Toronto’s IndyCar event layout has been modified for the first time since 1996, but should not affect the race course itself.
Green Savoree Racing Promotions, owner and operator of Honda Indy Toronto, was obliged to reconfigure the pit lane as well as relocate the hospitality suites and grandstands, in order to accommodate the Hotel X Toronto.
The newly-constructed hotel sits on the historic grounds of Exhibition Place, just inside the Princes’ Gates and opposite the Enercare Centre (previously known as the Direct Energy Centre). This is only the third redesign since Toronto’s inaugural CART Indy car race in 1986.
For the July 15-17 event, pit lane will move to the north side of the track, starting at Turn 9 and extending back onto Princes’ Boulevard past Turn 11. The hospitality suites will also move to the north side. Both were previously located on the south side of Princes' Boulevard.
The Turn 11 grandstands will be located on the south side of pit lane and a new pedestrian and wheelchair track crossing has been added at Turn 9.
The Verizon IndyCar Series will be supported by the NASCAR Pinty's Series this year. The Mazda Road to Indy series, Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada will also be in action in Toronto.