One of Toronto's most elegant events returns to the city this weekend

May 17 2019, 4:35 pm

It’s almost time for a day at the races.

The Greenwood Stakes, which feature an afternoon of high-stakes horse races, fashion, art installations, mixology showcase, live music, gourmet food and lawn games, are set to kick off the summer season in style in Toronto this weekend.

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Now in its sophomore year, the event will take place through the afternoon of Saturday, May 25 at Woodbine Racetrack.

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Named in homage to the 19th century Greenwood Raceway that had its heyday in Toronto’s roaring 20s, this event will bring out the city’s see-and-be-seen crowd, clad in bespoke seersucker suits, fascinators, and Southern Belle-inspired finery to take part in the festivities of a day at the track.

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“We have been thrilled with the response from young business and hospitality professionals, artists, entrepreneurs, and fashionistas,” said Tyson Villeneuve, partner with The Social Concierge.

“Toronto is a world-class city and Torontonians have a fierce sense of individual style. We expect our guests to be upping their game even further this year as we cement the Greenwood Stakes as Toronto’s must-attend fashion-forward social affair to kick off the summer.”

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The Greenwood Stakes draws on signature elements of Vancouver-based sister event Deighton Cup – dubbed by press and attendees as the city’s biggest fashion and social affair of the summer, attracting more than 6,000 people every year.

The event brings both the Style Stakes Best Dressed Awards and the Cocktail Jockey Mixology Showcase to Toronto.

So, it’s the perfect way to spend a spring day, really.

And if you’re needing even more reason to be pumped, check out the video below, that captures all the glamour and excitement this event is going to bring to the city.

The Greenwood Stakes

Where: Woodbine Racetrack – 555 Rexdale Boulevard
When: May 25, from 12 pm to 6 pm; race begins 1 pm
Tickets: Start at $75, on sale online, March 6.
Dress Code: Derby Attire

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