The roar on the Lake Shore runs from July 14-16

NEWS Jul 12, 2017 10:40 Parkdale Villager


Honda Indy Toronto

Team Penskie’s Helio Castroneves makes his way past the Princes’ Gates during Verizon Indycar practice Friday at the Hondy Indy Toronto. July 15, 2016 – Dan Pearce/Metroland

The Honda Indy is back and is taking over Toronto’s Lake Shore Boulevard from July 14 to 16 and with it comes some road closures.

As of noon on Wednesday, July 12, southbound Strachan Avenue will be closed from Fleet Street to Lake Shore Boulevard West. At 8 p.m., Lake Shore Boulevard West will be closed from Strachan to British Columbia Drive.

The headlining event, the 85-lap Verizon IndyCar Series race, will take place on Sunday and feature the series’ top drivers such as defending winner Will Power and crowd favourite: Ontario’s own James Hinchcliffe.

Sunday’s events follow Saturday’s headliner of the Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto featuring the stars of the NASCAR Pinty’s Series. This event includes Canadian racing icons such as Alex Tagliani and 2017 Daytona 500 runner D.J. Kennington.

Friday also marks the 31st running of Fan Friday, where fans gain general admission access to all the event’s high octane excitement.

Honda will continue to ramp up the event’s entertainment by bringing the NHL Centennial Fan Arena to the Honda SpeedZone in Thunder Alley, as part of its North American tour. 

Also featured in Honda World is Honda Canada’s Junior Red Riders program, allowing kids aged six-to-12 years to suit up in the proper safety equipment and ride Honda dirt bikes. 

“Our team and partners at Honda Canada and Ontario Honda Dealers take great pride in the range of entertainment that we provide festival-goers in Toronto over the race weekend,” said Jeff Atkinson, President of Honda Indy Toronto, in a press release.

“It’s going to be non-stop racing action on any days that fans attend.”

Two-day general admission is $50 and two-day reserved grandstand seats start at $80 including taxes.  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 or call 877-725-8849.