In 1922, Roy Leggat left the family farm in Stoney Creek, Ontario, and, with a $3,000-loan from his mother, laid the foundation for what one day would become the Leggat Auto Group. In that year, Roy opened his first automobile dealership in Hamilton, Ontario, on the corner of King and Bay streets. Every morning, he would arrive at the store at 6 a.m., sweep the shop, wash the windows, light the potbellied stoves, and be ready to open the doors by 8 a.m. Roy’s first dealership initially sold Ruggles trucks, before switching to Oakland (the forerunner to Pontiac).
Leggat, A Name You Can Trust in Southern Ontario
In 1932, he began selling Chrysler automobiles and continued to do so until 1962. In the years since its inception, Leggat continues to be a recognizable name in southern Ontario thanks to three consecutive generations of the Leggat family operating the Group. Today, dealerships bearing the Leggat name can be found throughout Ontario in cities such as Burlington, Etobicoke, Oakville and Ancaster, selling top-quality vehicles including Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, Honda, Toyota, Mazda, Cadillac and Acura.
Though the days of stoking the old potbellied stove have long passed, the same work ethic that Roy Leggat brought to his dealerships everyday can still be seen in the successive Leggat generations. Doug still maintains his dealerships in Burlington and Etobicoke, and Doug’s son Brian has added numerous additional dealerships to the Leggat Auto Group. Today, the Group employs about 400 people, and is always looking to expand its offerings.
Your Source for Quality Vehicles and Services in Burlington, Ontario since 1955
At Acura on Brant near Hamilton and Dundas, we have a large inventory of new Acura vehicles and of pre-owned vehicles. Our focus is to provide an excellent customer service and to offer the best cars on the market in the Niagara Region. We use genuine Acura parts and accessories to help you maintain the original quality of your vehicle. We offer affordable payment options. We also utilize state-of-the-art machinery and technological advancements, making the process of fixing your vehicle more efficient, accurate and comprehensive.
The automotive industry has changed considerably since those first days in 1922, but the Leggat Auto Group has remained competitive thanks to its sense of family and its dedication to customer service. Looking forward, the Leggat Auto Group will continue to do what it has always done: provide high-quality, reliable and affordable vehicles for hardworking Canadians.