Tighter Living: Average auto insurance premium in Ontario grows by 12 percent in 2023

Toronto, Ontario — Insurance research firm, Rates.ca has released its list of cities that pay the highest auto insurance premiums in Ontario, with the average estimated premium growing by 12 percent in 2023, compared to 2021. This is the largest increase recorded by the Insuramap survey, with the average estimated premium sitting at $1,744, compared to […]

Chop Stop: More than $350,000 in stolen vehicles seized from Vaughan auto shop

Vaughan, Ontario — Yet another chop shop operation has been shut down in the GTA this week, as York Regional Police (YRP) shed light on an investigation into an auto repair shop in Vaughan that was allegedly re-VINing and selling stolen vehicles. The YRP’s Auto/Cargo Theft Unit has charged four people in connection with the […]

The Plaid Panther: Pfaff Motorsports headed to Daytona for 24-hour race

Vaughan, Ontario — The master repairers over at Pfaff Motorsports can practically see the palm trees in the distance as the Vaughan, Ont. shop loads up its plaid-painted Porsche 991.2 GT3 R race car for the journey to Daytona Beach. The team is on the way down to Florida to compete in a 24-hour endurance […]

SATA Seal: SATA 410N painter course to kick off Dec. 6, space still available

Toronto, Ontario — In the aim to fill a long-term gap in automotive refinishing training, SATA Canada is gearing up for its inaugural 410N automotive painter class (Red Seal equivalent), set to kick off on Dec. 6 at the company’s Vaughan, Ont. training facility.  Open to new students and experienced painters alike, SATA’s new course […]

Ontario’s ACEs: Pfaff Autoworks named 2020 ACE Awards Exceptional Repair Centre finalist

Vaughan, Ontario — Pfaff Autoworks of Vaughan, Ontario, has been named a finalist in VeriFacts Automotive Achievement in Collision Repair Excellence (ACE) award for 2020. Each year, VeriFacts Automotive recognizes a collision repair center that has participated in the VeriFacts Verified Quality (VQ) Program for a minimum of six months and has consistently delivered superior […]

CCIF kicks off 2017 with Cars & Technology Showcase

At the 2017 CCIF Cars & Technology Showcase. CCIF continues with a full slate of speakers and panel discussions on January 27.

Vaughan, Ontario — January 26, 2017 — The Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) kicked off its first meeting of 2017 at Universal Event Space in Vaughan, Ontario, with the Cars & Technology Showcase on January 26. The event continues on January 27 with the formal opening of the meeting by Chairman Joe Carvalho of Economical […]

CIIA evening workshop to cover financials, health and safety updates

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Hamilton, Ontario — June 9, 2016 — Collision Industry Information Assistance (CIIA) has announced an evening workshop taking place in Vaughan, Ontario. The workshop is set for June 15, 2016, and will take place at Monte Carlo Inn, located at 705 Applewood Crescent in Vaughan. In addition to a slate of relevant topics, the evening […]

Exhibitors revealed for CCIF Cars & Technology Showcase

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Toronto, Ontario — January 3, 2016 — The next meeting of the Canadian Collision Industry Forum (CCIF) promises to the largest ever. The meeting will take place at Universal Event Space in Vaughan, Ontario, on January 29, 2016. The focus of CCIF is presentations and panel discussions examining the trends impacting the collision repair space, […]