Case Study

Kawartha Slots

Kawartha Slots, a premier slot gaming facility, expanded with a 10,000 square foot addition. This project enhanced gaming, parking, and spectator experience seamlessly.


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Fraserville, ON

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Project Sustainability

  • 60% Recycled Materials
  • 85% Energy Self-Sufficient
  • 60% Less Construction Waste

Client: Curtis Auto Records

Completion: 2016

Project Type: Entertainment and Leisure

Architects: J.R. Freethy Architect

Seamless Expansion: Kawartha Slots Transforms with a 10,000 Square Foot Addition

Kawartha Slots, originally housing 370 slot machines, embarked on a transformative journey with a significant expansion. The 10,000 square foot, one-storey addition seamlessly integrated into the existing stadium for the harness racing track, adding 800 parking spots, bus loops, and landscaping, creating a cohesive and inviting environment for visitors. Remarkably, this entire project, from design to operational status, was completed within an impressive 36-week timeline.

The architectural finesse of J. R. Freethy Architect shone through in the building’s back-of-house areas, exterior work, and the meticulous coordination needed to integrate the themed seaming into the facility. This seamless integration was crucial for maintaining the aesthetic and functional coherence of the expanded gaming floor, which was expertly handled by 2M Architects.



Curtis Auto Records, the track owner and client, entrusted J. R. Freethy Architect with the construction management of this complex project. Despite the stadium’s full operation, accommodating 10,000 spectators, the project proceeded smoothly, thanks to careful planning and coordination, ensuring safety and efficiency throughout the development.

A critical aspect of the project was upgrading the infrastructure, as the site was initially non-serviced. The addition of an underground water supply to run the sprinkler pump, capable of utilizing 30,000 gallons of domestic water for both the stadium and the slot facility, was a testament to the thoroughness and foresight of J. R. Freethy Architect.

Kawartha Slots now stands as a beacon of architectural excellence and operational efficiency, offering an enhanced gaming experience while seamlessly blending into the vibrant environment of the harness racing stadium.



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J.R. Freethy Architect

Established in 1989, J.R. Freethy Architect is a practice working extensively in Clarington, Durham Region area, Kawartha and Northumberland. J.R. Freethy Architect has successfully implemented a diverse range of projects since the inception of the practice.

Reg Freethy B. Arch., MOAA, MRAIC, is the principal of J. R. Freethy Architect. As the lead architect for the practice, he takes a leadership role in all phases of each project undertaken.