It was only a matter of time until K1 Speed Toronto would suspend operations. It’s a gathering place, often with more than 250 people on hand, always with more than 50. There’s a kitchen and bar, so rules limiting service would impact them. Then there’s the whole sharing of helmets. It was only a matter of time.
Even arriving at the track yesterday, it was obvious that with the exception of the truly hardcore racers, people were staying away. Social distancing was evident in the parking lot.
To Our Valued Guests,
Our unwavering commitment to the community and the general welfare of our guests and team members is our top priority. In the interest of preserving and protecting public health and safety, and in compliance with the recommendations of local government, K1 Speed Toronto has temporarily suspended operations and will be closed until further notice. We will be monitoring this developing situation closely, and will provide updates to our valued guests as soon as they become available, including rescheduling any existing party bookings or events.
We wish good health to you and your loved ones, and look forward to seeing you at the track soon!K1 Speed Canada
At 9:00 am on the morning of March 17, 2020, the press release from K1 Speed Canada confirmed what racers last night suspected. The track would be closed until further notice. Only 3 days ago, K1 sent out another press release stating that they’d stay open, but would be taking additional precautions such as:
- Every racer would receive a brand-new full-face covering head sock.
- Additional cleaning and sanitation procedures.
- Additional hand sanitizer stations.
But as Toronto health officials force more businesses to close to slow the spread of the virus, K1 Speed had no choice but to close its doors.
For updates, visit https://www.k1speed.com/covid19.html