December 22, 2021
Power Sport Services Sets its Sights On 2023 for the Return of The Motorcycle Shows
Wednesday December 22, 2021: Today, the Board of Directors of Power Sport Services announced that the 2022 Toronto and Montreal Motorcycle Shows, will not be moving forward as originally planned. The return of these shows – previously scheduled for February 18 – 20, 2022 and February 25 – 27, 2022 respectively – has now been postponed to 2023.
Earlier this fall, Power Sport Services announced the cancellation of the 2022 Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver and Quebec City Motorcycle Shows, due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding the pandemic, as well as global supply-chain challenges affecting the motorcycle industry.
Today’s decision, to cancel the 2022 Toronto and Montreal Motorcycle Shows, comes on the heels of recently announced provincial measures, in both Ontario and Quebec, to take action to limit the spread of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant.
In Ontario, meeting and event spaces must now limit patron admissions to 50% of fire code capacity, significantly impacting Power Sport Services’ ability to deliver the dynamic experience that exhibitors and visitors have come to expect from the Motorcycle Shows. In Quebec, all non-essential public activities, including trade shows, consumer shows and exhibitions are suspended until further notice.
Michelle O’Hara, President of Power Sport Services stated that despite the industry’s best intentions and efforts to re-unite the riding community at the Toronto and Montreal Motorcycle Shows in February 2022, the rapid advancement of the Omicron variant, coupled with the reinstatement of restrictions with no determined sunset date, means we have to put our plans on hold until 2023.
O’Hara went on to say that this was an incredibly difficult decision to make, especially since show planning for the 2022 Toronto and Montreal Shows was advancing well, with strong manufacturer and exhibitor support, as well as solid visitor interest and enthusiasm. But despite this recent setback, we remain optimistic about a return to our live events in 2023.
Power Sport Services is extremely grateful for the determination and commitment demonstrated by the shows’ exhibitors and partners in order to fuel the return of the 2022 Motorcycle Shows. This solidarity and ambition will serve as a strong foundation to actively steer the resilient return of the Motorcycle Shows in 2023.
For the most up-to-date information, visit us at www.motorcycleshows.ca or contact your Show Team:
For more information contact your local Show Team:
Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver
Laurie Paetz or Brittany Labrosse / 403-457-1080
Bianca Kennedy or Dominic Caron / 514-375-1974
Neil Fardy or Lori Borda / 905-752-1158
PSS Head Office
Ray Sriubiskis / 416-272-9798
July 4, 2016
January 13, 2016
Female Riders Will Celebrate Opening Night of Motorcycle Show-Toronto
With Half-Price Admission and Exclusive Kawasaki Ninja ES300 Giveaway
TORONTO, ON – Although the riding season is still a few months away, female motorcycle enthusiasts from across Southern Ontario will gather in Toronto next month when the Motorcycle Show-Toronto celebrates She Rides Nite on Friday, February 19. The festivities are part of the motorcycle manufacturers’ national show tour which makes its only Ontario stop, February 19-21, at the Enercare Centre (formerly the Direct Energy Centre), Exhibition Place.
According to industry statistics, women account for 14 percent of all motorcycle owners and there’s been a 30 percent increase in the number of female bikers over the past decade. Add to that a 2013 study commissioned by Harley-Davidson which concluded that women who ride are noticeably happier it’s no wonder more females are discovering the thrill of motorcycles.
At She Rides Nite, women will receive half-price admission after 5:00 pm, and can enter a ladies-only draw to win a 2016 Kawasaki Ninja ES300. This bike boasts nimble handling, balanced suspension, and a silky-smooth ride that is irresistible to experienced track riders as well as novice road riders looking to sharpen their skills.
“She Rides Nite is all about encouraging women who ride, or are considering the sport, to gather up their girlfriends for a fun night out,” said the Show’s Manager, Neil Fardy. ”In addition to the many female-friendly motorcycle models available, there’s riding gear and clothing specially developed for women. We’ll have industry experts on hand to provide information and advice specific to the needs of the female rider. Friday night parking is free for everyone, so we’re looking forward to a great turnout again this year.”
New to the Motorcycle Show–Toronto is the Torch Motorcycles Revv-olution. Torch is a community of female moto-enthusiasts who build new bikes, components, and apparel specifically designed with the female rider in mind. Their exhibit runs throughout the weekend and encompasses various aspects of riding that will be of interest to all enthusiasts.
The Motorcycle Show-Toronto presented by Dalton Timmis Insurance is produced by Power Sport Services. This is the Show where enthusiasts will get their first live look at the new 2016 motorcycle, scooter, ATV and side-by-side models set in impressive displays from the biggest brands in the business, including Aprilia, BMW Motorrad, Can-Am BRP, Harley-Davidson, Ducati, Honda, Husqvarna, Indian, Kawasaki, KTM, Moto Guzzi, Piaggio, Polaris, Suzuki, Triumph, Vespa, Victory and Yamaha.
Show hours are: Friday, February 19 (noon – 9 pm); Saturday, February 20 (10 am – 8 pm); Sunday, February 21 (10 am – 5 pm). For Show features, ticket prices, and info visitwww.torontomotorcycleshow.ca.
Discounted advance tickets are now on sale through the website’s online box office and at select Ontario motorcycle dealers.
ABOUT DALTON TIMMIS INSURANCE
Headquartered in Ancaster, Ontario, the Dalton Timmis Insurance Group is known across Canada as an innovative brokerage that provides specialty insurance products and programs, including its Home for Chrome Motorcycle division, Commercial, Transportation and Personal Insurance divisions. Dalton Timmis Insurance was ranked one of eight Canadian Brokerages to make the top 150 Brokerages in the World in 2013 by Canadian Underwriter Magazine. Their Home for Chrome Motorcycle division is the presenting sponsor of the Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Toronto and Moncton Motorcycle Shows.
ABOUT POWER SPORT SERVICES
Power Sport Services (PSS) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council (MMIC) and the Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council (COHV). PSS owns and produces seven premiere motorcycle and ATV shows held annually in Calgary, Edmonton, Moncton, Montreal, Quebec City, Toronto and Vancouver.
Toronto Show Public Relations
Power Sport Services, Motorcycle & Moped Industry Council & Canadian Off-Highway Vehicle Distributors Council
Jo-Anne Farquhar, Director of Communications