Honda Indy Toronto welcomes Metrolinx as official partner of 2016 event

TORONTO, ON, June 27, 2016 — The 2016 Honda Indy Toronto is just a couple weeks away and taking GO Transit will be among the easiest ways to get to and from Exhibition Place during the race weekend. Race fans travelling to and from the event can enjoy 30-minute service on GO Transit’s Lakeshore lines throughout the event weekend, July 15-17.
 
Guests under 12 years old will have the opportunity to enjoy free train and bus trips to the event, when accompanied by an adult with an event ticket and valid GO fare. Additionally, event volunteers will also be granted complimentary rides, with a valid credential, throughout the weekend.
 
"We are very excited to be working with Metrolinx, it’s a natural fit — we're both committed to convenience and accessibility for people looking to get to and from our event," said Jeff Atkinson, president of the Honda Indy Toronto. "This offer to allow free rides for kids under 12 on GO Transit services throughout the event weekend will complement our free admission for kids program very well.”
 
A Design an IndyCar contest was held from May 8-22, open to children 12 years old and under. Today, the winning design by 10-year-old William from Ajax was revealed at an event at Union Station. The show car will visit special events throughout the city thanks to a tour brought to life by Chemical Guys Canada, a company that specializes in professional auto detailing supplies and car wash chemicals, which will include stops at GO stations in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area this month.
 
Metrolinx will also have a presence onsite during the festival weekend with an interactive and educational Light Rail Vehicle Exhibit in the Speed Zone that kids and adults alike can enjoy.
 
Tickets to the event are available now and start at $40 for general admission and kids under 12 are free with a ticket holding adult. Admission is free for all on July 15 for Fan Friday with a voluntary donation to Make-A-Wish Canada, thanks to the Ontario Honda Dealers Association. For full pricing information or to buy tickets, visit www.hondaindy.com or call 1-877-725-8849. 
 
For more information about GO Transit and schedule please visit www.gotransit.com.
 
About Honda Indy Toronto
The 2016 Honda Indy Toronto takes place July 15 to 17 on the historic grounds of Exhibition Place in a unique lakefront and downtown setting. As Ontario's largest annual sporting event, the event is a prestigious meeting place for some of the world’s fastest racecar drivers. Since 1986, the three-day event has entertained millions of fans thanks to world-class entertainment and exhilarating performances from drivers including Juan Pablo Montoya, Marco Andretti and Helio Castroneves, Canadian legends Paul Tracy, Greg Moore and James Hinchcliffe. The Verizon IndyCar Series and NASCAR Pinty's Series headline the 2016 event weekend, with the Mazda Road to Indy, Robby Gordon’s Stadium Super Trucks and Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge Canada rounding out the on-track action. The event is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions. For more information visit hondaindy.com, facebook.com/HondaIndyToronto or follow the event on Twitter @HondaIndy.
 
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