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‘Doors Open’ A Success At Woodbine

Published: May 26, 2015 1:10 pm ET

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Doors Open Toronto, presented by Great Gulf, offered free and rare access to more than 155 architecturally, historically, culturally and socially significant buildings across the city, including Woodbine Racetrack, this past weekend.

In honour of this summer's Toronto 2015 Pan American/Parapan American Games, this year's Doors Open theme – Sports, Recreation and Leisure – showcased private and public recreational sites ranging from aquatic centres to athletics stadiums.

At Woodbine, guided bus tours of the private stable area, grandstand, the Canadian Horse Racing Hall of Fame, as well as other key spots on the racetrack's 680 acres, were offered to fans.

Nearly 2,000 people signed up for Woodbine tours over the two-day extravaganza.

"Woodbine Entertainment Group would like to acknowledge the great outpouring of support by the Rexdale community and those across Toronto who came to visit Woodbine and all the other venues during Doors Open Toronto weekend," said Jim Lawson, CEO of Woodbine Entertainment Group. "We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of support of all that happens at Woodbine.

“I’m extremely proud of our employees and staff at Woodbine who went the extra step to show how great the racetrack really is," Lawson said. "We also have to commend the efforts of the Doors Open Toronto organizers, who put on a terrific spectacle that displayed the city at its best."


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