Friday, May 9, 2014

Woofstock Launch Takes Place May 10 & The 11th Annual Woofstock Festival Returns May 24-25

Expands to Woodbine Park
Imperial Ballroom, Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Saturday, May 10 @ 2pm

WOOFSTOCK, the winner of Best Festival in Canada at the 17th Annual Star Awards, is now entering its 11th year (that’s 77 in dog years!). WOOFSTOCK will take place May 24-25 in a new location at Woodbine Park. Launching the two-day festival is the ever-popular CELEBRITY DOGGIE HIGH TEA on May 10 at 2pm.

The Celebrity Doggie High Tea will take place at the Fairmont Royal York’s historic Imperial Room where dogs are royalty and treated to their very own High Tea. The puparazzi are on standby with rumours of celebrity look-alikes on the red carpet such as Mayor Dog Ford and his best buddy Jimmy Kibble, Andy Warhowl, Benedict Cumberpooch, and Woofus Wainwright! This year, WOOFSTOCK’s Celebrity Doggie High Tea will take place on Mother’s Day Weekend so a special costume category is being added to the festivities; “Best Celebrity Mom.” Be on the look out for Wilma Furstone, Lucille Bowl, and Florence Henderbone. The pooches with the most dazzling celebrity costume will win a grand prize of an overnight stay at the Furrmont Royal York Hotel during WOOFSTOCK weekend.

Admission to the Celebrity High Tea is a $10 donation to the World Society for the Protection of Animals (WSPA), a cause that goes paw in paw with WOOFSTOCK. Visit for more details and to register for the Celebrity Doggie High Tea.

After a decade of doggy love on Front Street, WOOFSTOCK is moving, and doubling in size, to Woodbine Park in The Beaches, at Lake Shore Boulevard East and Coxwell Avenue. Hanging on to the classics such as the Woofstock Fashion Show, Mr. And Ms. Canine Canada Pageant, and the Running of the Pugs, WOOFSTOCK is taking advantage of the new locale by adding a new dog show from the Ultimutts called Cirque Du Canine and a Doggy Kissing Booth, as well as creating an off-leash play area called Dogs Open Toronto, an homage to the famous Toronto festival, Doors Open, taking place the same weekend.

With over 5.2 million dog treats woofed down, WOOFSTOCK is North America’s largest festival for dogs and has become a household noun amongst Canadians as the largest one-stop shopping extravaganza for their four-footed friends. Now in it’s second decade, WOOFSTOCK has hosted over 3,000 one-of-a-kind exhibitors from across the continent offering the latest trends in pooch products from couture clothing to health supplements–everything needed to survive in a dog eat dog world!

WOOFSTOCK Launch Party
Doggie Celebrity High Tea
Saturday, May 10, 2014 @ 2pm
Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Imperial Ball Room, 100 Front Street West, Toronto
ADMISSION: $10 donation to WSPA (World Society for the Protection of Animals)

May 24-25, 2014
Woodbine Park, Toronto
Full info at or 1.416.234.WOOF (416.234.9663)
                              Sponsored by CITY, Toronto Star, and

Andy Warhowl

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