Ground broken for new Porsche store

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Porsche Centre Oakville officially broke ground this week on a new Porsche dealership in Oakville, Ontario that will service the western end of the Greater Toronto Area including Oakville, Burlington, Hamilton and surrounding area.

The ceremony included remarks from the dealership general manager Francesco Policaro, Mayor Rob Burton, Robert Arnone of R.H. Carter Architects and the CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, Joe Lawrence.

Located on the south side of the QEW between Bronte Road and 3rd Line, the dealership is scheduled to open its doors in early 2013 and will be the 15th Porsche Centre to open its doors in Canada and the most technologically advanced facility in North America.

“Porsche is an iconic brand and at its heart, an engineering company producing fascination sports cars,” said Policaro.

“We have designed this Porsche Centre to embody the characteristics of the brand and company respectively. In every detail we are looking to provide a fascinating experience; from the facility to the interaction with the customer”.

The facility itself will be just under 5,000 square meters - boasting a 22 vehicle showroom, 18 vehicle indoor parking, Porsche After Sales Service Centre including Porsche Classic Service, Porsche Club Lounge which will include a full gourmet professional kitchen, Porsche Café, Porsche Driver's Selection Boutique, Porsche Kid's Play area, GT3 Cup driving simulator, and a convenient indoor After Sales Reception Area.

“We are thrilled to be breaking ground, officially bringing the Porsche brand to Oakville,” said Joe Lawrence, president and CEO for Porsche Cars Canada.

“This is a competitive landscape and the Policaro Family are committed to bringing a superior level of service and attention to detail to Porsche owners in this market.”