Tesla’s expansion across Canada is showing no signs of slowing down as the automaker is preparing to open a new Service Center in Innisfil, Ontario.
Located just south of Barrie, Tesla will soon be moving into the current ‘400 Infinti’ dealership off Hwy 400. The new Service Center will be the eighth location in Ontario, the most of any province in Canada.
According to building plans obtained by Drive Tesla, the site will undergo numerous renovations before Tesla moves in. Some of the work includes new signage, demolition of office space to convert to parts storage, and the addition of several High Power Wall Connectors (HPWC).
There will be plenty of space for customers as the building is over 16,000 square feet in size. There will be a showroom at the front along with office and meeting spaces, a customer lounge. At the rear of the building will be 7 service bays with vehicle lifts.
Finding a parking spot won’t be an issue either with 185 of them on the site. Given the size and location we expect this to become a Sales & Delivery Center as well.
Located at 2474 Doral Drive, Tesla Innisfil will be situated right in the middle of several other auto dealerships, including Audi, Mercedes Benz, Subaru, and Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram.
When will Tesla Innisfil open?
As of right now there is no targeted opening date for the new location. The Infiniti dealership is still operating in the space, and their website shows no indication yet of an impending move. Given that, an opening before the summer is unlikely.
Other Tesla locations coming soon
This isn’t the first Infiniti dealership that Tesla is taking over. Last month Drive Tesla reported exclusively that the automaker was expanding in Alberta after purchasing the Ericksen Infiniti dealership in West Edmonton.
Their plans don’t stop there, as we are also expecting Tesla to open many more locations in 2021, including:
- Victoria, B.C.
- Surrey, B.C.
- Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
- Winnipeg, Manitoba
- London, Ontario
- Halifax, Nova Scotia
A big reason for Tesla’s rapid expansion is the result of a change to their Carrier Direct policy last year. The change ended home deliveries for customers who lived in a province without a physical Tesla location.