The Canadian International AutoShow Will Go Virtual In 2021

Photo: Canadian International AutoShow

Update: While the AutoShow website currently reflects that the show will go virtual in 2021 and that they are reimagining a dynamic online experience to support the many manufacturers and AutoShow partners, it has come to our attention that the organizers have now also cancelled the plans for the digital experience. Planning is now underway to return to an in-person show for February 2022.

The Canadian International AutoShow held every February in Toronto will go virtual in 2021 due to ongoing concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic and for continued safety measures. Canada’s largest annual consumer show traditionally welcomes over 330,000 visitors each year.

The Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) has made the decision to postpone the in-person AutoShow to February 2022, and will focus on delivering an immersive world class automotive showcase on a virtual platform instead.

Says AutoShow General Manager Jason Campbell: "With restrictions to public gatherings in Ontario limited for the foreseeable future, our annual automotive showcase that attracts more than 330,000 visitors on average each year simply couldn’t be considered at this time. The AutoShow has become a must-visit showcase for both new car buyers and automotive enthusiasts alike, and we’re still committed to ensuring that the hundreds of thousands who would normally visit the Show in person to learn, explore and be fascinated by the latest innovations on offer, will continue to be able to engage with this great event – just in a new, more widely accessible way."

More details on the virtual AutoShow will be available in the coming weeks. The 2022 in-person show will take place from February 11 to 20.

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About the Canadian International AutoShow

With more than 650,000 square feet of exhibits, displays and attractions at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the Canadian International AutoShow attracted more than 334,000 visitors to the February 2020 event, and was the last major AutoShow to be held globally since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The AutoShow has not only been the largest automotive expo in Canada, it has also been the country’s largest consumer show — a leader in lifestyle, technology and all things automotive.

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