TORONTO, Ont. — Federal Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry Navdeep Bains and Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade Vic Fedeli joined Canadian International AutoShow President Susan Gubasta on Thursday to officially open the 2020 Show.
Shortly before the official opening ceremony, Minister Bains announced an $8-million federal government contribution to the development of a province-wide fast-charging network for electric vehicles.
“Our government is committed to supporting innovative, green infrastructure projects that will bring us closer to a competitive, zero-emissions transportation sector,” said Mr. Bains. “Today’s investment will ensure that Canadian-made solutions are at the forefront of solving the global climate change crisis, leaving our children and grandchildren with a healthier planet and cleaner air to breathe.”
Opening weekend of the AutoShow coincides with the Family Day long weekend, which includes a full slate of activities at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre:
For a full gallery of pictures from the opening day of the 2020 Canadian International AutoShow, please click here.
About the Canadian International AutoShow, presented by The Toronto Star and wheels.ca
With more than 650,000 square feet of exhibits, displays and attractions at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre and annual attendance of 360,000, 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. It boasts more than 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics, muscle cars, fully electric and autonomous vehicles each year.
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