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Toronto International Autoshow taking place this weekend

Car enthusiasts across the GTA, the country and the world are counting down the hours to the annual Canadian International AutoShow in Toronto.

The popular event takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre between Feb. 15 and 24.

In all more than 1,000 new cars, trucks and SUVs will be unveiled at the show, making it one of the best places for prospective consumers to begin shopping for their next vehicle.

With Family Day set for this Monday, Feb. 18, there is plenty for the whole family at the event.

From family vehicles to special features to the Northern American debut of the life-sized LEGO TECHNIC Bugatti Chiron, Family Day at the Autoshow, presented by Allstate Insurance Company of Canada, is packed with activities and interesting exhibits to see.

Families can take advantage of a 10 per cent discount when they purchase a Family Pass of tickets, which includes admission for two adults and two children for $50.

The LEGO TECHNIC Bugatti Chiron will be one of many things to challenge your imagination within the LEGO Discovery Zone.

Over the weekend, Mercedes-Benz will be staging demonstrations of their ‘dancing’ GLE.

Performances are scheduled daily at 2 and 6 p.m. at the Mercedes Benz booth on the 800 level of the South Building.

Patrons may also get a chance to see the hydraulics at work in some of the L.A. Culture cars in Castrol Alley on the 700 level of the South Building.

A showpiece of the Volkswagen exhibit, located on the 300 level in the North Building, will be the iconic yellow Beetle which served as the star of the recent film “Bumblebee.”

The esports installation at the 2019 AutoShow is the biggest the show has ever had. Test your skills in an attempt to qualify for the WorldGaming Network Pfaff Forza 7 Canadian Challenge, driven by Castrol. There has never been more on the line, with $20,000 in cash and prizes, plus a once in a lifetime chance to race with Pfaff Motorsports.

Mitsubishi Motors is offering a master class in drawing for kids with famed DC Comic and Marvel Comic cover artists Ken Lashley, who has created hundreds of comic covers ranging from Batman, Spiderman, X-Men and more.

The booth is located in the North Building. The 45-minute drawing sessions will be held on Feb. 18 at 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

Attendees will receive a free gift while supplies last and a chance to win a covered mystery box from Lashley at each session.

For more information, visit autoshow.ca

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