CARSTAR expands in Peterborough

The new CARSTAR Peterborugh is owned by Cathy and Jim Shirtliff.

Peterborough, Ontario — April 19, 2017 — CARSTAR Peterborough is now officially open for business. The facility is owned by multi-CARSTAR store owners Jim and Cathy Shirtliff and located at 1811 Ashburnham Dr. The Shirtliffs have been a franchise partner with CARSTAR for over 14 years, and say they are excited to bring their experience […]

CARSTAR hosts fundraising event on behalf of Cystic Fibrosis Canada

Industry stakeholders at CARSTAR's 3rd Annual Premier event. The event helped to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

Ottawa, Ontario — March 13, 2017 — CARSTAR recently hosted its 3rd Annual Premier event at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa. The event helped to raise funds for Cystic Fibrosis Canada, a national charitable not-for-profit corporation committed to finding a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF). This event was attended by CARSTAR’s area franchisees and […]

CARSTAR expands in Pembroke

Rick Hunton (left), Manager of CARSTAR Pembroke and General Manager Pat Watts.

Hamilton, Ontario — January 31, 2017 — CARSTAR Canada has announced the opening of a new location, CARSTAR Pembroke (Butler). The new store is located at 110 Matthews Avenue in Pembroke, Ontario. The facility is owned by Charlie Butler, with Pat Watts serving as General Manager and Rick Hunton as Manager. “We are pleased to […]

CARSTAR and Discount partner for broker training event

CARSTAR and Discount partnered to host the one-day training event for insurance brokers.

By Mike Davey Ottawa, Ontario — January 17, 2017 — CARSTAR Collision and Glass and Discount Car and Truck Rentals joined forces recently to host an education day for the Registered Insurance Brokers of Ontario (RIBO). RIBO was established in 1981 as a self-regulatory body for Ontario’s insurance brokers. The training event took place at […]

CARSTAR expands in Ottawa

CARSTAR Ottawa North (Ottawa Honda) has joined the CARSTAR network. The facility is owned by Vik Dilawri (left) and managed by Trevor Marsh.

Hamilton, Ontario — November 28, 2016 — CARSTAR Canada is expanding, this time in Ottawa. The latest facility to join the network is CARSTAR Ottawa North (Ottawa Honda). The facility is part of Ottawa Honda, owned by Vik Dilawri. The new CARSTAR store is managed by Trevor Marsh. Located at 1075 Richmond Rd. in Ottawa, […]

Tropicana graduates new pre-apprenticeship class

The graduating class of 2016, with representatives of some of the program's sponsors. Check out the gallery below for more photos!

By Mike Davey   Toronto, Ontario — September 2, 2016 — A number of new technicians are on their way into the collision repair industry, thanks to the Tropicana Community Services Pre-Apprenticeship program, its sponsors and their own hard work. The graduation ceremony for this year’s class took place at The Radisson Hotel in Toronto, […]