The current pandemic has led, of course, to a number of announcements of this event or that auto show somewhere in the world being cancelled, or being delayed and then inevitably cancelled. In Canada, the two main events, the Montreal and Toronto shows, did actually happen in 2020 as they’re scheduled for early in the year (January and February, respectively).
But as we’re almost into October, the time is nigh to think about 2021. And so the organizers of the Montreal International Auto Show (MIAS) have made the decision to make the 2021 event into a virtual affair. The show was originally set to happen January 15-24, but will now go on, online, between January 20 and 24.
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Ongoing uncertainty regarding the pandemic and Covid-19 infection rates - not to mention the current difficulties faced by international travelers - have led the Montreal show’s organizers to conclude there was little chance of an in-person event happening next January. They are planning, however, for a very active five-day event: