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Canadian GP Circuit Renovation Plans Revealed
December 15, 2017
The Société du Parc Jean‑Drapeau (SPJD), which recently reached an agreement to stage the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve through 2029, has announced the commitment to renovations and infrastructure upgrades for the circuit.
Canadian GP Circuit Renovation Plans Revealed

(Photo courtesty of SPJD).

The Société du Parc Jean‑Drapeau (SPJD), which reached an agreement earlier this year to stage the Canadian Grand Prix at Circuit Gilles‑Villeneuve through 2029, has announced the commitment to renovations and infrastructure upgrades for the circuit.

The group revealed plans for a $48 million makeover of facilities at the track including the paddock, garages and media/hospitality complex.

The building above the garages, which will be equipped, among other things, will be upgraded with a freight elevator which can be used to bring cars or heavy furniture to each of the levels of the building. The section above the garages will be expanded to accommodate up to 5,000 people, up from the current capacity of 1,800.

The new paddock building will be set up on three floors, divided in the following manner:
1st floor: F1 team garages, control tower, and offices for the staff

2nd floor: private boxes, control tower, podium and media areas
3rd floor: private boxes and terrace

The SPJD told RACER the project there will have no impact for users of the Olympic Basin, which is located behind the paddock area. The redevelopment project is scheduled to be completed by June 2019 in time for that year's Canadian GP.