10-day automotive showcase runs until February 24that MTCCTORONTO
, Ont. — Ontario Premier Doug Ford helped officially open the 2019 Canadian International AutoShow Friday, kicking off a 10-day automotive showcase packed with the newest cars and trucks to hit the road and exciting new feature exhibits.
Premier Ford and Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Todd Smith met with auto manufacturers and exhibitors during a tour led by Canadian International AutoShow President Larry Lantz.
“The AutoShow is a chance to see first-hand the skill, expertise and hard work of Ontario auto workers, among vehicles from around the world,” said Mr. Ford. “It’s a reminder of how important our work is, to make sure Ontario’s auto sector is the best in the world and stays that way for many years to come.”
Visitors to this year’s AutoShow, which runs until February 24th
at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, can check out more than 1,000 cars, trucks and SUVS, including more than 30 models making their Canadian debut, as well as rare exotics and classic cars worth millions of dollars.
The Family Day Weekend at the AutoShow, presented by Allstate Insurance Company of Canada
, has a long line-up of special activities and interactive exhibits for families looking to make memories.
A few highlights include:
- LEGO® Discovery Zone— There are few children who haven’t played with LEGO®, and chances are their parents played with the ubiquitous building blocks as well. Challenge your imagination at the Discovery Zone, and be among the first in North America to see the life-sized, and operational, Bugatti Chiron made entirely out of LEGO® TECHNIC pieces.
- Dancing Cars — Over the Family Day long weekend, Mercedes-Benz will be staging demonstrations of their “Dancing” GLE. Performances are scheduled daily at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. at the Mercedes Benz booth on the 800 level of the South Building. You may also get a chance to see the hydraulics at work in some of the L.A. Car Culture cars in Castrol Alley on the 700 level of the South Building.
- Play esports — The esports installation at the 2019 AutoShow is the biggest the show has ever had. Test your skills in an attempt to qualify for the WorldGaming Network Pfaff Forza 7 Canadian Challenge, driven by Castrol. There has never been more on the line, with $20,000 in cash and prizing, plus a once in a lifetime chance to race with Pfaff Motorsports.
“We’re really excited about this year’s Show,” said AutoShow President Larry Lantz. “We’ve got a great selection of really incredible cars and features, whether you’re just interested in a fun day out with the family or you’re a serious car enthusiast.”
The 2019 Canadian International AutoShow is presented by The Toronto Star
and wheels.ca. For tickets and show information, please visit autoshow.ca
Stay connected with the Canadian International AutoShow on Instagram @cdnintlautoshow
and Facebook /autoshowcanada
.About the Canadian International AutoShow, presented by The Toronto Star and wheels.ca
With more than 650,000 square feet of exhibits, displays and attractions at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Canadian International AutoShow is not only the largest automotive expo in Canada, it is also the country’s largest consumer show — a leader in lifestyle, technology and all things automotive. It boasts more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics, muscle cars, fully electric and autonomous vehicles each year.
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