Holiday Events in Toronto You Won’t Want to Miss

Holiday Events in Toronto, ON
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Snow is falling, the nights are getting longer, and it’s almost time for Santa to come to town. To help you greet the season and get in the spirit, we’ve rounded up some of the most exciting holiday events in Toronto.

Toronto Christmas Market

There are few things more magical than a Christmas market — especially if it’s the Toronto Christmas Market. This annual market is ideal if you want to get started on your holiday shopping, while enjoying festive food and drink. It’s located in the Distillery Historic District from Nov. 14 to Dec. 22 and will be open every day during this time, minus Mondays.

Aurora Winter Festival

Ontario Place turns into a winter wonderland this year during the Aurora Winter Festival. From its beautiful displays of holiday lights and Christmas market to its skating ring and amusement rides, this festival is one you won’t want to miss. It takes place Nov. 22-Jan. 5.

Black Creek Pioneer Village Christmas

Take a step back into Victorian times at the Black Creek Pioneer Village. Throughout the holiday season, this historic village will offer a range of events that will get you into the holiday mood and teach you all about Christmas traditions in the Victorian era. From its horse-drawn wagon rides to its Santa meet-ups, this event is one you won’t want to miss.

Here at Downtown Chrysler, we hope you’ll check out some of these outstanding holiday events as part of your plans this season.

The Cold Is Coming, So Get Your Car Ready for Winter

Get Your Car Ready for Winter | Toronto, ON

As winter’s cold starts to edge out the brisk autumn air, it’s time to start thinking about preparing your vehicle for lower temperatures. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of ways you can get your car ready for winter.

Switch out tires. During the winter, the roads become slick with ice, snow, and rain. Get the best traction ever and let Downtown Chrysler switch out your all-season tires for winter ones. They will help improve your grip on the road as the weather gets worse.

Prepare yourself. Emergencies happen when you least expect them to, which is why you should have an emergency kit in your car with items like a shovel, jumper cables, ice scraper, a flashlight, a bag of sand, flares, and warm clothing.

Check your battery. When temperatures drop, so does the efficiency of your battery. If you’re due to get a new battery, have it installed before winter sets in.

Fill your car’s fluids. Fluids are important to keep your car running — and will help it stay in tiptop shape throughout the winter. Top off your windshield wiper fluid to help keep your visibility up, and fill your antifreeze to the appropriate level.

For all your service needs, schedule an appointment with Downtown Chrysler today.

Ram 1500 Classic Sub Zero Trim Available Only in Canada

Ram 1500 Classic Sub Zero Trim | Toronto, ON

Canadian winters are known for their harsh mix of rain, ice, and snow, a combination that does a number on our vehicles. To help combat the nasty weather to come, Ram recently introduced the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic Sub Zero trim level to its pickup truck lineup — made exclusively for Canadians with cold weather in mind.

“The new Sub Zero package was designed by Canadians for Canadians,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO of FCA Canada. “We created an exclusive package with affordable, all-weather comfort and conveniences to complement the award-winning capability and features of our Ram 1500 Classic, helping our Ram customers better conquer touch Canadian winters from coast-to-coast.”

The Sub Zero package is available on the ST, Tradesman, and Express models. It adds winter-ready features, including:

  • Heated front seats
  • Leather-wrapped, heated steering wheel
  • Remote start to make your cold morning starts a bit warmer
  • 10-way power-adjustable driver’s seat
  • 115V power outlet

It also comes equipped with a range of technologies, including the Uconnect® 3 infotainment system that is paired to a 5-inch touch-screen display, SiriusXM® satellite radio, and hands-free communication.

The Sub Zero package comes with a $1,495 Canadian MSRP and is offering on Quad or Crew Cab 4×4 Ram 1500 Classic models, regardless of the engine configuration. To learn more, stop in for a visit here at Downtown Chrysler.

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Leads Class in Torque

2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel | Toronto, ON

If you’re looking to get any job done, consider the 2020 Ram 1500. This pickup truck is set to become Canada’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup truck.

The 2020 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel will offer 480 lb-ft of torque, along with a towing capacity of up to 5,697 kg. This is thanks to the all-new third-generation 3.0-litre EcoDiesel V6 engine, which is also expected to earn top rankings in its segment in fuel efficiency.

“The new ram 1500 EcoDiesel is Canada’s most powerful half-ton diesel pickup, following up on Ram’s Heavy Duty torque leadership and achieving what no other manufacturer has, with up to 480 lb-ft of torque in a 3.0-litre engine,” said Reid Bigland, Head of Ram Brand. “The all-new EcoDiesel engine and our eTorque mild-hybrid powertrain technologies deliver the highest available fuel efficiency for our Ram 1500 customers.”

The best-in-class EcoDiesel will be available on all Ram 1500 models and configurations, including the Ram Rebel for the first-time ever. This engine will join the Ram lineup in the fourth quarter of 2019 with pricing and fuel-efficiency ratings being announced closer to the truck’s on-sale date.

You can also opt for the 2019 Ram 1500 Classic model with the optional second-generation 3.0-litre EcoDiesel.

For all your Ram 1500 needs, stop in at Downtown Chrysler — we’re here to answer your questions and get you behind the wheel of the best truck for your needs.

Drive Safe with These Back-to-School Safety Tips

Drive Safe with These Back-to-School Safety Tips | Toronto, ON

With summer coming to a close, it’s time to prepare your children — and yourself — for a new school year. In addition to getting new supplies and clothes, make sure you remember these back-to-school safety tips to help keep you and those around you safe this fall.

Make sure your kids understand bus safety. With many children getting the school bus every morning, it’s important that you teach your kids the rules for getting on and off the bus. This includes:

  • Never running to or from the bus.
  • Staying far back from the side of the road while at the bus stop.
  • Wait until the bus driver signals that it is safe for you to cross the road.
  • Walk when you cross the road, don’t run.

Keep an eye out for children. As you near school zones, make sure you’re alert and looking for children everywhere. Because children tend to be easily distracted, they can sometimes dart into the road without looking. Being vigilant will help you recognize when this happens, preventing potential accidents.

Stick to the speed limit. Speed limits are there for a reason — to keep both you and those around you safe. When driving, make sure you stick to these limits.

Visit Downtown Chrysler today to get your family into a new family-friendly vehicle just in time for back-to-school.

Enjoy Your Summer with These Road Trip Safety Tips

Enjoy Your Summer with These Road Trip Safety Tips | Toronto, ON
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If you’re planning on taking a summer road trip, no matter your destination, it’s important to stay safe. Here are some road trip safety tips from Downtown Chrysler to help make your next road trip a fun one.

Stay alert, no matter the terrain. Canada is home to varied terrain, from mountains to prairies. No matter where you’re driving, make sure you’re staying alert and avoiding boredom. Crank up some tunes, listen to a podcast or audiobook, or play a fun road trip game with your passengers to make your drive easier.

Keep an eye out for animals. Wildlife is abundant throughout Canada, so if you’re heading out on the road, make sure you keep an eye out for animals of all kinds. Continually check both sides of the road as you drive. Keep in mind that animals are the most active at dawn and dusk, so be extra aware then.

Be ready for bad weather. Make sure you know the rules for driving in inclement weather. Increase the distance between you and the vehicle in front of you to give yourself plenty of extra time to brake, and be sure you’re not relying on automatic headlights when visibility is poor.

Stop in to Downtown Chrysler for a service checkup before your big trip!

3 Toronto Summer Festivals You Can’t Miss

Toronto Summer Festivals | Downtown Chrysler | Toronto, ON
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Summer in Toronto is a wonderful time of year. Not only is the weather warm, but there are also loads of fun activities to enjoy. Here at Downtown Chrysler, we’ve gathered some Toronto summer festivals that you won’t want to miss.

Mississauga Waterfront Festival

Get ready for fun with the whole family at the Mississauga Waterfront Festival. This event, which happens June 14-16 at Memorial Park in Mississauga, is filled to the brim with family fun. You can enjoy carnival rides, listen to live music, and take a stroll through the Family Fun Village, which features acts like stilt walkers and fire eaters.

Toronto Caribbean Carnival

Take a step into the Caribbean without leaving Toronto with the Toronto Caribbean Carnival. This festival has been happening for 52 years and will take place over the course of three weeks throughout the city, beginning July 9. It will culminate with the 2019 Grand Parade on August 3, as everyone takes to the streets to celebrate in a showcase of colour and music.

Fan Expo Canada

Head to the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Canada for Fan Expo Canada. This four-day event will take place August 22-25 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Here, you’ll get the opportunity to meet big names in some of your favourite fandoms, including Rainn Wilson, Jeff Goldblum, David Harbour, Zachary Levi, and Jason Momoa.