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BOWMANVILLE, ONTARIO, November 13, 2017 - Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) has officially announced plans to build its new Eastern Canada Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) in Bowmanville, Ontario.

For over 50 years, Toyota has planted roots in Canadian communities. The company has sold over five million vehicles in Canada to date, and its customer base continues to grow as more and more Canadians are choosing to purchase Toyota or Lexus vehicles.

To meet this growing demand and accommodate future growth – and to ensure that Toyota and Lexus customers across Eastern Canada continue to have an exceptional ownership experience - TCI will be replacing its current PDC facilities located in Toronto with a new, fully optimized facility in Bowmanville.

“The land we’ve chosen in Bowmanville will help meet the needs of our parts operations in Eastern Canada by providing us with direct access to major transportation routes, and offering the ability to accommodate future growth,” said Larry Hutchinson, President and CEO of Toyota Canada Inc. “The Municipality of Clarington has been very welcoming of our new home for our Eastern Canada Parts Distribution Centre, and we are excited to be part of this growing community’s future.”

The new facility will be built on a 30 acre parcel of land near the corner of Baseline Road and Lambs Road.

“We’re delighted to welcome Toyota to the Municipality of Clarington. Our staff and the Clarington Board of Trade and Office of Economic Development worked closely with Toyota to ensure that the new parts distribution centre in Bowmanville satisfies Toyota’s needs while benefitting our community,” said Clarington Mayor Adrian Foster. “Clarington is a growing municipality that provides exceptional opportunity. We will continue to work to attract businesses to invest here and bring jobs for our residents; this investment by Toyota is a major step forward in achieving that goal.”

Toyota Canada plans to begin construction of the new facility in early 2018, with the goal of starting operations in the fall of 2019.

 

About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota and Lexus vehicles.  Toyota has sold over 5 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 287 Toyota and Lexus dealerships.  Toyota is dedicated to bringing safety, quality, dependability and reliability in the vehicles Canadians drive and the service they receive.  TCI’s head office is located in Toronto, with regional offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Montreal and Halifax and parts distribution centres in Toronto and Vancouver.  Toyota operates two manufacturing facilities in Canada. Having produced more than seven million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.

About the Municipality of Clarington

The Municipality of Clarington is a beautiful community that forms the eastern boundary of the Greater Toronto Area. Clarington is one of eight municipalities located in Durham Region. With a population of over 95 thousand people and growing, Clarington offers residents a blend of city living and rural charm. We are a large Municipality, covering an area of approximately 612 square kilometres. We have four major urban centres and 13 hamlets. Our residents enjoy waterfront trails alongside Lake Ontario, Greenbelt protected farmlands, and the natural beauty of the Oak Ridges Moraine. Clarington is a great place to live, work and raise a family.

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For more information, please contact:

Michael Bouliane
Manager, Corporate Communications
Toyota Canada Inc.
michael_bouliane@toyota.ca

Basia Radomski
Communications Manager
Municipality of Clarington
905-623-3379 ext. 2214
bradomski@clarington.net