City Mazda

History

1987

1987

In the fall of 1987, Steve and Patricia Scarff moved from London, Ontario to Nova Scotia. Steve, the entrepreneur of the family, was growing increasingly interested in the car business, and with the end of the recession he decided that Atlantic Canada would be a great fit for his family. Although he had initially set his sights on a Chrysler dealership, he decided on a small Mazda dealership on Robie instead (originally Cowie Motors).

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1997

1997

With ten years under their belt, they now owned seven businesses and had 80 employees. The businesses included Village Mazda in Truro, City Services Centre in downtown Halifax, City Motors Body and Truck Shop, City Hino, Motor City, City Car Rentals, and City Mazda Halifax.

To this day, City Collision remains a popular body shop in the HRM.

2005

2005

As they continued to get busier, they outgrew their small dealership in Robie. They tore it down and rebuilt it into the building that stands today. The grand re-opening was celebrated with their loved ones, loyal customers, and the Mazda Canada execs. A great night was had by all!

2009

2009

As Steve Jr., Kathy, and Kelly became more involved in operations, they took over for their father and became part owners of City Mazda.

2011

2011

Sadly, Steve passed away in 2011. He will always be remembered as a great husband, father, grandfather, friend, co-worker, successful harness racer, Royal International Tattoo participant and supporter, Salvation Army donor, and an entrepreneur that never gave up. He will forever be missed.

2015

2015

Steve Jr. became the sole owner of City Mazda. He remains Dealer Principal and General Manager to this day.

2018

2018

City Mazda celebrated its 30th anniversary with friends, family, and Mazda Canada representatives.

TODAY

TODAY

We remain one of the only independently-owned and operated dealerships in the HRM. Steve, his wife June, and their daughters Amanda and Sara all work there together. We remain proud supporters of the community, and are actively involved in many local initiatives.