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Oro Station is Ontario’s answer to the modern racing circuit

Cynics will say that the world doesn’t need another motorsport facility, but evidence points to the contrary. In the last few years, venues like Monticello Motor Club in New York, Detroit’s M1 Concourse, and The Thermal Club in the Coachella Valley have opened with success. In Canada, British Columbia is home to two member-driven tracks, Area 27 in the Okanagan Valley and Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit.


Ontario is Canada’s most populous province and home to a number of existing circuits, but it lacks such a community-based destination. Until Geoffrey Campbell and Dan Gallo started dreaming up their ideas for Oro Station, that is.


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Better check your facts. Vancouver Island Motorsport is no longer a "member driven" facility. They gave up that model a few yrs ago. After being in litigation with the community.

The track was built next  to a quiet country lifestyle neighbourhood, where residents lost quality of enjoyment, suffer miserably with the noise during the week, on weekends between 9-5. Property values decreased, in some  casesa much  as  55% due to the proximity,  & noise due  to its  non-existing noise mitigation design. 

Is there a place for motorsports? Yes. Is it next door to a small community? NO! 

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Hmm. How did the facility manage to get approved if it's that close to a residential community?