IndyCar race in Toronto canceled by city, alternate 2020 date sought

The Honda Indy Toronto, an IndyCar street-course race scheduled for July 12 in the Canadian metropolis, has been canceled by the city.The city of Toronto extended all cancellations of city-led and city-permitted festivals of over 250 people through July 31, it announced in a statement. Though the statement released by the city noted that, “the resumption or cancellation of professional sporting events is not included in this decision,” Honda Indy Toronto was explicitly named as an event that would be canceled as a result.

“The Honda Indy Toronto will not be held on the originally scheduled date of July 10-12, 2020 at Exhibition Place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic,” Green Savoree Racing Promotions, the promoter for the event, said in a statement to The Indianapolis Star. “In anticipation of the municipal guidelines announced (Friday) for holding events, preparations and discussions have been ongoing with the city of Toronto, Exhibition Place, Honda Canada and IndyCar to explore alternate date options for 2020.