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K1 Speed Brings Upscale Indoor Karting Experience To Canada

Paul Tracy at the podium with guests at K1 Speed Toronto
  • New Toronto ushers in a new premium karting experience
  • Conveniently located in Downsview Park in mid-town Toronto.
  • 47,000-sq. ft. facility to offer electric karts imported from Italy, state-of-the-art technology, a professionally designed track, and plenty of amenities.
  • First of many locations for K1 Speed in Canada 

Irvine, California – K1 Speed, the United States’ indoor electric karting leader and innovator since 2003, is thrilled to introduce its newest location – K1 Speed, Toronto. This location marks the premier indoor karting company’s first location into Canada’s indoor karting scene and is the beginning of many locations to open up across the country over the coming years.


Located in beautiful Downsview Park in mid-town Toronto, the 47,000-sq. ft. facility inside the Downsview Park Sports Centre is home to the finest indoor karting experience not only in the Greater Toronto Area, but in all of Canada.


Racers can drive fully-electric go-karts imported from Italy that offer the latest in karting technology including a “Push to Pass” boost feature, without the noise, pollution, or engine lag that gas-powered go-karts deliver. In addition to the adult karts, the facility also housses the newest junior karts that K1 Speed has to offer. These karts are perfect for young children and feature an all-new integrated roll bar, plus a redesigned body and front bumper among other improvements.


The road course-inspired track is professionally designed and unique to any other track that K1 Speed offers, all while being maintained to the highest level to ensure the greatest racing experience. The track also features the latest in safety technology, incorporating a PROTEX barrier safety system that efficiently absorbs impacts, protecting both the driver and the kart.


Those new to the K1 Speed experience will be delighted upon entrance to the state-of-the-art venue. Racers and spectators alike will be treated to museum-quality motorsport memorabilia on display, nightclub-style lighting, leather couches, an arcade with billiard tables, and a sophisticated Paddock Lounge where guests can enjoy complete dining services with a fully licensed bar after racing. The venue will also feature two private meeting rooms fully equipped with A/V functionality – perfect for company functions, corporate events, or special occasions. K1 Speed Toronto will be able to accommodate groups from 10 to 200 guests. Only minutes away from subway transit, and offering plenty of free parking, getting yourself to K1 Speed Toronto will be effortless.


Founded in 2003, K1 Speed is the United States’ largest indoor kart racing operator with over 30 centers across the nation that offer a unique upscale entertainment concept for casual consumers, racing enthusiasts and corporate or group events. K1 Speed is the first choice for anyone who wants to experience genuine racing in state-of-the-art European electric karts that are eco-friendly, and safety oriented while providing superior performance to traditional gas karts. Each K1 Speed location is designed as a large entertainment venue with professionally-designed tracks and cutting-edge décor showcasing authentic racing memorabilia along with ample seating and viewing areas, spacious lobbies, meeting rooms and a place to eat and drink.


K1 Speed recently started their International Franchise Program, and has already enjoyed success in South Korea, and several locations in Mexico, with exciting new facilities in Canada, Panama, China, and the United Arab Emirates currently under construction.



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  • Chris Demaras

    Hey K1, I was at the new track in Toronto last night, and it was incredible! Those shiny new OTL karts are fantastic. Anyone who has been stuck sucking exhaust fumes at other tracks in Toronto needs to come to K1 and see what the future of karting (the future of racing) is really all about.

  • Ethony

    K1 Speed Staff Writer, thank you for your blog post.Really thank you! Awesome.

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