Calling all car fans! After a two-year hiatus, the Canadian International AutoShow is back to celebrate its 50th anniversary. Learn about the latest advancements in automotive technology, see vintage vehicles on display, and attend live discussions of what the future may hold for our relationship with both public and private modes of transportation.
The Canadian International AutoShow 2023 will run from February 17th to 26th in the North and South buildings of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (MTCC). With over 650,000 square feet of entertainment, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Let’s look at some of the featured exhibits to include in your itinerary.
If you’re a fan of exotic cars, you won’t want to miss out on AutoExotica. An annual favourite at the AutoShow, AutoExotica gives visitors the chance to view rare exotic cars up close, taking in every detail of the highest standards of automotive aesthetics.
Some participants in this year’s exhibit include Autostrada Canadian Collectors, Barrett-Jackson, and Caravaggio Corvettes.
EV Test Track
Brand new to the AutoShow this year will be Canada’s largest indoor electric vehicle (EV) test track. Guests will have the chance to test drive some of the latest and greatest EV technology.
If you’ve been thinking about switching to an EV, this hands-on experience could be just what you need to help you make your decision.
If you love cars and replicas, you’ll be amazed by the life-size supercar replica, built from thousands of LEGO® Technic™ pieces.
LEGO® Technic™ elements are designed to bring more functionality to regular LEGO® creations. At the 2019 AutoShow, LEGO® showcased their replica of the Bugatti Chiron. Not only did it have working doors and a detachable steering wheel, it could actually be driven! We can expect the same attention to detail for this year’s model.
The Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) will also be at the Canadian International AutoShow 2023 to host their annual Canadian Car and Utility Vehicle of the Year Awards ceremony. Find out which cars sit above the rest according to automotive journalists at this live reveal.
You can check out the list of previous AJAC award winners here.
Toronto Star LIVE Stage
If you love to learn, the Toronto Star AutoShow LIVE Stage must be on your show itinerary. Here, industry experts will share their knowledge on all things automotive. Live demonstrations will also take place to offer education and entertainment for all ages.
Planning Your Visit
If you consider yourself an auto enthusiast, the Canadian International AutoShow 2023 is one event you’ll want to work into your schedule. Find out when works best for you based on the show’s operating hours:
- February 17th: 12pm to 10pm
- February 18th to 25th: 10:30am to 10pm
- February 26th: 10:30am to 6pm
With an annual average of 360,000 visitors, the automotive expo is the largest in the country. To secure your spot, you must purchase your tickets in advance.
Tickets are $26 for adults, $17 for seniors, and free for children under six. On February 21st, you can get a discounted adult ticket for $15. If you’re planning to commute in from another city in Ontario, the show offers combined entry and GO transit tickets.
You can find more details and purchase tickets on the Canadian International AutoShow’s official website.
Enjoy the show!