The Honda Indy Toronto has been canceled on the 2021 NTT IndyCar Series schedule due to Ontario COVID-19 health and safety measures, the series announced May 14.
The announcement comes following a statement from Toronto Mayor John Tory, who canceled all events in the city up until Labor Day (Sept. 6).
The race, which was scheduled to be run July 9-11, would have been IndyCar’s 12th appearance in Canada’s largest metropolis.
“The NTT INDYCAR SERIES race around Exhibition Place and Princes’ Gates is a hallmark of our summer schedule,” Penske Entertainment Corp. President and CEO Mark Miles said in a release. “To have that void for a second straight year is heartbreaking. We deeply miss our fans there and urge them to remain safe during these unprecedented times. INDYCAR looks forward to a high-powered return in 2022 and for years to come.”
IndyCar said it is working on a number of scenarios to find a replacement venue, and fans that have purchased tickets for the Honda Indy Toronto will have them extended to the 2022 event.
An announcement on a replacement event is expected to be made later this spring.
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