Backseat Barkers Visit The Pet-Friendly Fairmont Royal York Hotel & Woofstock

We are excited to announce this weekend, May 28th-29th,  the Talent Hounds crew will begin filming the follow-up to our award nominated pilot for the Backseat Barkers Comedy Series.

Mom, Dad and the step-fur-kids – take their first road trip together across Ontario visiting pet-friendly hotels and places. Millennials Jess and Hugh are caught up in romantic bliss and the joy of travel with their blended family. However, we get to laugh at the very different opinions of the dogs in the “backseat”.


The Backseat Barkers are kicking off their road trip in style with a stay at the pet-friendly and fabulous Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto.

While Hugh is stuck at a dentistry conference on Sunday, Jess will be enjoying the hotel with Fishstick the Pug and her Border Collie. She’ll take the two dogs to visit the mega dog-lover event Woofstock.  She’ll be stopping by PugALug Pug Rescue, the Pug Races, the Lure Course, the #nobiteisright presentation by Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund and various other events and booths.

The Fairmont Royal York Hotel

We checked out Toronto’s pet-friendly hotels and chose the historic 5-star Fairmont Royal York right in the heart of the city to film at.
Exterior_Night shot of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Toronto The Fairmont Royal York is a luxury hotel that often sleeps celebrities visiting Toronto including canines like the King of Pop Culture, Doug The Pug.  It’s the perfect fit for Fishstick’s Rescue to Royalty story.

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Deluxe_Room

It’s located directly across from Union Station and is just steps away from the city’s most famous sites and attractions, including Purina PawsWay, The Waterfront, The CN Tower, Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada, Air Canada Centre, Rogers Centre, the Eaton Centre, and the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts.

Exterior_View shot of Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Toronto

We can’t wait to indulge in the culinary creations of the hotel’s Executive Chef’s award-winning team. I know Fishstick can’t wait to order some pay-per-view and room service. He’ll be hoping for a Pizza and a Pajama Party with a special local lady he likes.

There are six dining establishments for humans to choose from with seasonal, hand-nurtured herbs grown right on the rooftop garden.

What’s even sweeter is the honey bee apiary that provides delicious honey to brighten each dish. My husband loves bees and is a huge advocate, so that sealed the deal on our hotel choice.

There is even a shuttle to take guests to Woofstock right outside the door. It’s going to be a great stay for those visiting the city and going to the event.

Stop by Toronto Woofstock this weekend and say hi:

– Backseat Barkers – Sunday All Day

– Talent Hounds Pack- All Weekend

We will be roaming around taking photos and meeting friends.

– Kids’ Pet Club Casting Call- Saturday Afternoon

We will be filming auditions for the Kids’ Pet Club in the Children’s Activity Village for an hour on Saturday afternoon.  If you have a child (6-12yrs.) who loves pets and being on camera check out our casting call. 

Do you travel with your Pet/s?

We’d love any tips or anecdotes for the new Backseat Barkers site launching this week.

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