Charlie Johnstone, President of Honda Indy Toronto (left), with Sebastien Bourdais, Verizon IndyCar Series driver for KVSH Racing and 2014 Honda Indy Toronto winner

Earlier today, organizers of the Honda Indy Toronto were joined by 2014 race winner Sebastien Bourdais to mark the start of the track build at Exhibition Place. Setup of the championship racetrack and grandstands begins this week with just over a month to go before the event.


Week of May 4         Block placement begins inside Exhibition Place grounds along Manitoba Drive (at night only); setup of grandstands and suite structures begins

Week of May 11       Block placement begins along Princes’ Blvd (at night only); setup of suite structures continues

May 19                         Grandstand setup continues; Honda spectator bridge is installed (located between BMO Field and Direct Energy Centre)

Week of May 25       Block placement begins along Lake Shore Blvd (at night only); setup of suites continues

Week of June 1         Block placement along Princes’ Blvd (at night only) and suite setup continues

June 8                           Race team and concessions load-in begins for event weekend

June 10                         Lake Shore Blvd is closed and will re-open Sunday at midnight

About Honda Indy Toronto

The Honda Indy Toronto, Ontario’s largest annual sporting event, takes place June 12-14 on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place near Lake Ontario and downtown Toronto. In addition to world-class racing, the event features festival attractions, including craft beer, food trucks, adrenaline filled shows, interactive games and activities, live entertainment, charity events and celebrity appearances. For more information, visit