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History & Milestones

In 1986, we broke ground for the plant at TMMC, and since 1988, Canadian hands have been making Canadian vehicles. In 1988, the year TMMC opened, we built 153 vehicles. Today, our three plants in Cambridge and Woodstock have the ability to build over 500,000 vehicles annually. That puts Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada in the top 5 global Toyota manufacturing plants. We have been recognized with many Plant Quality awards – more than any other automotive manufacturer in the Americas, in fact! These include a few Platinum and many Gold awards. Here’s a look at how we got from there to here—then to now—including all of the important milestones along the way.

  • May 31, 2016

    TMMC manufactures its 7,000,000th vehicle

  • May 6, 2016

    TMMC’s 30th Anniversary (since groundbreaking)

  • September 30, 2014

    TMMC manufactures its 6,000,000th vehicle.

  • March 26, 2014

    First Lexus RX 450h is manufactured.

  • November 5, 2012

    TMMC manufactures its 5,000,000th vehicle.

  • May 22, 2012

    First RAV4 EV is manufactured.

  • November 17, 2011

    25th Anniversary Celebrations (from Groundbreaking) in Cambridge.

  • September 17, 2010

    TMMC manufactures its 4,000,000th vehicle

  • March 1, 2010

    TMMC Woodstock 2nd shift

  • December 4, 2008

    TMMC West Grand Opening in Woodstock

  • November 3, 2008

    First RAV4 rolls off the line at the West Plant in Woodstock

  • December, 2007

    Engine production ends at TMMC’s Cambridge plant

  • September 26, 2007

    TMMC manufactures its 3,000,000th vehicle

  • September 20, 2006

    20th Anniversary Celebrations (from groundbreaking) in Cambridge

  • October 11, 2005

    Groundbreaking ceremony - TMMC Woodstock

  • June 30, 2005

    Announcement that Toyota would build a plant in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada

  • June 28, 2004

    TMMC manufactures its 2,000,000th vehicle

  • September 26, 2003

    First Lexus RX 330 luxury sport utility vehicle rolls off the line at TMMC

  • December 20, 2002

    Final Camry Solara rolls off line at TMMC and production is transferred to Kentucky plant

  • January 3, 2002

    First Matrix CUV rolls off the line

  • January 8, 2001

    Announcement that all-new Matrix Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) to be built at TMMC

  • April 5, 2000

    Announcement that TMMC will manufacture the luxury Lexus RX 330 SUV starting in 2003 – the only Lexus assembly plant outside of Japan

  • February 21, 2000

    First Camry Solara convertible is manufactured

  • September 22, 1999

    TMMC manufactures its 1,000,000th vehicle

  • June 29, 1998

    First Camry Solara coupe rolls off the line

  • January 13, 1998

    Cambridge Visitor Centre opens; school tours begin

  • August 5, 1997

    Corolla production shifted to new expansion area and retooling of original Corolla line begins to prepare for introduction of brand-new Camry Solara coupe

  • October 2, 1995

    Engine Production begins at TMMC

  • November 3, 1994

    Major expansion of TMMC is announced, which will double capacity and employment

  • September, 1992

    First major model change

  • August 13, 1992

    Test track opens as part of overall quality operations at TMMC

  • November 30, 1988

    First car, a four-door Corolla sedan, rolls off the line. It remains on display at TMMC

  • May 6, 1986

    Groundbreaking ceremony

  • December 12, 1985

    Announcement Toyota would build a plant in Cambridge, Ontario, Canada