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5 Things to Know About This Year’s Canadian International AutoShow
Whether you’re a die-hard gearhead, or simply appreciate the allure of a nice car, you can get your automotive fix at this year’s Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto.
From February 17 to 26, the Metro Toronto Convention Centre will be transformed into an auto enthusiast’s dream, as Canada’s largest automotive event returns with plenty of cool rides, good eats, and lots of high-octane fun.
What can you expect at this year’s AutoShow? Besides more than a thousand cars, trucks, concepts vehicles and classic cars, there will plenty to see, do, and drive. But before you start your engines, here are five things to know about this year’s Canadian AutoShow.
1. It’ll Be All About Canada
To celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, this year’s show will put a special focus on our country’s automotive history and contributions.
“The 2017 Canadian International AutoShow is going to be all about Canada,” says Jason Campbell, the Show’s General Manager.
From Canadian vintage car collectors featured in the Art & the Automobile exhibit, to the 10-car display celebrating 50 years of Formula One Racing in Canada, to features on Canada’s contributions to smart technology and autonomous vehicles, the 2017 AutoShow will be a true celebration of Canadian automotive contributions of the past, present, and future.
What better way for a gearhead to celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial?
2. Concept Cars Will Make Your Imagination Soar
Did you dream about flying cars or hovercrafts as a kid? Do you still dream about them? Then feast your eyes and imagination on the real-life concept cars at the 2017 AutoShow in Toronto!
This year’s undisputed star will be the Aston Martin-Red Bull concept hypercar AM-RB 001. Making its global auto show debut, and first ever appearance in North America, this ground-breaking concept car is the stuff of gearheads’ daydreams.
Introduced this past summer at the Aston Martin headquarters in England, the breathtaking AM-RB 001 is an “unprecedented fusion of form and function,” boasting a carbon fibre frame, radical aerodynamic build, and a naturally aspirated V12 engine. How’s that for futuristic?
3. Things Will Get Exotic
Exotic car lovers can get their fix of rare, avant-garde automobiles at this year’s Auto Exotica exhibit, located on the 100 level of the Convention Centre.
Featuring a veritable smorgasbord of luxurious Exotic Marques available across Canada – including Bentley, Lamborghini, Rolls Royce and more – as well as a showcase of passionate Canadian collectors’ rarest rides, there will be no shortage of exotic automotive offerings at this year’s AutoShow.
4. You Can Make it a Family Affair
If you’re worried about finding a sitter for the little ones, why not bring them along instead? The 2017 AutoShow will feature plenty of exciting automotive fun for kids big and small!
Bring your littlest auto enthusiasts to the Volkswagen Children’s Playcare Centre, where they can do arts and crafts, play dress-up, take part in interactive activities and more. Big kids can make their way to the Xbox One Gaming Area for a fun-filled real-life race car experience.
On Family Day, bring the whole crew for special entertainment, giveaways, prizes and more!
5. There Will Be Plenty to Eat and Drink
You won’t go hungry at the Canadian AutoShow – we promise!
With two separate food courts featuring a variety of culinary picks, plus the flavoursome offerings of the Muskoka Brewery Restaurant, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from come lunchtime.
Take a cue from Muskoka Brewery Executive Chef Shawn Rovan and choose a savoury food and beer pairing, like the Double Chocolate Cranberry Stout matched with slow braised short ribs, the seared Atlantic salmon matched with the Detour, or the classic burger paired with the Mad Tom.
Tickets to the Canadian International AutoShow can be bought at the gate, or online at Autoshow.ca.
Not so big on cars? No problem! Check out all the diverse festivals and events happening in Toronto this year. From arts and culture, to music, movies, sports and much more, there’s something for everyone in Canada’s Downtown!