Canadian International AutoShow – Toronto

This year the show is all about the electrification of the automotive sector

Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto. A car for everyone’s taste. Photo: Neena

Neena Channan is a journalist, photographer and correspondent for Jornal de Toronto

The 2023 Canadian International AutoShow is now on in Toronto, running from February 17-26, 2023. This year the show is all about the electrification of the automotive sector.

Debuting at the show this year is Project Arrow. An all Canadian designed, engineered and built concept vehicle.

Project Arrow. Photo: Neena

Project Arrow Concept Vehicle. Photo: Neena

Additionally, Hyundai unveiled the hydrogen hybrid N Vision 74 and the fully electric RN22e. KIA unveiled the 2024 KIA Seltos and the Subaru unveiled the fully re-designed 2024 Subaru Crosstrek.

KIA Seltos. Photo: Neena

Winner of the Automotive Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) award were awarded on Thursday Feb 16 to fully electric vehicles:

  • Car of the year: BMW i4
  • Utility of the year: Hyundai IONIQ5

AJAC Car of the year winner: BMW i4. Photo: Neena

A new feature of the show is Electric City. Electric City provides a view of the electrification of the auto sector and of micro-mobility. An indoor test track for micro-mobility allows attendees to try electric bikes as well as SARIT (Safe Affordable Reliable Innovative Transport). At Electric City, you can also check out the Technology innovators from both the Canadian East and West coasts with the launch of the all-new outdoor adventure vehicle from Potential Motors as well as a self-propelled high-tech AI Stroller from Vancouver-based Glüxkind.

SARIT (Safe Affordable Reliable Innovative Transport). Photo: Neena

Sure to catch every child and child at heart’s imagination is the LEGO presentation of a Lamborghini Sian all made of LEGO. This work of art uses 400,000 Lego bricks and took 15 people 8,600 hours to put together.

Legoland Lamborghini Sian. Photo: Neena

Over at the Hot Wheels display, you can see sixteen life sized versions of the world’s best-selling toy, including the fan-favourite 2014 Star Wars Darth VaderTM Car. You can even try your hand at racing around with some remote-controlled cars.

Hot Wheels Original Sweet Sixteen. Photo: Neena

Auto Exotica, Exotic car display. Photo: Neena

Not to be forgotten are the sports enthusiasts, you can see displays of exotic cars, race cars and cars a lot of us only dream about. Find out about racing and how to get involved at the FEL Motorsports booth.

Other cars and dreams being showcased are the 75 years of Porsche, the Roshel Senator APC armoured vehicle, which is being used in Ukraine.

75 years of Porsche. Photo: Neena

If you like cars, the Canadian International AutoShow is where you should go. The show is taking place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, and runs through to February 26. All Tickets are digital and will need to be purchased online in advance. No Box Office will be on-site.

Tickets can be purchased on-site with limited on location electronic kiosks. For further information go to

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