The 2016 Canadian International Auto Show in Toronto, presented by the Toronto Star and wheels.ca, will open to the public next Friday.
Whether you are looking to buy a car, are passionate about cars, or just want to view the latest vehicles and accessories in a dynamic environment, the Auto Show — being held at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre — is for you.
The 2016 Auto Show presents the “total automotive experience” with more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics and motorsport vehicles, with unique features and attractions that appeal to all walks of life.
Plus, more than 40 vehicles will make their Canadian premieres this year, with three North American reveals planned and 11 concept vehicles being shown in Canada for the first time.
On the 100 Level of the North Building, visitors will have a chance to experience some of the world’s finest automobiles at the 2016 Auto Exotica, featuring vehicles from McLaren, Ferrari, Maserati, Rolls Royce, Pagani, Lamborghini, Tesla and other exotic brands.
The Art and the Automobile exhibit, featuring vehicles presented by the Cobble Beach Concours d’Elegance, explores some of the iconic advertising that helped the 17 show-worthy Classics on display become collector icons.
Cars and Stars is a new exhibit that will showcase some of the vehicles of the Stars — including two owned by Toronto international musical superstar, Deadmau5, and Guy Fieri’s classic Camaro from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives. The intricate detail that goes into creating some of this country’s finest Hot Rods and Kreater custom choppers will amaze and delight show-goers with a display of 15 customized specials.
The Trillium Automobile Dealers Association (TADA) will showcase education exhibits from the University of Waterloo, McMaster University and the University of Toronto, alongside Centennial and Durham Colleges; and promote its on-site job-support program, Cars and Jobs - carsandjobs.com.
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One of the exciting areas of the auto industry is driverless technology. The Ministry of Transportation and the Auto Parts Manufacturers Association will explore the autonomous and connected car future tech trends.
The 2016 Auto Show will celebrate the 100th running of the most famous race in motorsport, the Indianapolis 500. This feature exhibit showcases iconic vehicles that have raced at the speedway over the past century and highlight Canadians who have pursued glory at this fabled race.
Those interested in modified cars will enjoy Street Tuners, led by Eurocharged Canada, a spectacular display of luxury performance cars all on steroids. The Auto Show brings together the top tuners in the regions with their top performing vehicles.
On the 800 level is the Ford Performance Zone, which will showcase the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor, the new Ford GT supercar, gaming sessions from Forza Motorsport, and a Recharge Lounge. Ford will also bring Toronto Raptor coach, Dwane Casey, to open the show on Friday.
A custom 2016 Audi S5 (valued at more than $119,443 and donated by TADA) will be given away. Plus the TADA and the Toronto Star will give away $50,000 toward the purchase of a new car at any TADA member dealership.
Family Day is on Mon., Feb. 15, and is presented by Volkswagen with special guests, activities for the family and exclusive prize giveaways. The Volkswagen Children’s Playcare Centre is on the 600 Level.
A free bus shuttle offers continuous service throughout the 10-day event, transporting visitors between the MTCC’s North and South buildings, and Wheelchair Accessible shuttle services are also available.
Buy tickets online at http://www.autoshow.ca and save 10 per cent up until the day the show opens, and avoid the lineups. Family admission passes, multi-day passes and group rates are available, along with a special online Super Tuesday ticket giving access to the show on Tues., Feb. 16, for just $12!