Scarborough Van Assembly

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Coordinates: 43°43′36″N 79°17′31″W / 43.7267°N 79.2919°W / 43.7267; -79.2919

Scarborough Van Assembly was a General Motors Canada plant in Scarborough, Ontario, which opened in 1952. It was located in the Golden Mile, between Victoria Park Avenue and Warden Avenue. The plant employed 2,800 workers before closing in 1993, and has since been re-developed into a retail outlet mall, known as Eglinton Town Centre.


The plant began as an automotive components manufacturing plant in 1963 before being converted into a van assembly plant. The plant produced GM vans as well as GM and Chevrolet cube van cabs and chassis. In 1986, the one-millionth van was produced at the Scarborough van plant.

Around Thanksgiving of 1989, General Motors announced that they would be closing the van plant in Scarborough, and awarding the van contract to Flint Truck Assembly. The last van rolled off the Scarborough line on May 6, 1993. Production was then transferred to Flint Truck Assembly and the process of dismantling the plant began. After three years at Flint, the van division moved to Wentzville Assembly in Missouri, in July 1996.

The Scarborough plant employed 2,800 people. Most of the employees were transferred to Oshawa Truck Assembly or Oshawa Car Assembly shortly after its closure.

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