Show opens to the public today
TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2018 /CNW/ - Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne helped officially open the 2018 Canadian International AutoShow (Feb. 16-25) this morning by participating in a Hot Wheels demonstration at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
Earlier, Premier Wynne delivered a keynote address to open the 'The Future in Focus', a panel discussion featuring four of Canada's top automotive CEOs. The discussion kicked off the Automotive Intelligence Series (AIS), a new public education series designed to tackle some of the most pressing issues facing the future of the automobile.
For more information and to register for any of the sessions, click here.
The Automotive Intelligence Series is just one of several special features and attractions at the 2018 Canadian International AutoShow. Among them:
- 50 Years of Hot Wheels: The No. 1 selling toy in the world is joining with the Canadian International AutoShow to celebrate a half century of one of the most iconic toys of all time. A Hot Wheels super track will be built, a dedicated display area featuring Hot Wheels collectors and their treasures will be set aside and show-goers will be able to get up-close to six life-size Hot Wheels cars, including the Darth Vader car and the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro RS.
- Art & the Automobile: The ever-popular Art & the Automobile exhibit presented by the Cobble Beach Concours d'Elegance will, for its fourth edition, feature rare cars seldom seen anywhere, with a focus on the brands and mascots that made the classics the icons they are today.
- 70 Years of Porsche: A feature attraction at this year's AutoShow will be a major display of cars celebrating the "70 Years of Porsche." The feature area will bring the evolution of Porsche over the past 70 years to life by hosting a selection of classic and historically significant Porsche models.
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 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 boasting more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics, muscle cars, fully electric and autonomous vehicles. Nearly 340,000 attended the 2017 show.
SOURCE Canadian International AutoShow
For further information: Norris McDonald, Director, Media Relations, Canadian International AutoShow, 647-328-9285, NorrisM@autoshow.ca