February’s Winter Torex cancelled

The Feb. 27-28 Torex show and auction have been cancelled due to COVID-19.

The announcement regarding the cancellation of the Toronto show came on Nov. 14 as Ontario reported 1,581 new COVID-19 cases—the largest single-day increase to date, exceeding the previous record of 1,575 three days earlier. That day, 20 new deaths were also announced, bringing the provincial death toll to 3,332.

“COVID-19 still poses a serious risk to people,” said Brian Smith, show owner and executive director, in an email to CCN on Nov. 14. “I’m sorry for any inconvenience. I hope we can get back to normal soon.”

Also on Nov. 14, Toronto was placed in Ontario’s “red zone,” the province’s highest alert level before a full lockdown.

The latest Torex cancellation is the third time the event – held three times a year – has been cancelled because of the ongoing pandemic. The June 27-28 Summer Torex was cancelled in late April while the Oct. 24-25 event met the same fate this August.

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