TORONTO, Ontario. — Due to ongoing COVID restrictions that are in place in the city of Toronto and throughout Canada, IndyCar has decided to remove the Honda Indy Toronto race from the 2021 calendar.
The announcement from the series comes a day after the city announced that it is canceling all planned summer events.
“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. “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.”
Miles says they are considering several alternative sites for the slot left open now by the Toronto date. On the schedule.
The race was sandwiched between weekends for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio and the inaugural Music City Grand Prix on the streets of Nashville, Tennessee.