For the past 3 years the Downtown Automotive Group has been a principal sponsor of the B&O Yorkville Run in support of YWCA Women’s Shelters. The YWCA Women’s Shelter is for women and their children fleeing abuse. It provides a free, safe, caring home and the counseling and support women need to heal and plan for the future. The 6th Annual B&O Yorkville Run took place on Sunday, September 13 at 9:45 AM and was an overwhelming success With all 1,000 spots for registration quickly taken up by participants, the energy in the air on that brisk September morning was electric. The various DAG teams (Lexus Downtown, Downtown Toyota, Downtown Hyundai, Infiniti Downtown, Nissan Downtown, Toyota on Front, and Avenue Nissan) came together for this event and raised almost $63,000 and with that which the run raised, the event succeeded in raising over $252,000 for the YWCA Women's Shelters & other local groups in need of support. Shahin Alizadeh, President & CEO of Downtown Automotive Group, presented the cheque to B&O co-owner Jordan Korenzvit - the creator of the run - with great pride saying that the funds raised from the event make a difference in the lives of many & that DAG is proud to be a leading partner of the run.
Scion Downtown & Toyota on Front were proud supporters of CityFest; a free music and cultural festival held at Canoe Landing Park in Downtown Toronto. The festival, held on the 22nd of August, was in its third year and was a great success - attracting more than 6,000 people, an increase over last year's event. This was the first year that Scion Downtown and Toyota on Front participated and we look forward to re-joining the CityFest team in 2016.
Humber Bay Shores Waterfront Festival is one of the busiest events we attended this year but there must be something about the being right on the lakeshore that made this event so laid back. This air of friendliness is what gave us the opportunity to meet residents of the area and to introduce ourselves to other local businesses. Being able to engage with countless people and share in the overall experience of the day was amazing. Thank you. We also want to extend our gratitude to the organizers and the volunteers that made this event happen without a hiccup. See you next year!
A 3-year project in the making, this private-public partnership with 10 corporate sponsors, including the Downtown Automotive Group, was more than a way to put a spotlight on an enduring landmark, it was an opportunity to celebrate a structure that has long linked the downtown core with the east end.