Toyota in Canada Aids Support of Alberta Fires Relief

Toyota Canada Inc. and Toyota Financial Services donate $100,000 to Canadian Red Cross

TORONTO, ON., (May 6, 2016) – In efforts to aid communities affected by the Alberta Fires, Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) and Toyota Financial Services (TFS) today committed $100,000 in support of relief efforts in the province by the Canadian Red Cross.


“When communities at home are in a time of need, it’s important for all of us to come together and lend a helping hand,” said Larry Hutchinson, President and CEO, Toyota Canada Inc. “Our hearts go out to all those individuals, their communities and businesses affected by the disaster in Alberta this week.”


“We are extending our support through the Canadian Red Cross as they assist the families and businesses affected by the wild fires in Alberta,” added Larry Baldesarra, President of Toyota Financial Services. “We commend the huge efforts of Albertans and Canadians who have demonstrated generosity and compassion to those in need at this difficult time.”


The financial assistance will be used by the Canadian Red Cross, an organization dedicated to providing humanitarian support to Canadian communities in need. Through the help of volunteers who donate their time and financial support, the Canadian Red Cross continues to improve the lives of people in Canada and abroad.


Canadians wishing to help are encouraged to make a financial donation to the Alberta Fires Appeal online at, by calling 1-800-418-1111 or by contacting their local Canadian Red Cross office. 



About Toyota Canada Inc.

Toyota Canada Inc. (TCI) is the exclusive Canadian distributor of Toyota, Lexus and Scion vehicles.  Toyota has sold over 5 million vehicles in Canada through a national network of 286 Toyota, Lexus and Scion 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 six million vehicles, popular Canadian models built at these facilities include Toyota RAV4, Toyota Corolla, Lexus RX 350 and RX 450h hybrid.


About Toyota Financial Services


Toyota Financial Services (TFS) provides retail, leasing and wholesale financial services to Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships and customers across Canada.  TFS is part of the worldwide financial services group, Toyota Financial Services Corporation (TFSC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation in Japan with the Canadian operation headquarters in Markham, Ontario.



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