Woodbine Entertainment Group

Woodbine Casino Expansion

Woodbine Entertainment Group (WEG) is a longstanding and valued client of HH Angus, dating back to the late 1980s. Through successful projects at Woodbine over the years, and the development of a strong relationship, we are privileged to serve as a trusted advisor.

Woodbine Racetrack is home to Ontario Lottery & Gaming’s (OLG) most successful revenue generating facility. One of the challenges in providing services for this site is the uncompromising need to keep all services fully operational at all times. The system must provide total redundancy for 24/7 operation of the slot floor area and associated support spaces. When required, we provide around-the-clock service to minimize disruptions.

WEG’s “1 West Expansion” saw a former storage space renovated to accommodate 1000 new gaming floor slot machines, complementing the 2000-slot installation we had previously designed during original base building and fit out. The expansion required all new mechanical and electrical (M&E) services.

The slots expansion included significant upgrades to the electrical service, which had to be brought a long distance from the main electrical room. The new distribution was sized to handle all the new games, audio/visual equipment, surveillance equipment, lighting and general power loads. We also upgraded the emergency power system and synchronized the generators while, at the same time, maintaining the same level of available emergency power.

Other major projects at Woodbine have included:

  • On-track lighting for Thoroughbred and Standardbred racing
  • Replacement of the steam boiler plant with three 5,000,000 BTU/h (input) high efficiency boilers and two 1,200,000 BTU/h (input) high efficiency boilers
  • Base building improvements to escalator, kitchen, grandstands
  • Responsible Gaming offices
  • ‘Backstretch Barn’ renovations
  • ‘Backstretch’ domestic water service
  • Generator system upgrade

Mechanical Engineering | Electrical Engineering

Status: Ongoing

Vaughan, Ontario

Renovated storage space to accommodate 1000 new gaming floor slot machines | Critical up-time requirement to keep all services fully operational around the clock 

Renovating dining spaces

The expansion also contains an 80-seat casual dining area featuring “Willows Restaurant” and “Willows Noodle Bar”.