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Robert Wickens will give the command today for IndyCar drivers to start their engines

TORONTO (July 14, 2019) – Not only will Robert Wickens drive an Arrow-modified Acura NSX in the pre-race ceremonies for today’s NTT IndyCar Series race at the Honda Indy Toronto, but the Guelph, Ont.-native will also follow it up by giving the command for 22 IndyCar drivers to start their engines.
For Wickens, it will be a grand welcome home as he continues his recovery and rehabilitation from injuries sustained in a racing accident last August. A personal highlight of his racing career was finishing third last year in Toronto during his rookie IndyCar season for Arrow Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.
“Today is going to be an extra special day to give Robert the standing ovation and recognition that he deserves,” said Jeff Atkinson, Honda Indy Toronto President. “His performance in the 2018 Honda Indy Toronto brought much enthusiasm and excitement to our fans and festival-goers, and he’s going to do the same again this year! It’s going to be an inspirational occasion this afternoon for all of us. Let’s stand up, be loud and cheer on Robbie.”
Also part of the pre-race parade laps is IndyCar driver and three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Helio Castroneves driving the Honda Fastest Seat in Sports, the two-seater Indy car powered by Honda. Winter Olympics medalist figure skater Adam Rippon will be Castroneves’ passenger in its back seat for a high-speed ride around the 2.89-kilometer, 11 turn street circuit on Exhibition Place. Both Helio and Adam share a common link as past “Dancing with the Stars” competitors and Mirror Ball Champions.
The military will play an integral role as always and be saluted with much fanfare in the pre-race festivities. Led by the MRZR and followed by the G-Wagon, the marching contingent of over 300 Canadian Armed Forces members from across Ontario will begin the ceremonies. Members of the Canadian Army, the 4th Canadian Division Headquarters and 32 Canadian Brigade Group will present the Canadian Flag colours.
A few minutes before drivers get strapped into their cars and Robert gives the command to start their engines, Warrant Officer Darryl Casselman from the Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada, stationed in Cambridge, Kitchener, will perform both the Star Spangled Banner and O Canada. The 425 Tactical Fighter Squadron CF-18 Hornets from Canadian Forces Base Bagotville, Que. will conduct a fly past over the Exhibition Place grounds. Finally, as the Indy cars come to the starting line, Brigadier-General Paul Prevost, Deputy Chief of Staff for the Strategic Joint Staff in Ottawa, as the Honorary Starter, will wave the green flag for the 85-lap race.
To the delight of kids, SpongeBob SquarePants returns today as a special guest in the ceremonies to commemorate the hit TV series’ 20th anniversary this year. Children 12 and under receive free general admission with a ticketed adult, and also get free access to the NTT IndyCar Series Paddock thanks to YTV, the Official Kids TV Partner of the Honda Indy Toronto. For complete ticket pricing and event information of all the fan and family activities, visit hondaindy.com/familyfun.

Commissionaires will honour veterans through engagement activities at the 2019 Honda Indy Toronto

TORONTO (June 18, 2019) – Commissionaires, the largest private sector employer of veterans in Canada, has entered a partnership with the Honda Indy Toronto set for next month. Canada’s premier security company will host over 100 of its employees and veterans with past military service at the motorsports festival held at Exhibition Place, July 12-14. In conjunction with…

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Honda Indy Toronto delivers new combo ticket packages

TORONTO (June 13, 2019) – In less than a month, the 33rd edition of Honda Indy Toronto gets under way on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place. Two different combo ticket packages offering convenient benefits are on sale now to get in on the festival action, July 12-14.
A great last-minute gift for dad is the Father’s Day Pack available for a very limited time through Sunday (June 16) at 9 p.m. ET. For $160, it includes two Saturday or Sunday Silver Grandstand tickets, two Paddock Passes, two slices of Pizza Pizza, two Coca-Cola beverages, plus a photo opportunity. All these benefits bundled together offer a $110 savings and will deliver lasting memories with dad this summer.
The easiest way to get to the Honda Indy Toronto is by GO Transit. GO Transit Combo Tickets are available for $45 for Saturday or Sunday and also for $70 in a 2-Day option which includes a round trip GO Transit fare and event General Admission. Not only do children 12 and under receive free Honda Indy Toronto general admission, but also they can now ride the GO network for free. The GO Train Exhibition Station is conveniently located just north of Turn 8 near the Gate 2 entrance of the Honda Indy Toronto.
“These combo ticket packages are a great way to check out the Honda Indy Toronto for the very first time or even for our repeat customers to enhance their experience,” said Jeff Atkinson, Honda Indy Toronto President. “In addition to the Stadium SUPER Trucks returning to the schedule, we have some new and exciting festival features to announce over the next three weeks which will only further increase the value of these combo packs.”
Honda Indy Toronto is an unforgettable weekend for the whole family. Children 12 and under are admitted free throughout the event when attending with a ticketed adult. Honda Fan Friday returns for the 10th year to the Honda Indy Toronto offering general admission on Friday, July 12, courtesy of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association through a voluntary donation by festival-goers benefiting Make-A-Wish® Canada.
Festival-goers should visit hondaindy.com/promotions to explore all the benefits of these special ticket packages offered for the Honda Indy Toronto. All spectators are encouraged to use Toronto’s GO Lakeshore West Train to Exhibition Station for the easiest commute without the worry of traffic or parking at the Honda Indy Toronto. For complete ticket pricing and event information, visit hondaindy.com.

Entripy Custom Clothing named official event merchandise vendor of Honda Indy Toronto

TORONTO (June 5, 2019) – Honda Indy Toronto is entering an exciting new partnership with Entripy Custom Clothing. The company based in nearby Oakville, Ont. has been named the official event merchandise vendor for the upcoming race weekend at Exhibition Place, July 12-14. Using fully integrated technology which streamlines the printing and embroidery process, Entripy Custom Clothing…

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Tickets go on sale today for the 2019 Honda Indy Toronto

Meridian Champions Club experience is also available for purchase for a limited time
Tickets go on sale today for the 2019 Honda Indy Toronto
TORONTO (December 3, 2018) – The Honda Indy Toronto returns to Exhibition Place, July 12-14, 2019, in downtown Toronto. Public sales for all multi-day tickets begin at 10 a.m. ET this morning at hondaindy.com or by calling 888-476-6251 for the 33rd edition of this annual festival.
As announced earlier, ticket prices remain unchanged for Honda Indy Toronto run on the 2.89-kilometer, 11-turn temporary street circuit. Pricing starts at $85 for Bronze-level 2-Day Grandstand seating, $130 for Silver, and $185 for Gold. 2-Day Weekend General Admission is $55, and children 12 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult providing an exceptional family value. Single-day tickets will be released for sale closer to the event.
Additional items now on sale to enhance the festival-goer experience are the Meridian Champions Club, Pit and IndyCar Paddock Passes. The Meridian Champions Club is available for a limited time for $75 offering unprecedented access. The benefits include a complimentary IndyCar Series Paddock Pass which provides entrance into “the locker room of motorsports”, the pre-race grid walk, a souvenir credential with lanyard, signing the start finish line, an opportunity to win a two-seater Indy car ride on the track, and other exclusive at-event experiences to be announced.
“The countdown is officially on to summer and the Honda Indy Toronto! Now is the time to secure some of the best seats or pick up the ultimate gift for someone on your holiday list,” said Honda Indy Toronto President, Jeff Atkinson. “This summer Toronto tradition continues to gain momentum, but we are most proud of the positive impact that the event and Fan Friday is having on the community thanks to the great support of the Ontario Honda Dealers and the generous donations of our spectators.”
Fan Friday returns for the 10th year offering general admission on Friday, July 12, courtesy of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association through a voluntary donation by festival-goers. Honda Canada Foundation matches dollar for dollar the contributions received on the event weekend. Over $690,000 has been raised in nine years for Make-A-Wish® Canada.
The Honda Indy Toronto is an event for the whole family. The Honda Indy Toronto Rookie Racers Club immerses the youngest attendees into the sport with fun experiences. Thunder Alley will be filled with numerous activities and interactive displays including the Honda SpeedZone. New and diverse food options and upgrades to the experience providing additional festival gathering points will continue for 2019.
Go to hondaindy.com/holiday to find great holiday gift ideas for every price point as well as some special seasonal offers. The Honda Indy Toronto serves as Round 11 on the 2019 IndyCar Series schedule. The complete weekend race and festival schedule will be released in spring 2019. For complete ticket pricing and festival information, visit hondaindy.com.
ABOUT HONDA INDY TORONTO
Honda Indy Toronto is a world-class motorsports festival which takes place annually on a 2.89-kilometer, 11-turn temporary circuit using the streets surrounding Exhibition Place near Lake Ontario in downtown Toronto. The event features many attractions, food trucks, interactive displays and activities, and supports local charities. Fan Friday offers general admission courtesy of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association through a voluntary donation. Over $690,000 has been raised in nine years for Make-A-Wish® Canada. As one of Ontario’s largest annual sporting events with the first race held in 1986, it has become a prestigious meeting place for some of the world’s fastest race car drivers including past champions like Scott Dixon, Josef Newgarden, and Will Power as well as Canadian racing greats Scott Goodyear, James Hinchcliffe, Greg Moore, Alex Tagliani, Paul Tracy, Jacques Villeneuve, Robert Wickens, and more. Honda Indy Toronto is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions, which also promotes three additional IndyCar races, Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (March 8-10, 2019), The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (July 26-28, 2019) and Grand Prix of Portland (August 30-September 1, 2019).
For more information, visit hondaindy.com, ‘like’ its Facebook page @HondaIndyToronto or follow the event on Twitter @HondaIndy and Instagram @HondaIndy using #indyTO.

Miller Lite Named the Featured Beer of Honda Indy Toronto

TORONTO (July 3, 2018) – Honda Indy Toronto is proud to announce that Molson Coors has extended its partnership with the event through 2020. Miller Lite will be the official featured beer of the annual summer festival held at Exhibition Place, set for July 13-15, 2018.
Miller Lite, a classic and purpose-brewed light beer, will hold a site-wide serving license, so that festival attendees can enjoy Miller Lite across the grounds including at the brand new ‘Miller Lite Deck’. This location on the west end of Thunder Alley, between Turns 4 and 5, adds another great space for fans to gather.
 
“For decades, Miller Lite has been a proud supporter of car racing as a beloved North American sport and pastime,” says Joy Ghosh, Sr. Director of Marketing, Miller Trademark. “The fandom and energy only increase around the magnitude that is the Honda Indy. We’re proud to add to the whole experience as the light beer that’s never light on taste.”
“Thanks to Miller Lite, festival-goers with general admission access can experience new areas to sit back, relax and recharge while enjoying the events on and off the track,” said Jeff Atkinson, president of Honda Indy Toronto. “Food and beverage offerings are key amenities to any special event, and having Miller Lite involved will help us elevate the experience.”
Molson Coors has been associated with Honda Indy Toronto since 2015, and the company held the title sponsorship of the event starting in 1986 to 2006. This year marks the first year with Miller Lite as the featured beer. Festival-goers can also enjoy some of the other beers form the Molson portfolio, including Miller High Life.
A full-site serving license, expanded point of sale sites and locations to watch the weekend’s events unfold add up to a variety of options for fans to enjoy a Miller Lite. The ‘Miller Lite Deck’ and the Pinty’s Pub & Grill at Turn 1 are open for general admission ticket holders. Both these areas promise to be a great place to gather with friends in an active, festive area and will feature interactive fan programming throughout the weekend.
 
July 13th is Fan Friday presented by the Ontario Honda Dealers. Gates are open free to fans on Friday with a voluntary donation in support of Make-A-Wish® Canada. Kids 12 and under receive free general admission throughout the weekend when accompanied by a ticketed adult. For complete ticket pricing and event information, visit hondaindy.com.

Honda Indy Toronto and OLG Form a Winning Partnership

HONDA INDY TORONTO AND OLG FORM A WINNING PARTNERSHIP
 
Racers Will Visit OLG Winners’ Circle during July Weekend
TORONTO (July 5, 2018– Honda Indy Toronto is excited to announce a new, exciting partnership with Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG) for the event taking place July 13-15, 2018. With this partnership, racers will celebrate their winning moment at OLG Winners’ Circle during this year’s annual summer festival at Exhibition Place.

A provincial agency, OLG’s mission is to generate revenue for the province, stimulate and enhance economic development, and promote Responsible Gambling – all in the best of interests of the Province of Ontario. Last year, OLG delivered a record $2.36 billion to the Province to support key government initiatives.
“OLG makes dreams come true – every day, across the province of Ontario. We are pleased to partner with the Honda Indy Toronto by sponsoring the OLG Winners’ Circle. We love to be right where winning moments happen,” said Randy Weyersberg, OLG Vice-President of Marketing and Planning. “And we’re excited to be able to share that ‘winning feeling’ with all race fans throughout the event.”
“It’s magnificent to have OLG join on to support this great Toronto festival in many engaging ways both before and during the event,” said Jeff Atkinson, Honda Indy Toronto President. “Winners will be around every corner with all the experiences that OLG plans to bring to the Honda Indy Toronto.”
OLG brings the ‘winning feeling’ to the Honda Indy Toronto. The excitement begins with the OLG ‘Feel the Win’ contesting campaign in advance of the Honda Indy Toronto event weekend, awarding #indyTO experiences through OLG media partners. At the event, the winning drivers in each of the weekend’s 10 races will stand on top of the podium at OLG Winners’ Circle. Festival fans can visit OLG Winners’ Corner in Thunder Alley to experience the thrill of winning for themselves and the chance at exclusive race access and additional perks. Follow @OntarioLottery for exciting contest opportunities. #OLGfeelthewin.
July 13th is Fan Friday presented by the Ontario Honda Dealers. Gates are open free to fans on Friday with a voluntary donation in support of Make-A-Wish® Canada. Kids 12 and under receive free general admission throughout the weekend when accompanied by a ticketed adult. For complete ticket pricing and event information, visit hondaindy.com.

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SINGLE DAY TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE FOR 32ND EDITION OF HONDA INDY TORONTO

New Website also Launched for July’s Festival

TORONTO (May 30, 2018) – Single-day tickets went on sale today for this summer’s Honda Indy Toronto, set for July 13-15, 2018. Fans going online to purchase will also see a brand new website launched at hondaindy.com with an improved user experience, more fan information and easier navigation on all devices.

This public on-sale marks the final countdown to July’s big weekend for festival-goers at Exhibition Place. Prices start as low as $40 for single-day general admission and $70 for reserved grandstand seats.
 
Two-day tickets are still available for purchase to secure the top seats at the best value in the grandstands for the entire race weekend. Sold only in the two-day option and including a paddock pass to get up close to the stars and cars racing on track, a limited quantity of Gold Level reserved grandstand seats for the highest rows remain.
 
“The Honda Indy Toronto is going to be another spectacular weekend filled with on track and off track festivities. We have Honda Canada’s 10th year of partnership in this great event to celebrate, and the features they showcase for all to enjoy are always a summer highlight,” said Jeff Atkinson, president of the Honda Indy Toronto. “We have so many exciting announcements to share over the next few weeks. Stay tuned at the brand new hondaindy.com and follow on social media as we welcome new partners, announce new programs and detail all of the attractions available for festival-goers.”
 
The 32nd edition of this annual festival of speed on the streets of Toronto is going to provide an abundance of racing action. The Saturday and Sunday headliners remain the same while the support races to take the green flag on the 2.89 km (1.786 miles), 11-turn circuit include all three open-wheel development series from the Mazda Road to Indy presented by Cooper Tires and additional full-fender action from the Ultra 94 Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge by Yokohama.
 
Sunday’s feature, the 85-lap Verizon IndyCar Series race, will be extra special for Toronto race fans with the all Canadian team of James Hinchcliffe and Robert Wickens set to take the green flag for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports, and Montreal’s Zachary Claman DeMelo adding a third Canadian driver to the field for the first time in years. The defending Honda Indy Toronto winner Josef Newgarden and his Team Penske teammate, recent Indy 500 champion and 2016 Toronto victor Will Power, will also join the starting grid. In Saturday’s NASCAR Pinty’s Series-sanctioned event, the Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto, Canadian driving hero Alex Tagliani will try to get back to victory circle and have to battle the 2017 race winner Kevin Lacroix.
 
Before the race cars take to the track on Friday, the Indy Cycling Challenge is first up Thursdayafternoon, July 12th, to raise money for Prostate Cancer Canada. The second annual event features 10KM (4 laps) or 25KM (9 laps) Challenges for cyclists around the temporary street circuit on Exhibition Place. Entries are limited and are open now at theindychallenge.com
Friday, July 13th is Fan Friday. Courtesy of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association, gates are open free to fans with a voluntary donation in support of Make-A-Wish® Canada.Kids 12 and under receive free general admission throughout the weekend when accompanied by a ticketed adult. For complete ticket pricing and event information, visit hondaindy.com.

CAA SOUTH CENTRAL ONTARIO NAMED THE OFFICIAL ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE SPONSOR OF THE HONDA INDY TORONTO

TORONTO (May 8, 2018) – The Honda Indy Toronto is proud to announce that CAA South Central Ontario (CAA SCO) has been named the official roadside assistance sponsor of the the annual event held at Exhibition Place, July 13-15, 2018.   As part of its event activation, CAA SCO will provide the on track towing services for all race series…

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TICKETS FOR HONDA INDY TORONTO GO ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC TUESDAY, DECEMBER 5

Meridian Champions Club Experience Available for a Limited Time TORONTO (November 30, 2017) – Anticipation is building for the 32nd edition of Honda Indy Toronto at Exhibition Place, July 13-15, 2018.  Ticket sales will open to the public starting on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, at 10 a.m. ET. All two-day ticket options will go on sale.  These include Reserved Grandstand, General Admission,…

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