Sunday, 16 February 2014

The former Downtown Dodge Chrysler site, Toronto, ON

When Gord and I decided to buy a new car in March 2004, we went to our local car lot, Downtown Dodge Chevrolet (King Street W/Shaw Street).

We walked around looking at the cars but nothing really grabbed us. Greg, a sales guy, came out and really started doing a hard sales job on us. He even insisted that we borrow a Neon for the afternoon so we could check it out and run any errands.

The "errand" we had planned for the afternoon was to drive to different car lots to check out cars. For security reasons, we had to leave him the registration and keys to our car, which was understandable.

We ended up checking out maybe five car lots in the west end of Toronto. The second one we went to is where we found the car we ended up buying.

Greg called us every evening for a couple weeks trying to sell us a car, even after we told him that we'd decided to buy one elsewhere.

The King streetcar tracks were replaced a couple years ago. Downtown Dodge Chrysler closed shortly after they finished repairing the part in our 'hood. I had read they said it was because that part of King Street W was closed for months which cut off traffic that could have been coming to their lot to buy a car.  The building was demolished to make way for condos.

1980s

Over the years, the space was rented out for various events including Toronto Fashion Week.

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4 comments:

High Heeled Life said...

The skyline of Toronto is changing at such a fast pace. HHL

Sue St Clair said...

Yes, because Toronto needed more condos .... ;)

Julie said...

Car salesmen SUCK

Masshole Mommy said...

It's like everything gets torn down for condos these days!