The Canadian Automotive Museum maintains the world's foremost collection of pre-War Canadian vehicles, including many rare Canadian marques.
Canadian Vehicles (1900-1945) at the Canadian Automotive Museum
Prior to the First World War numerous small car companies appeared primarily in Ontario due their proximity to their American counterparts in Michigan and Ohio. Popular American brands were produced in Canadian factories in order to gain access to the market while avoiding import tariffs. By the 1920s the Canadian car industry had evolved far beyond its humble origins, but economic troubles during the Great Depression ultimately lead to the failure of all of Canada's independent automotive companies.
Additional Early Canadian Vehicles
1915 Chevrolet 490
1915 Ford Model T
1924 Gray Dort
1926 Chevrolet Depot Hack
1931 McLaughlin Buick