Humberview Wholesale's History

Over the years, HUMBERVIEW WHOLESALE has grown in its current location, as we now offer a state-of-the-art showroom, Parts & Service Centres and a Finance Department. Whether you are in need of a pre-owned vehicle, service or parts, HUMBERVIEW WHOLESALE of TORONTO is here to assist you with any of your automotive needs!

At HUMBERVIEW WHOLESALE, we look forward to serving you, or valued customer, for years to come. Please stop by our dealership, located at 58 Fieldway Rd, TORONTO, ON and speak with one of our representatives today!

The Humberview Story
Our story begins when family patriarch Stewart Esplen became a GM dealer back in 1962, but his Etobicoke-based company really took off in the early ’70s after purchasing Humberview Chevrolet at 3200 Bloor St. W. which would not only become his company’s flagship, but was also where he first entered the auto industry as a salesman in 1954.

The Humberview location quickly became one of Canada’s most successful GM dealerships, winning General Motors’ most prestigious award, the Triple Crown, 22 times over the past 28 years. Stewart Esplen expanded

“As a second generation member of this business, I duplicated the model that my father Stewart started,” says John Esplen. “We’re about repeat business. Others say it and we do it, when you look at the negative history of the auto industry, it was all too often they sell you a car and you never hear from them again. But we want to maintain the relationship with the owner throughout the life of the vehicle.”

Part of the reason customers keep coming back is Humberview’s ever-increasing diversity. By not being tied to a specific brand, they can fill almost any requirement, domestic or import, car or truck, buy or lease. Customers will be even better served as the company continues to increase its variety with new dealerships opening in Barrie, Mississauga and Toronto.

Humberview’s operations, now including:

  • Humberview Trucks
  • Applewood Chevrolet Cadillac
  • Cooksville Hyundai
  • Cooksville Dodge
  • Jim Peplinski’s Leasemaster (JPL)
  • Avenue Nissan
  • Nissan Commercial Trucks
  • City Buick Cadillac
  • Orangeville Honda
  • Foster Kia
  • Isuzu Medium Duty Trucks
  • Agincourt Autohaus Volkswagen
  • Audi Midtown Toronto
  • Humberview Buick
  • Autopark Superstore
  • Humberview Motorsports

At every expansion, Humberview sets its roots in the local community, hoping to become more than just another business by contributing to the neighborhood. Newcomer Avenue Nissan has become involved in charitable sidewalk sales and working with Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, while Humberview recently raised $60,000 for the United Way with employees organizing bake sales and even climbing the CN Tower. They’ve also made many a child’s year with their “Good Sports Initiative” which sponsors local hockey, baseball and t-ball teams.

John Esplen attributes the majority of Humberview’s momentum to his dedicated and well-trained staff, some of whom have been with the company for up to 30 years.

“Our goal is constantly seeking the best people in the marketplace to serve and run our business and the customer ultimately benefits from that,” Esplen says, noting one full-time employee is tasked solely with scouting for new team members.

“There’s a car dealership on every corner. The products, the building, the services, we all kind of supply the same things. What really makes the difference is the people. We have a higher quality of people that can deliver at a level in excess of what our competition does.”