ABOUT DAG | DOWNTOWN AUTOGROUP
Downtown AutoGroup (DAG) is a collection of ten automobile sales and service facilities representing twelve of the most respected brands in the automotive world.
Founded by Shahin Alizadeh nearly thirty years ago, DAG has grown to a team of over four-hundred people across its sales, service, and administrative operations. As the group has grown from a single Toyota dealership in Downtown Toronto to its current form, the DAG management team have worked hard to understand the unique needs of our guests and adapt to the ever changing landscape. Our mission is to create the most frictionless shopping experience possible for our guests both in-store and online, and to be a good neighbour to our community.
In 2020, we launched DAG Online, our digital retailing platform. DAG Online allows guests to browse our inventory, view current incentives, calculate payments, compare vehicles, and place a deposit on their dream car from any desktop or mobile device. Guests save time at the dealership by completing forms and documents ahead of time, from the comfort of home.
The new DAG Autoplex, which began operations in Fall 2021, is the boldest expression yet of DAG’s vision. Located near the intersection of Queen Street East and the Don Valley Parkway, the Autoplex houses eight of our ten dealerships in one convenient location. Downtown Toyota, Downtown Ford, Downtown Lincoln, Downtown Hyundai, Nissan Downtown, Infiniti Downtown, Genesis Downtown and Downtown Chrysler Dodge Jeep RAM have all begun operations at the Autoplex, marking the fruition of a dream that has been years in the making.
The Autoplex breaks new ground as the first mixed-use development of its kind in North America, sharing its urban footprint with approximately nine-hundred residential units as well as street-level retail and public space. Parking and Service departments have been located below ground to maintain a beautiful, pedestrian-friendly streetscape.
Our efforts to blend in physically with our neighbourhood are only part of the equation. DAG has been a proud supporter of a number of local initiatives throughout the years, including Michael Garron Hospital, The Covenant House, and Women’s College Hospital.
Above all else, Downtown AutoGroup strives to show our guests and our community that You are what drives us.