Yep.These auto shows are very expensive ventures for small manufacturers, especially a supply-constrained marque like Tesla who stand to gain no sales from showing up.
Not that low cost esp. when Tesla can't sell in Michigan. Did you see my post and the Nissan video (as an example)?This is sad as it is a reasonably lower cost way to show the car to a broad range of car enthusiasts.
Looks like Tesla will be in the same spot at the 2016 Toronto auto show.