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Commissionaires Will Honour Veterans Through Engagement Activities at the 2019 Honda Indy Toronto

TORONTO (June 18, 2019) – Commissionaires, the largest private sector employer of veterans in Canada, has entered a partnership with the Honda Indy Toronto set for next month.

Canada’s premier security company will host over 100 of its employees and veterans with past military service at the motorsports festival held at Exhibition Place, July 12-14.

In conjunction with Honda Indy Toronto event organizers, Commissionaires will also assist with pre-race ceremonies on Saturday, July 13, in honouring veterans. These festivities will occur prior to the start of the Pinty’s Grand Prix of Toronto, a NASCAR Pinty’s Series event. 

“We are very pleased to partner with the 2019 Honda Indy Toronto,” says Benjamin Alexander, Commissionaires Great Lakes Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. “The response from our veterans within Commissionaires has been positive to attend this great event. The Honda Indy has a number of ways it will pay tribute to our veterans during the weekend, and we’re honoured to contribute our small share to recognize their service to our country.”

“We are proud to have Commissionaires choose to be a part of this summer tradition in Toronto,” said Jeff Atkinson, Honda Indy Toronto President. “Commissionaires involving its veteran employees in the pre-race ceremonies is another outstanding addition to a spectacular Honda Indy weekend already packed full with activities.”

Honda Indy Toronto is an unforgettable weekend for the whole family. Children 12 and under are admitted free throughout the event when attending with a ticketed adult. Honda Fan Friday returns for the 10th year to the Honda Indy Toronto offering general admission on Friday, July 12, courtesy of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association through a voluntary donation by festival-goers benefiting Make-A-Wish® Canada.

All spectators are encouraged to use Toronto’s GO Lakeshore West Train to Exhibition Station for the easiest commute without the worry of traffic or parking at the Honda Indy Toronto. For complete ticket pricing and event information, visit


Honda Indy Toronto is a world-class motorsports festival which takes place annually on a 2.89-kilometer, 11-turn temporary circuit using the streets surrounding Exhibition Place near Lake Ontario in downtown Toronto. The event features many attractions, food trucks, interactive displays and activities, and supports local charities. Fan Friday offers general admission courtesy of the Ontario Honda Dealers Association through a voluntary donation. Over $690,000 has been raised in nine years for Make-A-Wish® Canada. As one of Ontario's largest annual sporting events with the first race held in 1986, it has become a prestigious meeting place for some of the world’s fastest race car drivers including past champions like Scott Dixon, Josef Newgarden, and Will Power as well as Canadian racing greats Scott Goodyear, James Hinchcliffe, Greg Moore, Alex Tagliani, Paul Tracy, Jacques Villeneuve, Robert Wickens, and more. Honda Indy Toronto is owned and operated by Green Savoree Racing Promotions, which also promotes three additional IndyCar races, Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg (March 8-10, 2019), The Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (July 26-28, 2019) and Grand Prix of Portland (August 30-September 1, 2019). 

For more information, visit, ‘like’ its Facebook page @HondaIndyToronto or follow the event on Twitter @HondaIndy and Instagram @HondaIndy using #indyTO.


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