August 31, 2021
The Metro Ford family is thrilled to announce that our new Metro Ford Dealership is under construction, and will be the first anchor tenant of Taza Park!
Situated close to the Grey Eagle Casino on the Tsuut'ina Nation, Taza Park encompasses 530 acres with a planned dynamic mixed-use community of retail, office and residential, including recreation and entertainment destinations. A future pedestrian-friendly Market Street will further enhance the development for shopping, dining and social activities.
"We are truly honoured to be relocating Metro Ford Sales Ltd. to Taza Park in December 2022,” states Reg Pattemore, President of Metro Ford. “I look forward to walking together, dreaming together and prospering together in the future. This partnership has been years in the making and we are thrilled to be the anchor tenant of Taza Park.”
The new Metro Ford at Taza Park will be a spacious 75,000-square-foot facility located on 8 acres of land overlooking the Tsuut’ina Nation. The new dealership, Calgary’s first with Ford’s Signature Design, intends to place clients in control through a vibrant, innovative, and digitally connected experience. Ford vehicle owners will enjoy a vastly improved Service Experience with an ultra-modern repair facility, expanded check in area and comfortable customer lounge. Other dealership amenities include:
• 44 service bays
• 8 car celebration bay / delivery area
• 13 EV charging stations
• High tech customer lounge with community table
• Repair shop viewing area
• Sustainable design, material and building initiatives, including landscape elements that reflect the Tsuut’ina Nation
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Why Taza Park?
LOCATION – We’ve been looking for a new location for quite some time that would be appropriate for dealership operations. When the agreements for the South West Ring Road were approved and moved into the construction phase, it became obvious that this area would a busy and important hub within Calgary and area. So when the Taza Development project was launched, and in particular the dynamic mixed-use community of Taza Park, it quickly became the leading consideration for relocation.
The location was soon finalized, a stunning 8-acre site located on the Tsuut’ina nation overlooking the Elbow River valley and backdropped by the mountains.
With direct access to the Ring Road, our existing clients and new customers can easily access us within minutes from all quadrants of the city. The new Metro Ford at Taza Park is just 10 minutes from our current downtown location, both WinSport and Spruce Meadows are 12 minutes away, and even the airport is only a 23-minute drive.
SPACE – Metro Ford has been in our current downtown Calgary location since 1970, and quite simply we have vastly outgrown the capacity of both our lot and building. As you can imagine, our current site was not made to accommodate the size of todays vehicles, nor can it handle the volume of business we currently operate at.
Relocating to Taza Park allows us to expand to match today’s business needs, and to be prepared for the future, in particular with electrification.
The new Metro Ford at Taza Park will be about 50% larger than todays building and have an additional 300 parking spaces that allows us to carry more inventory and shorten delivery times to our customers. This area also allows us to build Calgary's first Ford Dealership with Ford Signature Design concept. This new design creates a beautiful building combining bright energetic spaces, intuitive flow, big impact moments with purposeful technology that ultimately places the customer in control.
Customers considering a vehicle purchase will appreciate the large selection of available models, open and friendly meeting rooms, high-tech displays, as well as an 8 vehicle Celebration Bay where deliveries can occur in complete comfort no matter what the weather holds.
Ford vehicle owners will also enjoy an improved Service Experience with our ultra modern repair facility with amenities such as: 44 service bays, 13 EV Charging locations, comfortable high-tech customer lounge, shop viewing area, and children’s playroom.
TSUUT’INA PARTNERSHIP - We are very honoured to be one of the first tenants in Taza Park, as we already have many loyal clients from the Tsuut’ina Nation. The Taza Development pillars of Community & Connectivity, Cultural Influences, Economic Diversity, and Connection to the land are clear goals that we are excited to participate in. Metro Ford has always been community minded as reﬂected in our associations with Canadian Cancer Society, Missing Children’s Society, Kids Up Front and many more local recreational, educational and charitable organizations.
Our new partnership with Tsuut’ina has already evolved as exampled by our initiatives that include groundwork for apprenticeship programs and commissioning local Tsuut’ina artists as part of our building program. In fact, our new logo will be one that combines Metro Ford history with the artistry and style of the Tsuut’ina Nation. It is historic to become part of the Taza journey. We are humbled by the experience and look forward to walking beside the people of Tsuut’ina Nation.