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The Ultimate Event for Canadian Lexus Fans
The Canadian Auto Show season is the opportunity to experience all things Lexus in a dynamic and interactive environment. For 2018, Lexus travelled to eight cities across Canada, revealing the latest in daring design, exhilarating performance, imaginative technology and exceptional craftsmanship. Feature vehicles included the 2018 NX, 2018 LS, and 2018 RX L. Interactive elements included a Brand Gallery and NX Mirror Display. For those that could not make it to the venue, reveals were covered via Facebook Live at select events. With more new vehicles on the drawing board, the 2019 Auto Show season is shaping up to be even more exciting.
From model reveals like the LC, LS, and NX - to interactive presentations like the NX mirror display -- Lexus brought the spirit of luxury and performance together in innovative and powerful ways throughout the Auto Show season.
Once again, up-and-coming designers -- from design schools across Canada -- rose to the challenge, showing their visionary abilities while creating an exclusive art installation for the Lexus Auto Show booth. This year’s inspiration was the 2018 Lexus NX. The winning entry was showcased at the Vancouver Auto Show. Stay tuned for details on the 2019 challenge.Learn more about the 2018 Winner
The Brand Gallery was just one of the many interactive elements that help to make up the Lexus Auto Booth, enabled visitors to immerse themselves in the story of Lexus -- and truly experience what the brand is all about.
The Lexus booth at the 2016 Canadian International Auto Show was the very definition of “amazing”. Even with so much to look at, including the entire Lexus lineup, one vehicle was the unquestioned centre of attention – the Canadian auto show debut of the Lexus LF-C2 Concept. A luxury 2+2 sports coupe, the LF-C2 wholly embodies the spirit and soul of Lexus’ design and performance focus with its beautifully crafted lines, sensuous curves, and remarkably hi-tech yet enveloping interior. A close second in popularity was Lexus’ virtual reality simulator that let visitors race a Lexus over a realistic 3-D interpretation of the famed Fuji International Speedway – birthplace of the Lexus F series of high performance luxury automobiles.
The Lexus booth at the Montreal International Auto Show was the very definition of "Amazing", and the perfect start to this year's Canadian auto show circuit. The entire Lexus portfolio was on stunning display, including the Canadian debut of the all-new 2016 Lexus GS F with its inspired combination of race-bred performance and luxury sedan refinement. Visitors had the opportunity to experience the dramatic upgrades to a range of 2016 models, including the peerless LX 570 flagship SUV, and a CT 200h Special Edition with its dynamic F SPORT enhancements. The winning design from the 2016 Lexus Canadian Design School Challenge was also on hand — an installation for the all-new 2016 Lexus RX 350, that will continue to showcase this breath-taking new vehicle at auto shows across the country.
Lexus chose the Vancouver International Auto Show for the North American debut of its luxury ultra-subcompact 2+2 — the LF-SA concept vehicle. Designed with a vision of the cities of tomorrow, the LF-SA blends provocative design with exceptional maneuverability; and is a wondrous showcase of futuristic technology, including a hologram-style digital display. Other highlights at the Lexus booth included the race-bred RC F coupe and track proven GS F 4-door luxury sedan. Visitors also had the opportunity to experience the advanced luxury of Lexus hybrid motoring, with a ride-and-drive event; or, step inside a virtual reality simulator and race a Lexus over a realistic 3D interpretation of the Fuji Speedway — the "home track" for the Lexus F series of high performance luxury automobiles.
Alberta’s premier automotive and truck event hosted the Canadian debut of the striking Lexus LC 500. Inspired by the acclaimed LF-LC concept, this flagship coupe marks the beginning of a new way of conceiving vehicles with tight cooperation between design and engineering. Featuring Lexus’ all-new rear-wheel-drive luxury platform (GA-L), the LC 500 also marks a new phase in Lexus’ performance aspirations. Visitors also explored the full-range of the Lexus’ line-up, with each vehicle featuring its own unique upgrades for 2016. Also on hand was Lexus’ virtual reality simulator, featuring a 3D interpretation of the Fuji Speedway – birthplace of the Lexus “F” series — for a virtual experience of the meaning of high performance luxury.
A premier industry event, the 2018 Montreal International Auto Show will take place at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, located in the north end of Old Montreal in the borough of Ville-Marie.
The largest auto show in Canada, the 2018 Canadian International Auto Show will take place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in the heart of downtown Toronto.
The 2018 Québec City International Auto Show will take place at the Centre de foires de Québec, Québec City’s largest exhibition area located on the ExpoCité site in the Cité-Limoilou borough.
The 2018 Calgary International Auto and Truck Show will take place at the world-famous BMO Stampede Park, located in the Beltline District southeast of downtown Calgary.
The 2018 Ottawa Gatineau International Auto Show will take place at the Shaw Centre (formerly the Ottawa Convention Centre), located in the core of downtown Ottawa overlooking the Rideau Canal.
The 2018 Vancouver International Auto Show will take place in the grand West exhibition space of the Vancouver Convention Centre, located along the waterfront directly adjacent to Canada Place.
The 2018 Edmonton Motorshow, Alberta's best automotive and truck show, will take place at the Edmonton EXPO Centre adjacent to Rexall Place, previously known as the Northlands AgriCom.
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Bringing the artistry of leading-edge Lexus design to your fingertips, the Lexus Design Tour is a cross-country event showcasing NX F SPORT , NX Hybrid, RC F SPORT and IS F SPORT test drive vehicles. Lexus will be displaying the exhilarating RC F at each location to allow attendees to get inside and experience the vehicle for themselves.
The Lexus Design Tour will be displaying the designs of innovative Canadian artists. Attendees with have the opportunity to access the vehicles, engage with Lexus Brand Ambassadors, and experience firsthand the precision and excitement of L-finesse design. Attendees will have the chance to take home an exclusive artist-designed tote bag if they use the #LexusDesignTour hashtag at the event.
And check back in with us for updates as the tour continues
Across Canada, local artists are living and breathing cutting-edge design philosophy. Learn more about the life and work of these up-and-coming Canadian creators, and check out their artwork in a Lexus Design Tour city near you.
From his native city of Grenoble in France to his adopted hometown of Montreal, artist Ankh One has created “poetry in motion” through graphic design, illustration and painting – all inspired by the soul of graffiti culture.Find out more
Whether through street art, large-scale mural commissions or T-shirt designs for top tier athletes, Ottawa’s Marc Sirius is channelling his passion for artistic exploration.Find out more
From the Paris classical art scene to the Sydney Olympics to music video sets, Alex Bacon’s large-scale mural work and commercial art are a journey of epic proportions.Find out more
Calgarian David Brunning’s work is inspirational and raw, full of movement and emotion – driven by a desire to connect to his city, and to influence the public’s perception of graffiti art.Find out more
Meet Edmonton’s Lacey Jane and Layla Folkmann, brush specialists whose explosive, edgy take on oils and acrylics is rooted in the chaotic playfulness of counter-culture.Find out more
When a Vancouver graffiti artist met a Prince Rupert painter-jeweller-carver, the worlds of graffiti and traditional Haida art collided. Meet the British Columbian art duo Naks and Akos.Find out more
Fairview Pointe Claire
Sept 10 – Sept 11
10am – 6pm
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St. Laurent Centre
Sept 24 – Sept 26
9:30am – 5:30pm
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Shops at Don Mills
Oct 5 – Oct 9
10am – 6pm
9:30am – 5:30pm
11am – 5pm
Oct 23 – Oct 24
10am – 6pm
11am – 6pm
10am – 6pm
9:30am – 5:30pm
11am – 5pm
Metropolis at Metrotown
Nov 12 – Nov 14
10am – 6pm
11am – 7pm
Mikael Carriau, aka Ankh One, started doing graffiti at the beginning of the 1990s on the walls of his beautiful native city of Grenoble, nestled at the foot of the Alps. It is this mode of expression that led him to the benches of a graphic school, the École Superieure d’Art Appliqué in Troyes. Exposed to new institutional techniques, he gradually transposed his pictorial and graphic work to painting, without ever breaking the link to the graffiti culture that motivated this progression. In 2001 he joined the reputed Parisian collective, 9e Concept, and later on worked as an event coordinator for Orange Telecom. He has also been the art director for Graff-It magazine as well as for the fragrance brand Confinluxe. Well versed in graphic design, illustration and painting, Ankh uses all these mediums to represent what he calls “poetry in motion.”
A street artist, lettering addict and graphic designer. Marc Sirus is a creative professional based out of Ottawa. Originating from the nation's capital, Marc developed his passion for lettering through graffiti at an early age. He has honed his skills as an artist and designer. From working on large-scale mural commissions to designing T-shirts for top tier professional athletes, Marc continues to explore the different avenues of his craft.
Alex Lazich, otherwise known as Alex Bacon, started his art career after winning an art contest in 1991 that landed him a trip to Paris, where he trained in classical art. By 1992 he had started working with spray paint, and has been actively painting large-scale murals ever since. Alex has worked in animation, graphic design and illustration for many years, all of which are integrated into his muralism. He has also worked as a commercial artist on projects such as the 1999-2000 Sydney Olympic Games as well as on music video sets for artists such as Lauryn Hill and Fabolous.
David Brunning – TheKidBelo – is a growing presence in the Calgary art world and beyond, with his work on display in public spaces across North America. Known best for his graffiti art and abstract work, David’s work is inspirational and raw, full of movement and emotion. David seeks to engage audiences with his work, asking people to take another look at an art form that has sometimes been dismissed, and to influence the public perception of graffiti art. Deeply connected to his city, his neighbourhood and his community, David is constantly creating and collaborating with other artists across a wide range of mediums. Having built relationships with the University of Calgary, ACAD, FFCA, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary and various other schools, institutions and community centres, David believes in following passions, pursuing dreams and anchoring his experience in the lives of others.
Hailing from the wild west of Canada, Lacey Jane and Layla Folkmann are an explosive combination of vibrant colors and enthusiasm. As brush specialists for mural company A’shop, their edgy take on oils and acrylics is all about daring concepts cleverly repackaged in a traditional fine arts envelope. With training in classical arts but firm roots in the chaotic playfulness of counter-culture, Lacey and Layla are here to shake things up with their work. Fast and efficient, their dynamic energy is a catalyst that transforms any live-painting performance into an unforgettable party.
Meet British Columbia’s Aime Milot and Corey Bulpitt, also known as Naks and Akos. Aime, a well-respected graffiti artist from Vancouver, is self-taught in the craft of aerosol paint and precise line work. Corey, who hails from Prince Rupert, has followed in the artistic footsteps of his great-great grandparents, the famed carvers Charles Edenshaw and Louis Collison. He is an avid painter, jeweller, and argillite carver who enjoys exploring different mediums such as spray paint and traditional totem pole carving. Corey and Aime first met around 2007, when they were both artist mentors for community youth workshops. With Aime mentoring Corey on graffiti line work and Corey sharing his knowledge of traditional Haida art, they began painting graffiti and Haida-inspired pieces as a team, both in galleries and on the street. And the rest is history.
Get Behind the Wheel. Join the Conversation #LexusCrossCountry
Bringing the passion that’s been the very genesis behind these performance standouts, the Performance Tour is a cross-country event showcasing the GS, IS, RC and NX F SPORT vehicles. On display, Lexus is also bringing the much desired RC F.
Attendees will have access to F SPORT vehicles with the opportunity to put them to the test. Driving exercises include: slalom, hard acceleration, and expert cornering all within a controlled environment. Attendees will also be able to engage Lexus Brand Ambassadors for more information.
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May 29-31, 2015
June 8-14, 2015
Square One Shopping Centre
June 25-28, 2015
July 9-12, 2015
The clink of wine glasses. Tunes booming from a DJ. The chatter of 500 plus people. A subtle, yet striking décor. The irresistible smell of freshly prepared food.
These are just some of the sights and sounds from the first ever Lexus Experience – The Taste of Luxury hosted by Lexus Canada and the Montréal Lexus Dealer Association.
On January 22, 2015, 550 eager guests filled the stunning Marché Bonsecours in the heart of downtown Montréal for a night they will never forget.
The event truly lived up to its name, as guests were treated to a once in a lifetime culinary experience prepared by three of Canada’s leading chefs – Stefano Faita, Giovanni Apollo and Joao Dias.
Together, these charismatic and talented chefs provided two unique culinary demonstrations, offering savoury samplings and, later, interacted with attendees. It seemed that everyone wanted a photo with these culinary geniuses and the chefs were more than happy to oblige.
In addition to the delectable dishes, attendees enjoyed the flair bar, mingled in the lounge and interacted with our photobooth.
Guests were also given a taste of what Lexus has to offer – luxury, design and an experience like no other. While the Lexus vehicles on display inside and outside the venue shined bright, digital screens provided an additional look at what the Lexus experience is all about.
At the end of the night, one fortunate guest won the 2015 Lexus NX for a year, courtesy of the Lexus Montreal Area Dealers.
But after experiencing an evening of entertainment and two exclusive culinary presentations from Canada’s most renowned chefs, we’d say that everyone came away a winner.
The sun is rising. Temperature – well below zero. It’s completely quiet, except for the familiar sound of crunching snow under tire.
It’s February 10, 2015 in Minden, Ontario. A blanket of fresh snow stretches out as far as the eye can see. Perfect conditions for a day of learning to manoeuver on ice and snow.
One by one, guests pull in and park. A few can be seen rubbing their hands together. Not because it’s cold, but because they’re excited about the day ahead.
And why shouldn’t they be. Today they’ll be learning about their vehicle’s winter dynamics and testing its grip and performance on a specially built course. Consider it an interactive winter driving classroom taught by some very experienced drivers.
The goal? Have owners and guests depart with exceptional winter driving skills and a profound knowledge of their vehicle’s safety systems. And hopefully have a little fun along the way.
The day begins with some accelerating and braking lessons, including full ABS and threshold braking – learning how to prevent wheel lockup on slippery surfaces.
Then comes mastering the thrilling slalom course. Here they learn about their vehicle’s smooth steering inputs, how to properly mange weight transfers and how to look ahead and analyze their situation.
Next, it’s skid pads and figure 8s. The lesson – how to manage the oversteer and understeer dynamics of their Lexus. Oversteer is when the rear of the vehicle swings out, while understeer is caused by driving too fast for the available traction.
Following this comes emergency avoidance. Here drivers get to know their vehicle’s active safety systems and how they work.
Finally, it’s exhilarating on track lapping with our experienced instructors. This combines all the skills learned throughout the day, as well as a full range of handling capabilities.
As the sun sets, the participants drive away smiling – excited to use their newfound skills to take on whatever winter throws their way. But also leaving with a newfound respect for Lexus’ AWD technology.
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