A Visit to Lexus Downtown in Toronto

Lexus Downtown Lead Image

Three months ago, I attended the grand opening of the Lexus Downtown dealership in Toronto and was very impressed by the facilities — so much so, that I decided to set up a visit for a photo shoot with the long-term GS 350.

Spanning over 108,000 square feet and six floors, the dealership boasts a number of nice features — let’s start take a little photo tour, starting with the showroom.

Lexus Downtown Showroom

Lexus Downtown Showroom

There’s also a vehicle delivery area on the third floor, where new Lexus owners are brought for a tour of their new vehicle:

Lexus Downtown Delivery Area Outside

I had requested use of the delivery area for the GS photo shoot, so all the vehicles were moved to one end of the room:

Lexus Downtown Delivery Area Inside

Another stand-out feature of the dealership is the large customer lounge, also on the third floor:

Lexus Downtown Lounge

Lexus Downtown Lounge

Had to take a close-up photo of the bar lights:

Lexus Downtown Lounge Lights

The lounge not only gives Lexus Downtown a spot to entertain guests waiting for service, but also the opportunity to host community events (the dealership is involved with Toronto General Hospital and is a big supporter of the Toronto arts).

As expected with a Lexus dealership, the service area is spotless — located on the second floor, all fourteen service bays are super-clean and well-appointed:

Lexus Downtown Service Bays

Because space is at a premium in downtown Toronto, the pre-owned vehicles are located in the basement:

Lexus Downtown Pre-Owned

Definitely a great looking dealership, but it’s the people that made my visit special — thank you to everyone at Lexus Downtown for their hospitality, especially the dealership principal Shahin Alizadeh and the general manager James Coats.

Check back tomorrow for my GS photo shoot — all non-watermarked photos in this story were supplied by Lexus Downtown.

  • B
  • July 3, 2012
All Lexus dealerships should be so spacious and well-designed...... BD
  • X
  • July 3, 2012
That's nice.. In USA the Lexus dealers are so small, but there's many of them.. All auto dealers in USA ate small compared to other countries
  • L
  • July 3, 2012
the customer lounge is def special...i like 
  • W
  • July 3, 2012
WOW! Looks better than all of the three dealerships in my region.
  • A
    Apple Phar
  • July 3, 2012
Very nice! Though, if you google street view the address 740 Dundas St E you'll see what it was before and it's not a new building.  They just remodeled the ex-Volvo dealership.  In Richmond, BC they tore down TWO old dealerships and built a new mega building from the ground up.
It reminds me of an upscale department store, like Bloomingdale's or Saks Fifth Avenue. The structure and design seems like a very inspirational piece of architecture.