The New Kid on the Block
As Canada turns 102, a fresh new face arrives. Honda Canada is founded, starting small with motorcycles and power equipment.
Our Civic Duty
We launch the Honda Civic in Canada, introducing Canadians to the small but powerful, fuel-efficient subcompact – a welcome addition to the market in the midst of an oil crisis.
Big Engine, Small Emissions
We launch Honda’s revolutionary CVCC engine, making the Civic the first car to meet tough emissions standards without a catalytic converter.
Making Space for What Matters
To give Canadians an option with slightly more space, the Accord comes to Canada.
Our Starting Line
We open our facility in Alliston, Ontario, the first automobile manufacturing plant by a Japanese company in Canada. The first car built? A Honda Accord.
First of Its Kind
Acura joins the scene, becoming the first luxury nameplate from a Japanese automaker in Canada.
The Start of Something Beautiful
We start building the three-door Honda Civic in Alliston, Ontario, becoming the primary supplier of these models to North America.
Canada, You’ve Got Good Taste
Taking over the roads, the one-millionth Honda vehicle is sold in Canada.
We Keep the Bar High
We’re one of the first North American automobile manufacturers to earn ISO 9002 certification, an internationally recognized quality standard.
Just For You
We start building the Canadian-exclusive Acura 1.6 EL in Alliston, Ontario.
Our Millionth Milestone
Hitting a major milestone, the millionth Honda built in Canada rolls off the line in June.
We open our second Honda manufacturing facility in Alliston, Ontario, building Honda’s first full-size minivan, the Odyssey.
One Step Forward
Honda of Canada Mfg. achieves certification in ISO 14001, an international environmental standard – setting the bar in our field.
We expand Alliston’s Plant 2 production to a new sport utility vehicle, the Acura MDX, for North American markets.
First to Market
The Honda Insight, North America’s first gasoline-electric hybrid, hits the market in Canada.
A New Vehicle Takes Flight
We launch production of the brand new Honda Pilot in Alliston, Ontario.
Safety for Everyone
Through our ‘Safety for Everyone’ vision, we commit to providing the highest levels of occupant protection in all vehicles regardless of size or price, along with innovative features for pedestrian safety.
A trunkful of Innovation
We start production of Honda’s first light truck, the Ridgeline, featuring the world’s first In-Bed Trunk®. It’s built exclusively in Alliston, Ontario for North American distribution.
We establish the Honda Canada Foundation to make a positive contribution to Canadians, supporting non-profits focused on family, environment, engineering and education.
Watching Our Waste
Honda of Canada Mfg. achieves zero waste-to-landfill in building vehicles, an environmental milestone.
Start Your Engines
Our new facility in Alliston, Ontario begins production of four-cylinder engines, using molten aluminum made from 100% recycled scrap.
All in a Day’s Work
Maclean’s magazine names us as one of Canada’s “50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations.”
LEED®-ing the Way
We open our new Head Office Campus in Markham, Ontario. It’s built and designed to be LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified.
Adding the Honda CR-V to our production line, our two best-selling vehicles are now built for Canadians, by Canadians.
More Canadian Than Ever
The first Canadian President and CEO in the company’s history is appointed.
An Investment in Excellence
We announce a $857 million investment in our Alliston manufacturing facility, to make it the global lead plant for the 10th generation Honda Civic.
Four-Million Smart Choices Made
Proving our popularity, we sell the four-millionth Honda vehicle in Canada.
Our Very Own Chart-Topper
The 2015 Honda Accord celebrates making Car & Driver’s “10 Best” list for a record 30 years.
Happy Birthday to Us
Happy birthday, Honda of Canada Mfg.! The Alliston facility celebrates its 30th anniversary in Canada.
A Powerful Plug-in
Building a buzz, we launch our first plug-in vehicle in Canada: the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid.
Eight Million and Counting
We build our eight millionth Honda vehicle, thanks to the efforts of 4,200 dedicated Associates in Alliston, Ontario.
Number One for a Reason
The Honda Civic is again Canada’s top selling passenger car, marking its 21th consecutive year with the honour.
We Help Make Wishes Come True
Since 2005, more than 6 million Canadians have benefited from charitable programs funded by Honda and the Honda Canada Foundation.
We’ve been proudly Canadian for half a century. Happy 50th, eh.
We’re Keeping Count
Early this year we celebrated two major milestones, topping five million vehicles sold to Canadians, while rolling our nine-millionth vehicle off the Alliston, Ontario, line.
The Road Ahead
“Our Global 2030 Vision guides our imagination as we build products designed to enable the realization of dreams, contributing positively to Canadians well into the future.” – Dave Gardner, President and CEO, Honda Canada Inc.