About Marino's Auto Group

Five decades of automotive pioneering

Marino's Auto Group has offered the best in automotive sales since 1965

Serving Toronto's West End for over 50 years, Marino's Auto Group has continually evolved in order to offer customers the very latest in automotive brands, technology and service. Our dealer group is currently home to six separate brands, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Land Rover, Subaru, and Volvo. Initially, the group started as a Fiat Service Center from 1965, at Bloor and Christie, and moved to Lakeshore in 1970 when the Fiat and Lancia Dealership was awarded to the group.

"My dad started down here on Lakeshore in 1970," says Lorenzo D'Alessandro, who, along with
his brother Marino Jr. and Uncle Oscar, now works side-by-side with his father Marino.

Starting around the mid-70's Marino started adding other brands, the first of which was Subaru. At the time, the brand had no retail network in Eastern Canada, and the cars sold at Marino's had to be bought from an independent distributor in B.C. The Hyundai brand was added in 1983, and Marino was, in fact, the first dealer appointed in Ontario. "In 1983 Hyundai was just developing their dealer network," says D'Alessandro. "My dad visited the Hyundai booth at the Montreal Autoshow, and that's where he got all their info and decided to invest in a Hyundai dealership." Marino added the Honda brand when he stepped in to fill the retail void left when the only existing Honda dealer in Etobicoke moved to Mississauga in 1987. The Land Rover line was added in 1996. Marino's Auto Group made the addition of both Jaguar and Volvo in 2013.

"We have six distinct automotive brands in two locations" says D'Alessandro. All of our brands at Marino's Auto Group each have their own unique showroom, as well as knowledgeable sales people who each specialize in one specific brand. Marino's Auto Group also offers different parts and service departments, operated by a large team of factory-trained technicians and parts professionals who continually upgrade their credentials in order to be up-to-date with all the latest technology.

Marino's Auto Group is continuing to evolve in order to better serve the customer. It's all part of a long tradition of offering the surrounding community more than the average dealership. Marino's Lakeshore Auto Group has always been involved in the local community through sponsorships of the Lakeshore Christmas Parade, Lakeshore Mardi Gras, as well as minor hockey, baseball, and soccer teams in Etobicoke. The dealership is also proud of the community's diversity, and is happy to offer service in English, Portuguese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Italian, Korean, Tagalog, Farsi, & Polish.