With two decades of racecar driving under his belt, Mr. Uli Bieri sought a means to safely share motorsports with other enthusiasts. In 1997, he found it in the form of Cayuga Dragway Park, a former airstrip built in 1955. He purchased the land, and over the years added a 3-kilometre road course that could be reconfigured for drivers of different skill levels and extensive noise-reduction berms. He constructed the tracks with a strong focus on safety, keeping the ground flat and providing ample runoff area. In 2001, he rechristened the two tracks Toronto Motorsports Park, providing a venue for amateur racers to compete, practice, and engage in instructional programs.
Today the dual stretches of pavement serve both education and entertainment for the motorsports community, regularly holding massive events featuring professionally modified vehicles and legendary drivers. Amateurs still get plenty of track time to try out new vehicles with the Test & Tune Program and race custom rides in the Bracket Series.
The 483-horsepower V8 engine roars in front of you as you shift gears, and the speedometer climbs to more than 150 miles per hour. Gliding down the straightaway, you grip the wheel of a Ferrari F430. You don't need to buy your own exotic car to experience this adrenaline rush—Canadian Racing Experience connects visitors with a similar emprise on the raceways of Toronto Motorsports Park. Instructors brief visitors on the handling and controls of sleek Ferraris and V10-engine-powered, six-speed Lamborghini Gallardos, preparing them for the upcoming track. Afterward, instructors slip into the passenger seat and let their guests take the wheel for an extreme, exhilarating driving experience.
After making a name for herself in the world of theatrical costuming during stints on the production teams of The Lion King and Mamma Mia!, Dilys Tong co-created Sew Be It Studio in 2005 in order to inspire others to craft their own wearable art. Lindsey Wise, a graphic designer and former magazine art director, joined her in 2009, and together they helm workshops and classes alongside a cast of dedicated instructors. At their two studios, the staff lead students through hands-on tutorials or arm them with DIY patterns for items such as a lace tank top, a flower headpiece, or a leather mini wallet ideal for fitting into a regular-size wallet. Enhancing the space are studio mascots Betty and Madi, a pair of well-dressed pups who can often be found lounging around in a variety of miniature ensembles.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous study facilities understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of standardized testing, diagnostic tools, and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having to scribble them on your hand. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results.
Ultimate Exotics allows drivers to take the wheel of a variety of top-rated supercars during an array of driving experiences. Clients choose the car they want to drive—including Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, Nissan GTR, and Audi R8 V10—along with the driving experience of their choice, from 30-minute jaunts in the car of their dreams to longer experiences with multiple cars. During the five-hour HR VIP experience for instance, thrill-seekers cut a path through the terrain near Niagara Falls, periodically stopping at checkpoints to switch over to the next car in the lineup and pulling into the Keg Steakhouse for a scenic lunch overlooking Niagara Falls.
Round up the whole family and head to Flamboro Downs Harness Racetrk in Hamilton for a fun day at the races.
Feeling hungry? Sit down for a bite to eat at this club 's restaurant.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.