Toronto, Ontario – Canada’s largest annual consumer show has made the decision to take its 2021 event fully online in response to health concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Canadian International AutoShow won’t be happening in-person again until February of 2022, according to a press release issued on Tuesday. The 2021 show is still expected to go on this year in a virtual form, following suit with many other tradeshows opting for online experiences during this time.
“With restrictions to public gatherings in Ontario limited for the foreseeable future, our annual automotive showcase that attracts more than 330,000 visitors on average each year simply couldn’t be considered at this time,” said Jason Campbell, general manager of the autoshow. “The autoshow has become a must-visit showcase for both new car buyers and automotive enthusiasts alike, and we’re still committed to ensuring that the hundreds of thousands who would normally visit the show in-person to learn, explore and be fascinated by the latest innovations on offer, will continue to be able to engage with this great event – just in a new, more widely accessible way.”
Details on programming and scheduling for the virtual event are to come in the following weeks.