Laurence Himel Joins CMHF Board of Directors

TORONTO, January 10, 2024 – The Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame (CMHF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Laurence Himel, a dedicated motorsport enthusiast, as the newest member of its Board of Directors.

Based in Blue Mountains, Ontario, Laurence Himel is a leader in the commercial real estate industry and President & Broker of Record at Cityspace Real Estate Inc., a firm he founded in 2003, A recognized innovator in the real estate sector, Laurence Himel’s company has been instrumental in shaping tenant-focused real estate services in Ontario.

Mr. Himel’s motorsport journey began in 1990 with training at the Spenard-David Formula 2000 Racing School which led to participation in various advanced racing programs. His racing career includes competing in regional races and professional series like the Honda Michelin Series, Firestone Firehawk Endurance Series, and the Canadian Endurance Road Racing Championship. He holds an ASN Canada FIA Professional Grade A Competition License.

“We are thrilled to welcome Laurence Himel to our board.  Not only has he been a longtime supporter of the CHMF’s mission, he has also been a  driver in the CMHF Celebration of Speed since 2017,” said Peter Lockhart, Chair of the CMHF Board of Directors. “Additionally, his efforts in organizing fundraising initiatives for CMHF in 2020 have been invaluable. Laurence’s unique perspective and experience will undoubtedly contribute to the growth and success of the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame.”

Himel’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Western University, and he is a registered Real Estate Broker in Ontario. His unique combination of professional expertise and a deep commitment to motorsports positions him as an invaluable asset to the CMHF Board.

ABOUT THE CMHF: The Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame (CMHF) exists to honour and recognize the efforts, achievements and contributions that Canadians have made in Canadian motorsports. The CMHF was officially opened in 1993 and began inducting honourable members in that year. Including the Class of 2023 inductees, the Hall of Fame will have inducted 290 individuals and organizations, who have been recognized for their accomplishments and contributions to Canadian motorsports. These men, women and organizations have earned the privilege to be a part of the Hall. Categories for induction include Competitors, Motorsport Builders, Race Support Participants and the Media. The CMHF hosts an annual induction ceremony that has become a popular and important event to the Canadian motorsport industry. The Canadian Motorsport Heritage Foundation operates as a not-for-profit charitable institution.