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Automaker formally announced plan to build plant in Alliston, Ont., in June of 1984
https://www.cbc.ca/archives/when-honda- ... -1.5593321

In June of 1984, Honda announced it would be building a plant in Alliston, Ont. 1:50
https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1741397571705/

In November of 1986, Honda celebrates as its first Canadian-assembled vehicle rolled off the line at its plant in Alliston, Ont. 2:35
https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1745015363918/


Any chance of another automobile assembly plant in Canada?
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9thGenCivicSi wrote: Automaker formally announced plan to build plant in Alliston, Ont., in June of 1984
https://www.cbc.ca/archives/when-honda- ... -1.5593321

In June of 1984, Honda announced it would be building a plant in Alliston, Ont. 1:50
https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1741397571705/

In November of 1986, Honda celebrates as its first Canadian-assembled vehicle rolled off the line at its plant in Alliston, Ont. 2:35
https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1745015363918/


Any chance of another automobile assembly plant in Canada?
Uh There's several in Ontario alone,

And plenty of parts makers across the country.
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9thGenCivicSi wrote: Any chance of another automobile assembly plant in Canada?
BYD just opened an EV bus plant in Ontario. Should hire 200-300 eventually if some of these COVID infrastructure $ Trudeau hands out get to the cities.

As for the rest of auto industry, I doubt it. Auto industry is in trouble and the growth isn't on this continent but in Asia, if there is any future growth.


EDIT: https://www.ic.gc.ca/eic/site/auto-auto ... 00767.html

Although that's 2 years old 1/2 the cars are gone from that list now.
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If there's gonna be a car factory built in North America, it's definitely gonna be in ....Mexico! Not a chance to build one in Canada thanks to USMCA.

Mexico's got free trade agreement with many countries too as well as lower labor and other costs and higher population number. From a business perspective, does not make sense at all to build factory in Canada.
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9thGenCivicSi wrote: Automaker formally announced plan to build plant in Alliston, Ont., in June of 1984
https://www.cbc.ca/archives/when-honda- ... -1.5593321

In June of 1984, Honda announced it would be building a plant in Alliston, Ont. 1:50
https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1741397571705/

In November of 1986, Honda celebrates as its first Canadian-assembled vehicle rolled off the line at its plant in Alliston, Ont. 2:35
https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1745015363918/


Any chance of another automobile assembly plant in Canada?
When I first got into the banking/finance industry I very well remember Honda. HCFI was in it's infancy but the retail dealers were mainly using the National banks for auto financing.
The finance rates back in the early to mid 90's was 14-16% per annum.
Honda had just 3 auto variations back then, Civic, Accord and Prelude. That's it! and each model only had about 4 colors to choose from.

And if anyone remembers back then Honda's brand marketing was kinda ingenious which put their Civic nameplate as highest selling subcompact year after year.
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derass wrote: Toyota in Cambridge, ON came shortly after. Announced Dec 12, 1985 and its first Corolla rolled off the line Nov 30, 1988.

They now operate 3 plants in Ontario: 2 in Cambridge, and 1 in Woodstock.

https://www.tmmc.ca/en/about-tmmc/history-milestones
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada (TMMC) tallies 9 million vehicles with Lexus RX 450h in Cambridge
500,000 vehicles built annually, making TMMC the highest producing Toyota and Lexus plant in North America, and the second largest in the world

https://www.plant.ca/general/tmmc-talli ... ge-193610/
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9thGenCivicSi wrote: Automaker formally announced plan to build plant in Alliston, Ont., in June of 1984
https://www.cbc.ca/archives/when-honda- ... -1.5593321

In June of 1984, Honda announced it would be building a plant in Alliston, Ont. 1:50
https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1741397571705/

In November of 1986, Honda celebrates as its first Canadian-assembled vehicle rolled off the line at its plant in Alliston, Ont. 2:35
https://www.cbc.ca/player/play/1745015363918/


Any chance of another automobile assembly plant in Canada?
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C'mon RFD, this thread is not up to par with the standard Honda-bashing.
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Interesting. I never knew Hyundai had a plant in Quebec.
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clueless dude wrote: If there's gonna be a car factory built in North America, it's definitely gonna be in ....Mexico! Not a chance to build one in Canada thanks to USMCA.

Mexico's got free trade agreement with many countries too as well as lower labor and other costs and higher population number. From a business perspective, does not make sense at all to build factory in Canada.
If I was a CEO of a car company I certainly wouldn't open a new plant in Canada with Mexico just being a way better option for every form of cost. Hell even if you cut out Mexico there's so many US states willing to throw incentives and lower labor/utility/regulation costs at you compared to Canada.
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