A dynamic leader in the automotive retail and regional airline industries, and a dominant real estate investor in residential and commercial land opportunities. Georgian International is one of Simcoe County’s most influential companies.
With 400 employees and annual sales of $137 million, Georgian International is one of Simcoe County’s most influential companies and recognized names. We are known for our uncompromising commitment to growth and profitability, and for making a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate. At Georgian International, we consider our culture to be one of our strengths. We have a performance-oriented environment that emphasizes high-integrity business practices combined with work/life balance. Our culture has been principally built around two important attributes — passion and drive.
These attributes have shaped the foundation of our corporate principles, are the root of our collective success and are the reason we attract and retain highly loyal employees — employees who are ‘passionately driven’.
our history timeline.
Massie family acquires Georgian Pontiac Buick dealership originally located at the corner of Bradford Street & John Street in Barrie, ON.
Georgian Aircraft founded, establishes Barrie Executive Airport located at 560 Anne Street North, Barrie and served as home of the Barrie Flying Club.
Georgian International Land Corp. established. The private equity real estate investment company continues to be active in commercial and residential land development throughout Barrie and the surrounding areas today.
Georgian Pontiac Buick GMC relocates to 65 Barrie View Drive well before this area was developed to become a major commercial sector within the city.
Georgian Sports & Entertainment is established and purchases the Barrie Colts. The Colts would become an OHL expansion franchise and Georgian would spearhead the development of the 4200-seat arena known as the Barrie Molson Centre.
Georgian Aircraft signs a contract with Canadian Airlines’ regional carrier and then with Air Canada in 2000 to operate as Air Alliance and would grow to carry over 1.5 million passengers annually.
Georgian International acquires 85 Bayfield building as head office. Renovations would occur in the coming years and leasing for a variety of reputable companies would occupy the rest of the downtown office building.
Orillia Motor Products acquired – Then the operator of Orillia Pontiac Buick GMC, the dealership would later be sold to Jim Wilson Chevrolet in 2006.
Georgian Automotive begins construction of Georgian BMW and MINI Georgian bringing the luxury car brand to the City of Barrie for the first time. Ownership would later be sold in 2016.
Georgian is awarded the Chevrolet brand to its GM dealership and is renamed “Georgian Chevrolet Buick GMC”.
Windfall at Blue sells its first home and would later be named Project of the Year by the Simcoe County Home Builders’ Association (2017).
Braestone Estates sells its first home, construction would begin shortly thereafter and Braestone Estates would win Best New Home Community in Canada from the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (2016). Would also win Best Production Built Home by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (2018).
Orillia Golf & Country Club is acquired and is rebranded as Braestone Club. Over the next few years, major strides are made to the golf course and construction begins on the club house.
Mountain House at Windfall sells its first phase of condominiums and is named Project of the Year by the Simcoe County Home Builders’ Association (2018).
Georgian Chevrolet Buick GMC named #1 GM Retail Dealer in Ontario and #2 GM Retail Dealer in Canada.
Common Good Café & Social House opens its doors at 85 Bayfield Street, providing an upscale dining and social experience to Barrie’s downtown core.