Mayors Convene in Toronto

June 6, 2012 (Toronto) – IZOD IndyCar series driver James Hinchcliffe (aka "the Mayor of Hinchtown") met Toronto Mayor Rob Ford at City Hall on June 4, during which Mayor Ford presented Hinchcliffe a proclamation welcoming him to the 2012 running of the Honda Indy Toronto.

The event, which will be held for the 26th time, takes place July 6-8 on the streets surrounding Exhibition Place. The circuit is already under construction.

Hinchcliffe, driver of the No. 27 car for Andretti Autosport, is a native of suburban Toronto and will compete in the race for the second year.

For the third year in a row, the Ontario Honda Dealers Association is sponsoring Free Friday on July 6. Through spectator and Ontario Honda Dealers Association donations, more than $200,000 has been raised for Make-A-Wish the previous two years.

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