Ontario Construction News staff writer
The latest Porsche Centre is now under construction at Cadillac Fairview (CF) Markville. Opening in the fourth quarter of 2020, Porsche Centre Markham will be one of the first in the world to feature Porsche’s new global retail architecture, uniquely integrated within the site of the Markham shopping centre, the automaker says in a news release.
The site connects directly to CF Markville’s underground and above-ground parking structures and it features full pedestrian access, enabling mall visitors unprecedented, and convenient, access to the world of Porsche vehicles and experiences.
“Our relationship with Pfaff Automotive Partners is a long-standing partnership,” said Marc Ouayoun, president and CEO of Porsche Cars Canada, Ltd. “With the continued expansion of our dealer network, we will continue to service the needs of our valued customers in Canada.”
In addition to both new and used vehicle sales, the 50,000-sq. ft. structure will also integrate a full parts and service operation, as well as a Porsche Driver’s Selection boutique. The dealership is also fully-equipped for the brand’s electrifying future, with dedicated electric vehicle charging stations on-site, as well as an electric vehicle battery repair room, future-proofed for servicing the new Porsche Taycan and future electric Porsche models.
“As one of Canada’s fastest-growing communities, and one of the country’s best performing for premium vehicle sales, Markham is the perfect site for a new Porsche dealership,” said Pfaff Automotive Partners president and CEO, Chris Pfaff. “Its proximity to a number of manufacturer head offices, the number and strength of luxury vehicle dealerships, and its vibrant economy, all contributed to the decision to locate our latest Porsche dealership here.”
The new centre is the third Porsche dealership within the portfolio of Pfaff Automotive Partners. The dealership group began its history with the Porsche brand in 1967 in Newmarket.