One of Canada’s first Honda Dealerships breaks ground in preparation of next gen vehicles

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One of Canada’s first Honda Dealerships breaks ground in preparation of next gen vehicles
(Left to Right) Matt Woolley, Nick Woolley, Tim McKinlay - central zone manager, Bill Woolley, Glen Grant – Mayor at time of picture, Pino DiStefano, Lilian Woolley (Photo : Seaway News)

Cornwall Honda recently broke ground on its new 28,000 sq.ft. dealership facility that was designed from the ground up and located on a four-acre site. The investment is in anticipation and preparation for Honda’s electrified future while introducing environmental best practices to the operations of the dealership.

The new site is expected to open in late 2023. Just as Cornwall Honda was part of the original group of Honda Dealers in Canada to welcome the newly launched Honda Civic to customers in 1973, they will parallel that milestone 50 years later with the upcoming Honda Prologue.

Highlights of the new building and site include:

  • Two EV parking stalls
  • Two detailing stations and two wash bays using steam cleaning to save water
  • Flexible showroom space for eight vehicles
  • Onsite tire storage facility separate from main building.
  • Solar panels on the tire storage facility to power to the dealership
  • A photobooth for vehicles
  • Quarantine zone away from any public area to store a vehicle in case of unknown battery state
  • 28,000 square feet of building floor space
  • Four-acre site, up from the current 2-acre site.
  • Address of new site: 2660 Brookdale Ave., Cornwall, ON

“Customer shopping habits continue to change and the Cornwall Honda experience will not only evolve to reflect how customers want to shop but also the new products and services they want,” said Bill Woolley, Dealer Principal, Cornwall Honda. “Our 50-year anniversary will mark many new beginnings, but what will never change is our focus on the customer. I’m proud of the green benefits this new building will provide while we engage with customers on the traditional, hybrid and new EV journey together.”

Cornwall Honda’s new site was designed with the Honda Green Dealer Recognition Program in mind. The program helps Honda and Acura dealers reduce the environmental impact of their operations and lower their operating costs. Individual awarded dealers can save an estimated $17,715 on utility and an average of 102 metric tons of CO2e each year.


About Bill Woolley

Bill is one of the few people within the industry to start as a salesperson and rise to become Dealer Principal. Born in 1969 the same year Honda Canada officially arrived, he started as a sales representative at Classic Honda, spent years at Sisley Honda before moving to Cornwall Honda in 2007. In 2014 he became 100% owner of Cornwall Honda.





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