Cats toured Canada throughout the mid-late 1980s. Produced by Marlene Smith and Tina VanderHeyden in a theatre owned by the Ontario Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the production followed the Broadway production closely. The production is credited for having kick-started Canada's commercial Musical Theatre scene.
Cats ran for two years at the Elgin Theater in Toronto, and then went to Montréal for a 19-week run, followed by a tour of Western Canada and a second Toronto run at Massey Hall starting on Sept. 2, 1989, where it ran for several months. It had total office receipts of $78 million from almost 2 million tickets, making it the most successful Canadian stage production ever. 
Elgin Theatre, Toronto - March 14, 1985 - March 15, 1987
Montreal (First Canadian Tour) - June 1987 - January 1988
Western Canada Tour (Second Canadian Tour) - June 1988 - September 1988
Massey Hall, Toronto (Third Canadian Tour) - January 1989 - August 1989
Producer and Cast Interview - also referring to 2013 Regional production