The Canadian International AutoShow
, CIAS for short, is Canada's largest auto show
and most prestigious consumer event in Canada
. This event has been held in Toronto
since 1974 and is currently located in the Metro Toronto Convention Centre
. It is a major tourist attraction and is extremely popular in Ontario and much of Western New York state, bringing in an average of 300,000 visitors throughout its showing. The Show takes place in February on an annual basis.
The Canadian International AutoShow in partnership with AutoTrader exhibits over 1,000 cars, trucks, and SUVs as well as, concept cars, exotics, classics, motorcycles and alternative energy vehicles. AutoTrader is the presenting Title Sponsor and Show Program Publisher of the Canadian International AutoShow. The AutoShow also rents booths to over 125 exhibitors promoting contests, products, services and even locally owned vehicles.