History (old)

WEINS Auto Group is a child of Yokohama Toyopet, an automotive group founded in 1956 by Mr. Kanji Miyahara, Sr (1910-1998). Yokohama Toyopet grew rapidly due to their "Customer First" philosophy, and soon became one of the most respected dealership networks in Japan. In the early 1970s, Mr. Miyahara worked with Toyota Canada to open Don Valley North Toyota and establish a foothold in a strong Canadian market. In the 1990s, the group showed significant growth and was integrated under the name "WEINS GROUP" (WEINS being an acronym of West, East, Information, North and South). Since then, WEINS Auto Group has become one of the country's largest automotive groups selling over 20,000 vehicles per year and employing over 1,000 employees across 14 dealerships. With growth of this magnitude, every facet of the business had to follow suit and expand. The following is a brief history of some of the more notable changes in our company's history.

Don Valley North Toyota


Don Valley North Toyota launched for business at 3120 Steeles Avenue East in Markham.

Markville Toyota


Markville Toyota was established as the second dealership owned and operated by Don Valley North Toyota Ltd.


The Collision Repair Centre was moved off premises to its current location at 391 John St.

Collision Repair Centre
Don Valley North Lexus Toyota


A Lexus franchise was awarded to the company. The dealership operating name was changed to Don Valley North Lexus Toyota.


Gormley Automotive Centre was established.

Gormley Automotive Centre
Don Valley North Toyota


Don Valley North Toyota celebrates its 20th year in business.

Lexus of Richmond Hill


Lexus of Richmond Hill was established as the second Lexus dealership.


Don Valley North Lexus Toyota franchise was split (operationally) to form Don Valley North Toyota & Don Valley North Lexus.

Don Valley North Lexus Toyota
Don Valley North Toyota


Don Valley North Toyota moved to a new 106,000 sq. ft location at 3300 Steeles Avenue.


Don Valley North Hyundai was established as the fifth dealership of the company.

Don Valley North Hyundai
Oakville Volkswagen


Oakville Volkswagen and Audi Oakville joined as the sixth and the seventh dealerships in the family.


Company name was changed to Weins Canada Inc.

Weins Canada Inc
Weins Canada family


Weins expands up north, adding Mercedes-Benz Barrie and Barrie Subaru to the Weins Canada family.


Mississauga Honda joins Weins Canada as the 10th dealership in the family.

Mississauga Honda
Parkway Honda


Parkway Honda is brought into the Weins family.


Whitby Subaru (formerly C&C Motors) gets brought into the Weins family

Whitby Subaru


Thornhill Toyota (formerly Wietzes Toyota) Joins the Weins family

Thornhill Toyota - Vaughan Ontario
Thornhill Toyota - Vaughan Ontario


Weins Canada formally changes its name to WEINS Auto Group