Old Mill Pontiac opened its doors in 1947 located at 2500 Bloor Street West in beautiful Toronto West. The dealership was purchased in 1984 by a young Entrepreneur, Lou Vavaroutsos.
Lou Vavaroutsos was born in Greece, grew up in Australia and came to Canada in 1969. He worked for a dealership by the name of Grant Brown Motors. Not knowing anyone in Toronto, he began to knock on doors and build a clientele. He soon became a Grand Sales Master within one year. From there, he became a Sales Manager, then a General Sales Manager, with hopes and dreams of opening his own dealership one day. In 1984, his dreams came true, and he purchased Old Mill. Old Mill soon became one of the largest volume dealers in Toronto.
Honesty, integrity, and respect are the pillars of Lou’s vision and continues to be. Over 37 years later, we have the same business philosophies. Our passion is people and our goal is making our customers, customers for life!
His daughter Bessie grew up in the business and started washing cars at the age of 9. From there she worked in every department and eventually completed the NADA Academy – which is the National Automobile Dealers Association. Her passion for people is what drives her, as her belief, is the same as her Father’s — treat the customer as if they are a guest in your home. “We live and breathe this daily, and want to ensure we make every customer, a customer for life.”
In 2011, Old Mill re-located to the southeast corner of Jane St. & St. Claire Avenue West. Old Mill was the first “new” imaged dealership in North America.
Old Mill has been a pillar in the Greater Toronto Area and takes great pride in giving back to its community. We are proud to say that we have been a part of Sick Kids Foundation and have donated to several hospitals over the years. We take great pride in assisting those in need.
Customers of Old Mill are not just buying or servicing their vehicle — they are experiencing a store who who truly cares about their customers.
We are proud to say that we are one of the oldest General Motors Dealerships in the city of Toronto!
We welcome you with open arms and appreciate every opportunity we have to earn your business for a lifetime.
Wishing everyone good health,
Lou & Bessie Vavaroutsos