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History

1969

As Canada turns 102, a fresh new face arrives. 

Honda Canada is founded

starting small with motorcycles and power equipment.

History

1973

We launched 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. 

Environment

1974

We launch Honda’s revolutionary

CVCC engine,

making the Civic the first car to meet tough emissions standards without a catalytic converter.

History

1976

To give Canadians an option with slightly more space,

the Accord

comes to Canada.

Manufacturing

1986

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.

History

1987

Acura

joins the scene, becoming the first luxury nameplate from a Japanese automaker in Canada.

Manufacturing

1988

We start building three-door Honda Civics in Alliston, Ontario, becoming the primary supplier of these Civics to North America.

History

1991

Taking over the roads,

the one-millionth

Honda vehicle is sold in Canada.

Manufacturing

1995

We’re one of the first North American automobile manufacturers to earn

ISO 9002 certification,

an internationally recognized quality standard.

Manufacturing

1996

We start building the Canadian-exclusive

Acura 1.6 EL

in Alliston, Ontario.

Manufacturing

1997

Hitting a major milestone, the

millionth Honda

An odometer rolling up from 999,999.

built in Canada rolls off the line in June.

Manufacturing

1998

We open our second Honda Canada facility in Alliston, Ontario, building Honda’s first full-size minivan,

the Odyssey.

Environment

1998

Honda of Canada Mfg.
achieves certification in

ISO 14001,

an international environmental
standard – setting the bar in our field.

Manufacturing

2000

We expand Alliston's Plant 2 production to a new sport utility vehicle,

the Acura MDX,

for North American markets.

Environment

2000

The Honda Insight,

North America's first gasoline-electric hybrid, hits the market in Canada

Manufacturing

2002

We launch production of the brand new

Honda Pilot

in Alliston, Ontario.

History

2003

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.

Manufacturing

2005

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.

History

2005

We establish the

Honda Canada Foundation

to make a positive contribution to Canadians, supporting non-profits focused on family, environment, engineering and education.

Environment

2007

Honda of Canada Mfg. achieves zero waste-to-landfill in building vehicles,

a green milestone.

Environment

2008

Start your engines: our new facility in Alliston, Ontario begins production of four-cylinder engines, using molten aluminum made from

100% recycled scrap.

History

2009

Maclean's magazine names us as one of Canada's

“50 Most Socially
Responsible

Corporations.”

Environment

2010

We open our new Head Office Campus in Markham, Ontario. It's built and designed to be

LEED® Gold Certified. 

(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)

Manufacturing

2011

Adding the Honda CR-V to our production line, our two best-selling vechiles are now built

for Canadians, by Canadians.

History

2013

The first

Canadian President and CEO

in the company's history is appointed.

Manufacturing

2014

We announce a

$857 million

investment in our Alliston manufacturing facility, to make it the global lead plant for the 10th generation Honda Civic.

History

2014

Proving our popularity, we sell the

four-millionth

Honda vehicle in Canada.

History

2015

The 2015 Honda Accord celebrates making Car & Driver's “10 Best” list

for a record 30 years.

History

2016

Happy birthday, Honda of Canada Mfg!
The Alliston facility celebrates its

30th anniversary in Canada

History

2017

Building a buzz, we launch our first plug-in vehicle in Canada:

the Honda Clarity Plug-in Hybrid.

History

2017

The Honda Civic is again Canada's

top selling

passenger car, marking its 20th consecutive year with the honour.

Manufacturing

2017

We build our

eighth-millionth

Honda vehicle, thanks to the efforts of 4,200 dedicated Associates in Alliston, Ontario.

History

2017

Since 2005, more than 5.5 million Canadians have benefited from charitable programs funded by us and the

Honda Canada Foundation.

2018 and beyond

“Our Global 2030 Vision 

guides our imagination,

as we build products designed to bring joy to those who use them. We’re enabling the realization of dreams, contributing positively to Canadians well into the future.”

Dave Gardner
President and CEO, Honda Canada Inc.