Agreement Near with City to Keep Toronto Sportsmen's Show at Direct Energy Centre

    TORONTO, June 24 /CNW/ - The Toronto Sportsmen's Show will remain at the
Direct Energy Centre despite yesterday's ruling by the City of Toronto calling
for a no-promotion policy for firearms.
    While the City has cancelled the lease and permit for two recreational
gun clubs that operate in city-run facilities, The Toronto Sportsmen's Show
will not be moving from its home at the city-owned Direct Energy Centre.
    "We are working out the situation with the City of Toronto and the
Direct Energy Centre and the Toronto Sportsmen's Show will not be compromised
in any way," said Ray Sriubiskis, Vice President, Canadian National
Sportsmen's Shows. "We are extremely pleased by the news from the City of
Toronto. This is a win-win situation for everyone involved including the
Direct Energy Centre, the concessions, hotels and of course, show attendees,"
added Sriubiskis.
    The Toronto Sportsmen's Show is the largest show of its kind in Canada
and largest and second oldest consumer show in Toronto. It has been
entertaining crowds for 62 years since its inception in 1948.

    About Canadian National Sportsmen's Shows:

    CNSS is a non-profit corporation and the largest producer of fishing,
sportsmen's, ski, outdoor and motorcycle shows in Canada. Through its family
of shows, the non-profit corporation raises funds to ensure that generations
of young Canadians can benefit from Canada's outdoors. Since the first show
held in 1948, more than $30 million has been committed to these causes.
Information on CNSS is available at

For further information:

For further information: Ray Sriubiskis, Vice President, Canadian
National Sportsmen's Shows: Tel (905) 361-5235,

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