Saturday, July 06, 2024

Ontario Honda Dealers Indy Toronto track build 2024

Update July 13, 2024: Most of the internal blocks and fencing has been installed and Turn 10 Grandstand is now done and the pedestrian bridge is now over the track section, just waiting for the stairs. Work on the external road track installation will start during off-peak times on the 15th.
Tires at Turn 8 runoff section
Grandstand 10 getting finished
Princes' Boulevard trackside suite
The pedestrian bridge is up
The pitlane trackside suite, pit lane and the pedestrian bridge

Update July 12, 2024: work on internal block walls and fencing inside Exhibition Place continues. Turn 11 Grandstands are almost finished, Turn 10 Grandstand is now underway. The Suites are getting finished now as well.
Ticket booths in front of Enercare Centre
Tires and fencing at Princes' Gates
Main track fence and internal barrier fence is installed in many areas
The Pedestrian bridge into the infield is under construction
Turn 10 Grandstand
The Ontario Honda Dealers Indy Toronto start/finish line is being painted now

Back to the original post.
The heavy work of setting up the 2.874-kilometre, 11-turn temporary race track for the Ontario Honda Dealers Indy Toronto is currently underway in Exhibition Station. The weekend race is less than two weeks away from taking over the streets of Toronto July 19-21, 2024 with the first day is the 13th FREE Fan Friday courtesy of the Ontario Honda Dealers which offers general admission courtesy of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association with a voluntary donation. The 90 degree bend at Turn 5 is pictured above.

City Road closures of Lake Shore Boulevard West for track preparation will begin July 14, with the track and race festival ready by July 18. The road will remain closed until July 22.

See more of the track build after the jump.

You can buy single day or Saturday and Sunday tickets - General Admission or Grandstand seating as well as Pit and INDYCAR Paddock Passes. From Indy's website, "A Pit Pass includes the Paddock Pass and provides access to pitlane during practice, qualifying and pre-race for INDYCAR plus all the on-track sessions for the support series races. A Paddock Pass grants entrance into "the locker room of motorsports" to see the cars and drivers up close located inside the Enercare Centre."

Turn 3 Grandstand
Turn 3 blocks and fencing

As of July 6 the race track is taking form with protective blocks and partial fencing which began in Turn 3 at Lake Shore Boulevard and continues through Turn 7 at the Food Building. Then beginning again at Turn 8 and into Pit Lane. The temporary pedestrian bridge into the infield isn't in the area yet. The newly named Fidelity Investment Trackside Suites are both progressing, as well as Turn 3 and Turn 11 (x2) Grandstands.
Turn 4
Turn 6 near the fountain
Turn 7 towards the Food Building
Looking towards Turn 9 and the beginning of Pit Lane
Pit Lane and the Fidelity Investment Trackside Suite. Note no Turn 10 Grandstand yet
Turn 11 Grandstands
Turn 11 Grandstand on Princes' Boulevard at Pit Lane Exit area
The Princes' Boulevard Fidelity Investment Trackside Suite
Ontario Honda Dealers Indy Toronto map

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