Spectacular New Home Set for Grand Touring Automobiles

TORONTO, Sept. 17, 2015 /CNW/ - Toronto's most successful purveyor of fine automobiles is moving to a spectacular new home.

Grand Touring Automobiles will move to a dazzling new multistory retail and service facility now under construction at 777 Dundas St. East and the Don Valley Parkway – an architectural marvel that will be the showcase for exceptional automobiles from Jaguar, Land Rover, Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.

The move from Grand Touring's current home at 740 Dupont St. is scheduled for the spring of 2017.

"This move is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," explains Paul Cummings, Dealer Principal and CEO of Grand Touring Automobiles, "Not only does the new facility accommodate our continued growth, it's a fresh canvas on which the world's finest automobile brands will paint their unique interpretation of luxury, refinement, sophistication, safety and style for those seeking the ultimate automobile experience.

Besides housing 6 individual brands with their unique image programs, the building was engineered with one side cantilevered over the flood plain closest to the Don Valley Parkway, offering a highly functional yet stunning design element.

The 141,000-square-foot (13,099-square-metre) facility at 777 Dundas St. East will feature five floors, rooftop parking, easy access, and an inspired design from Plaston Architects and Weis & Associates. Three separate showrooms will reflect the character and rich history of the prestige brands they display and a three-level service facility to care for the service needs of a growing family of discerning owners of fine automobiles.

Ample parking and 39 service bays will ensure convenient, customer-focused service while elegant showrooms will accommodate more than 50 new and preowned vehicles inside.

With almost double the service bays, double the showroom space and a dedicated indoor preowned centre, the facility is not only adjacent to the Don Valley Parkway and the nearby Gardiner Expressway and Lakeshore Blvd., it is close to popular surface routes in the downtown area.

The new facility will host more than 100 employees when it is fully operational in 2017.

Grand Touring Automobiles is Canada's premier retailer of luxury automobiles. The luxury and exotic brands represented by GTA include Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lamborghini and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. It is the stage upon which each brand portrays its unique interpretation of refinement, sophistication, safety and style – a collection presented by a dedicated curator seeking the ultimate automobile experience for discerning customers.

Each of these luxury models is currently available from the Grand Touring Automobiles location at 740 Dupont Street in Toronto, and the showroom in Maple, Ontario – which opened in 2012 to better serve Aston Martin, Bentley, Bugatti and Rolls-Royce Motor Cars clients in Northwest Toronto.

For more information about Grand Touring Automobiles, please visit: www.grandtouringautos.com or contact:

SOURCE Grand Touring Automobiles

Image with caption: "Grand Touring Automobiles officially breaks ground at 777 Dundas Street East, Toronto, Canada. From left to right: Scott Morgan, Aston Martin The Americas; Peter Gappmayr, Plaston Architects; Paul Heenan, Bentley Motors Inc.; Alessandro Farmeschi, Automobili Lamborghini America LLC.; Paul Cummings, President & CEO of Grand Touring Automobiles; Paul Gommerman, Jaguar Land Rover Canada; Shawn Morris, VP, Operations, Grand Touring Automobiles; Gerry Spahn, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. (CNW Group/Grand Touring Automobiles)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150917_C7349_PHOTO_EN_499845.jpg

Image with caption: "Rendering for the new home of Grand Touring Automobiles: 777 Dundas Street East, Toronto, Canada. (CNW Group/Grand Touring Automobiles)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150917_C7349_PHOTO_EN_499729.jpg

For further information: Natalie Maurice, Account Director for Grand Touring Automobiles, (E) nmaurice@7communications.ca, (w) 1.416.408.4488 (ext. 211), (M) 1.647.522.5441

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