The Saab car club in Canada is excited to announce its upcoming Winter Tour 2023, the “City and ‘Burbs Edition.” This event is set to take place on January 29th from 10:30 am to 1:30 pm EST and is open to all, but organiyers encourage non-members to consider joining the club.
Founded in 1978, the Saab Club of Canada is a non-profit organization dedicated to Saab owners’ enjoyment of their automobile in a convivial atmosphere. One of the key goals of the Saab Club of Canada is to provide a community for Saab enthusiasts to come together and share their passion for these unique and distinctive cars. The club also aims to promote the preservation and restoration of Saab automobiles, as well as to provide a source of technical and historical information for its members.
The club’s membership is diverse and includes Saab owners from all walks of life, from those who have just purchased their first Saab to experienced enthusiasts who have owned several. The club welcomes all Saab models, from the classic 900s and 9000s to the more recent 9-3 and 9-5 models.
This year, club members are doing something a bit different and taking a tour through the city and suburbs on some interesting roads that you may have only been on if you live in the area. Their starting point is the parking lot for Amesbury Arena, located at 145 Culford Rd. If you’re coming from the west on the 401, take the Black Creek Drive exit and turn left onto Lawrence Ave W., and then turn right at the second traffic light onto Culford.
If you live in Canada or the northern part of the USA, and you want to join this gathering, then If you’re coming from the east on the 401, exit at Keele, go south to Lawrence Ave W., turn right on Lawrence, and turn left at the second traffic light onto Culford. The parking lot is just past the arena on the left-hand side.
Please arrive by 10:45 am for the driver’s meeting so that those gathered can depart at 11 am sharp. The tour will take approximately 2.5 hours, with an end point at Stonehooker Brewery, on Lakeshore Rd between Dixie and Cawthra. This brewery brews and sells a wide variety of beers and can supply you with cans or large or small growlers.
Some of the tour’s highlights include:
- Remarkable views and travel roads that may remind you of San Francisco
- Visiting an environmentally questionable area
- Touring locations with a tragic history
- Traveling through middle-class, posh, and rapidly ‘mansionifying’ suburbs
- Taking in waterfront views (weather permitting)
- Visiting a cottage community founded in 1885
- Viewing a massive waterfront redevelopment in Mississauga
The organizers ask everyone who will be present to bring clothing and footwear suitable for the weather and short walks (10 to 20 minutes maximum) on park paths. The tour will be on urban streets, with a stretch of freeway driving, but there will be many steep grades and sharp curves on the route. Good winter tires are strongly recommended.
For more information, including a map link, please visit https://saabclub.ca/wp/events/saabs-iwinter-tour-2023/. Join them for a unique and exciting tour through the city and suburbs of Toronto and don’t miss out on this opportunity to connect with other Saab enthusiasts. So, mark your calendars and get ready to hit the road with the Saab car club in Canada!
Also, If you’re a Saab owner or a fan of these unique and distinctive cars, the Saab Club of Canada is the perfect place to connect with like-minded individuals and enjoy the many events and activities that the club has to offer. So, if you’re looking to join a community of Saab enthusiasts, consider becoming a member of the Saab Club of Canada today and join them for the upcoming Winter Tour 2023.