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Flamboro Panorama

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Welcome to flamboro downs – regarded as one of the finest standardbred racing facilities and a great place to work!  Were you aware that flamboro downs is home to the world record for three-year-old pacers on a half-mile track?  Harness this exhilaration.  Harness this excitement. Experience electronic table game devices and over 800 slot machines operated by Elements Casino Flamboro with on-site dining and bar facilities.

We have made a significant investment in our gaming and entertainment facilities, and we are eager to share them with our guests. These enhancements include the addition of new gaming and entertainment amenities and the addition of approximately 100 new jobs. In order to accommodate these enhancements, flamboro downs is now a 19+ entertainment destination. All ages are still welcome to enjoy live racing on the tarmac and have access to washroom facilities.

There is something for everyone!  In addition to offering a multi-faceted entertainment, food & beverage and gaming destination on 220 acres in rural Hamilton, our ultimate goal is to provide a memorable, exciting entertainment experience to our guests and rewarding opportunities for our associates.  Since its founding in 1975, flamboro downs' management has been committed to promoting positive employee relations and service excellence 24/7.

Join us at flamboro downs where excitement comes standard!

Proud to be at flamboro downs

flamboro downs opened its doors to the public on April 9, 1975. The planning began in 1972 when the Honorable Ray Connell a local farmer, horseman and politician decided that the area needed a racetrack.  Mr. Connell had just retired from provincial politics where he had served as Minister of Public Works.

He sought out potential investors and approached Mr. Charles Juravinski a local building contractor who had closed his construction company and was looking to invest in a new venture. Mr. Juravinski’s partner was Mr. William McCann and he too was interested in the new venture.

Ray and Charles purchased property in Flamborough Township on Highway #5 and began a further search for another major investor. They found their man in Mr. John Grant of Hornby Ontario. Mr. Grant was an avid horseman and the owner of a large transportation company.

Once John was aboard the new company was incorporated in 1972 and planning began in earnest. Construction began in 1974 and was completed in April 1975.

The progress of the “Track of the Future” was rapid and by 1979 an addition was needed to the main building.

Mr. Connell retired in the mid eighties and Mr. Grant in the early nineties leaving Mr. Juravinski and Mr. McCann as owners. Mr. McCann retired in the late nineties and Mr. Juravinski was the sole owner until the company was sold in 2002 to Magna Entertainment Corp.

Prior to the sale the Ontario Government approved and set up the Slots at Racetracks Program and flamboro downs became a host site for the slot program in October of 2000.

In October of 2005, flamboro downs went through another great acquisition when they were purchased by Great Canadian Gaming Corporation.

Great Canadian Gaming is based out of British Columbia and owns several casinos, hotels and racetracks across Canada and Washington State.

Great Canadian strives to be the leading gaming and entertainment destination by providing superior experiences through unparalleled products, facilities and services.