International Centre

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International Centre
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International Centre is located in Toronto
International Centre
Location outside Toronto
Address 6900 Airport Road
Location Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Opened 1972
Renovated 2002
Enclosed space
 • Total space one million square feet (93,000 m2)
 • Exhibit hall floor 548,000 square feet (50,900 m2)
Website www.internationalcentre.com
The Toronto Classic Car Auction is held every April & October in this place.

The International Centre is a multi-purpose convention centre in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, located near Toronto Pearson International Airport. The Centre opened in 1972. Today, The International Centre today hosts over 450 shows and events each year.[citation needed]

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Opened in 1972, the centre's exhibit space nearly doubled from the original 260,000 square feet (24,000 m2) following a major expansion and renovation in 2002. The centre now features over 548,000 square feet (50,900 m2) of exhibit and meeting space and approximately one million square feet (93,000 m2) floor area which includes exhibit, meeting, office and retail space.

The International Centre is closely linked to Canada’s aviation history. During the 1950s, the International Centre site was used in the development of the Avro Arrow bomber. The site was purchased by a group of private investors from DeHavilland in 1971, which led to the development of its present use today, as a major multi-purpose facility.

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Coordinates: 43°42′10″N 79°38′17″W / 43.7029°N 79.6380°W / 43.7029; -79.6380