Setup is underway! Motorama opens Friday at 10 a.m.

Today (March 12) is setup day. The building is filling with cars and booths and the show opens Friday morning 10 a.m.

Schools are still open. The TTC is running, stores and malls are open, and people are going to work. And downtown, the National Home Show is also setting up, at the CNE.

And like all of them, we’re taking all possible precautions – in concert with the International Centre – including increasing the number of hand sanitizing stations and cleaning high-traffic surfaces.


  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 15 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid close contact with people who are ill
  • Stay home when you are ill
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then immediately throw the tissue in the garbage and wash your hands
  • If you don’t have a tissue, sneeze or cough into your sleeve or arm
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces


As of March 11, 2020, Toronto Public Health (TPH) is monitoring 19 positive cases of the novel coronavirus: COVID-19 in Toronto.

To date, there have been four other confirmed cases reported in Toronto. All four of these people have since recovered from their illness.

TPH continues to work with our provincial and federal health colleagues along with airports in response to this situation.

At this time the virus is not circulating locally, however given the global circumstances, TPH is actively working with City and health partners to plan for the potential of local spread.

If you have travelled from Hubei Province, China, or Iran within the last 14 days or have had close contact with a person ill with COVID-19, please self-isolate and contact Toronto Public Health at 416-338-7600 within 24 hours of arriving in Toronto.

Click HERE for a statement about what Motorama and the International Centre are doing to maximize the safety of the venue.