It may be the dead of winter in Ontario, but summer arrives early in Toronto with the return of the Toronto International Boat Show.
North America’s largest indoor boat show docks at the Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place from January 17-26 with over 1,200 new boats on display, more than 300 free seminars from a wide-ranging lineup of speakers and plenty of lifestyle programming for the avid boater and the boating-curious alike.
Spanning over a million square feet of show space, The Toronto International Boat Show has more than 550 exhibitors offering a wide range of products to get out on the water and enjoy the boating lifestyle.
About 43% of Canadians (12.4 million people) participate in boating and 20% (6 million) own a boat.
Among the exhibitors attending the 62nd annual Toronto International Boat Show are Sarnia’s own Precision Power Sports, Needham’s Marine Limited and Boarder Pass Wakeboard Parks, producers of the highly-anticipated WakeFest on the indoor lake and celebrating 10 years as an exhibitor.
Participation in the Show is incredibly valuable to these local businesses as they are getting in front of an enormous, engaged audience – more boats are purchased on-site than at any other place or event in Canada.
The Toronto International Boat Show is the largest indoor boat show in North America, generating more than $354 million in economic impact to the region. Direct revenues across Canada’s core recreational boating industry total nearly $5 billion per year and directly employ approximately 45,000 Canadians.
Highlights of this year’s Show include Ontario’s own Tammy Wolf, one of the most successful powerboat racers in North America and the only woman to podium at an F1 Champion boat race; the 2nd annual Toronto Indoor Wakeboarding Championships featuring the world’s best professional riders; treasure hunters Darrell Miklos and Jim Sinclair of the Discovery Channel’s hit show Cooper’s Treasure; and back by popular demand – international sensation Twiggy the Waterskiing Squirrel will have fans going “nuts” as she returns from retirement to ride the waves.
The Toronto International Boat Show runs from January 17-26 at Toronto’s Enercare Centre at Exhibition Place. Tickets are on sale now at www.TorontoBoatShow.com.