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Now That’s a Dealership!

A Toronto-based purveyor of fine automobiles will be the envy of dealers everywhere after moving into 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 that will showcase 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,” said 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 six 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 facility will feature five floors, rooftop parking, easy access and an inspired design from Plaston Architects and Weis & Associates, according to the company.

Three separate showrooms will reflect the character and rich history of the prestige brands they display, and a three-level service facility will cater to 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, GTA added.

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