FAQ

From Wikipedia: Sim (simulated) racing is the collective term for computer software that attempts to accurately simulate auto racing (a racing video game), complete with real-world variables such as fuel usage, damage, tire wear and grip, and suspension settings. To be competitive in sim racing, a driver must understand all aspects of car handling that make real-world racing so difficult, such as threshold braking, how to maintain control of a car as the tires lose traction, and how properly to enter and exit a turn without sacrificing speed. It is this level of difficulty that distinguishes sim racing from "arcade" driving games where real-world variables are taken out of the equation and the principal objective is to create a sense of speed as opposed to a sense of realism.
We have 5 fully-equipped cockpits for you and your friend to use.
Reservations are optional. You can come during our regular hours and grab a seat or more if they are available. If you have a large group (3 to 5), reservations are strongly recommended. You do not have to pay ahead of time; you only pay on location once your session is complete.
You will feel the feedback from the racing wheel and some from the rumbling subwoofer but the cockpits are static and they do not move. The experience is extremely immersive nonetheless!
We have Project CARS, Forza Motorsport 6 and Formula 1 2016 on all our cockpits. We also have 2 copies of Sébastien Loeb Rally EVO for Rally fans out there!
RaceSim1 has been designed for adult drivers but we had drivers as young as 11 years old. If you are 4½ foot high or taller, you'll fit right in!
RaceSim1 is a different kind of arcade. We specialize in advanced racing games (sim racing). Our setup is built around car racing games. Think of it like an arcade for "older kids" who enjoy driving and racing.
No but we can have a temporary license for special events. Please contact us for that.
Although our address is on Bloor, our entrance door is on Clinton street right behind the Clinton's Bar. We are on the South-West corner of Bloor and Clinton.
  • Custom Built Cockpit
  • Sparco Racing Seat
  • Logitech G920 Wheel
  • Inverted Pedals
  • Logitech G920 Stickshift
  • Logitech Z906 5.1 Speaker System
  • Xbox One + Xbox Live
Of course! Just make sure you make reservations to get a seat...
Of course! Just make sure you reserve ahead of time and for sufficient time.
Reserving the centre for private events is a bit more expensive compared to reserving all five seats. However, you get exclusive use of the whole facility; Nobody else is allowed in.

This gives options to have food and other options like unlimited drinks/snacks and even beer/wine (SOP needed from the LCBO). You'll also have RaceSim1 staff's exclusive attention for the duration of your private event. This allows us to fully manage your race events if you wish us to do so.

Please contact us for more information on private events.
Race time really depends on the drivers, the number of drivers racing and the drivers' preferences.

We're all about "free play" here at RaceSim1. You choose the tracks, the number of laps and the cars. You can go for very long tracks and lots of laps with slow cars and race for a very long time or go for short tracks with faster cars and have shorter races. It's really all up to you!

Most groups choose options that average between 6 and 10 minutes per race.

For private events where all 5 seats are reserved, we can opt for multiple short races (less than 10 minutes per race) so everyone has plenty of time behind the wheel and to avoid waiting too long between turns.

We can also do endurance races that can last for as long as we wish. Endurance races involve teams of multiple drivers per car; drivers switch after a set amount of time by driving in the pit lane and exchanging seats. When we do endurance races, we also make sure everyone has had around 10 minutes of practice time prior to the race.

Regardless of the option/format you choose, we will be there to help and make sure everyone has a great time!
Absolutely! Just remember to log out once you are done to prevent others from playing around with your profile.
We offer bulk hours pack. The more you buy upfront, the more you save! Please visit our "Rates" page.
As casual as possible! Comfortable shoes that are the least bulky possible will get you the best driving experience. Boots are okay as long as they are dry.
Yes! We can close down the center for your exclusive event (party, birthday, bachelor party, team building event, etc.) Please contact us at least 10 business days prior to your event date and please see our special events flyer.
We can comfortably accommodate upwards of 20 guests with seating capacity of 26 including 5 drivers on the racing seats. Our maximum capacity is 30 guests total.
Street Parking is Available and a Green P parking is right across the street on the North-West corner of Bloor and Clinton.
Yes! All our cockpits have an audio out for headphones/headsets. We can also plug any Xbox One compatible USB headphones/headsets directly in the console. Just make sure your cable will be long enough.
A very small percentage of people will feel some discomfort from motion sickness playing at RaceSim1. If you tend to get motion sickness when riding as a passenger in a car, you might feel it on the simulators. If you start feeling nauseous and/or have sudden heat waves, please take a break and let RaceSim1 staff know.
That's okay. We will show you how to change your options to set your transmission to full automatic or if you prefer, you can use the paddles on the wheel too! You don't have to use the stick if you don't feel comfortable with it.