Toronto City Councillors voted 24-20 against gambling expansion at the Rexdale raceway. Last week, the Woodbine Entertainment Group’s outgoing CEO, Nick Eaves, was quoted as saying that WEG believes that “the way the issue was approached back in the spring 2013 was very much about the unpopular prospect of a casino downtown, and the Woodbine question didn’t get considered fully on its own merits.”

The Toronto Star’s profile piece on the possibility of expansion at Woodbine highlights some of the benefits that would come with the undertaking, but it also states that some people do not think that expansion is in the best interest of the area.

(With files from the Toronto Star)