Frequently Asked Questions
When is the Airshow?
The Canadian International Air Show (CIAS) is held annually on the Labour Day Weekend. This year the show will take place on Saturday, September 3rd, Sunday, September 4th, and Monday September 5th, from 12:00pm – 3:00pm daily.
Where can I watch the Airshow?
The Exclusive Air Show Zone is located directly in front of center stage and has live narration of the event playing throughout. The show can also be seen from some areas within the Canadian National Exhibition (CNE) Fair. Additional viewing areas are available across the Lakeshore, however it would be a side view of the maneuvers and no speakers to hear the narration.
Can I buy tickets?
Tickets will be available to our Exclusive Airshow Zone in late May 2022. There are various ticket options some which will include open buffet & bar. All tickets to the Exclusive Air Show Zone include access to washroom facilities, narration through speakers, aviation themed exhibitors and potential for meet & greet with the Performers.
Sign up to become an Insider and you’ll receive ticket information and up to 50% discounts for 2022 tickets.
Will the tickets go on sale?
Discounts are provided only to our CIAS Insiders with the greatest discount rates starting in late May 2022. CIAS Insiders receive monthly correspondence throughout the year as well as notice on discounts, performer announcements, daily flight schedules and exclusive contest opportunities. There is no cost to sign up to become a CIAS Insider.
To receive discounts, sign up through www.cias.org to become a CIAS Insider.
Will the flying schedule be available?
We will be publishing the flying schedule each morning and it will be emailed to our CIAS Insider inboxes. However, the schedule is subject to change due to weather and maintenance.
What is a CIAS Insider?
CIAS Insiders are fans who sign up to receive email notices. They are the only ones to receive discount codes for our Airshow tickets. They also receive notices on performer announcements, exclusive contest giveaways and receive the flying schedule each show day. There is no cost to sign up to become a CIAS Insider.
Who will be flying?
Check our Performer page on our website for the most up to date list of performers. Many of our acts are from active serving units in the Royal Canadian Air Force and the United States Air Force. They will confirm closer to show weekend. Visit our website for the updated information.
Where can I park?
Depending on where you chose to watch the show, there are many Green P parking lots along Lakeshore Blvd. There is also paid parking at the Exhibition Place and Ontario Place. However, lots fill up quickly so you may want to head down to the show early. We encourage attendees to take the GO Train or the TTC. For those who like to cycle, there are great bike paths along the Lakeshore.
Is the Airshow accessible to people with disabilities?
Yes, Green P parking lots, Exhibition Place and Ontario Place have accessibility parking available and are accessibility compliant.
Will planes of the Airshow fly over the city?
Aircraft appearing in the CIAS are stationed at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Pearson International Airport. All flights are in accordance with regulations put forth by aviation governing bodies.
Is the show safe?
The CIAS will continue to follow all Federal and Provincial guidance related to Covid-19. The broad public space allows for safe social distancing while enjoying this world class event.
Safety is of paramount importance at the Canadian International Air Show and we are conscious of concerns with respect to safety and noise. The Canadian International Air Show follows all safety guidelines and regulations as dictated by aviation authorities and hold our performers accountable to the same high safety standards.
We employ aviation industry professionals across our membership including controllers, military representatives, and emergency services. The CIAS has a strictly professional-run emergency response committee comprised of members of the Toronto Police Services, Fire Services and EMS. We also have a well-developed incident plan. Performers and key personnel attend pre-show safety briefings daily and daily debriefs post-show.
Who regulates noise?
The Canadian International Air Show complies with all regulations, including those published by Transport Canada relating to noise.
I have more questions, who can I contact?
Calls can be made to the head-office of the Canadian International Air Show at 416.263.3650. You may also send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that while we will make every attempt to respond to your query on a timely basis, the office is extremely busy during the show and will respond to your phone message or e-mail as soon as possible.
What if there is inclement weather?
In the event of inclement weather, some performances may be modified (flat show, low show) or cancelled for safety reasons. However, our exhibitor and displays are still available on site, as well as meet & greet opportunities with the performers for guests to enjoy.
If the show is cancelled fully, the CIAS would notify ticket holders via email with any instructions. However, unless unsafe to do so, the exhibitors and displays as well as autograph sessions would continue. Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Don’t forget, your ticket gets you same day access to the CNE to experience all they have to offer too!