For quite some time, I’ve been wanting to take my daughter go-karting. While I realize that there are a number of indoor tracks in Toronto, I’m a bit of a traditionalist and I think it’s more fun outdoors. Although I’ve always been driving past one of the tracks up north, a friend recently told me about an outdoor track, right here, in the city, named ‘Go-Karts @ Polson Pier.’ Indeed, it seemed very promising.
Last Sunday I called the location to gather more information. The phone was answered by an older gentleman by the name of Bob, who also happened to be the owner. Bob was friendly, polite and patient in answering my many questions regarding the hours of operation, pricing, age and height restrictions, and whether it was busy (because I didn’t want to drive down and end up waiting for hours).
When he learned that it was my daughter’s first time he kindly offered us the management special, which brought the price down, considerably. When we got down there, we met Bob, who came out to shake our hands while the employees set us up with tickets and helmets. My daughter went with the two-seater car first before feeling comfortable enough to go out on her own. Within a few laps, she was zipping around the track like Emerson Fittipaldi, and having a great time.
The racing equipment and the track were clean and well-maintained, and the staff were pleasant, polite, and friendly. Furthermore, Bob added to our visit by making it more personal and memorable.
After our fun on the track, we headed back into the downtown area for a bite to eat and some ice cream, which was the perfect end to a great afternoon.
I highly recommend visiting this track for a fun and somewhat different activity.
Go-Karts @ Polson Pier