Great Shopping Destinations in Downtown Toronto

Great Shopping Destinations in Downtown Toronto, ON

When you visit us at Downtown Lincoln for a routine service appointment, you have the opportunity to explore the many shopping destinations in downtown Toronto. Here are some of our favourite spots to visit.

CF Toronto Eaton Centre

Located just 2.6 km from our dealership, CF Toronto Eaton Centre is home to over 230 stores. In fact, this shopping mall is so large that it covers two city blocks and welcomes millions of Canadians as well as international travelers each year. The modern food court offers a wide variety of options, from grab-and-go options to sit-down restaurants.

Bloor-Yorkville

If you would prefer to avoid the bustling nature of a shopping mall, consider visiting the Yorkville neighborhood and the adjacent Bloor Street. Here, you’ll find some of the top brands for shopping as well as highly rated restaurants and inspiring art galleries.

Chinatown

Fun fact: Toronto is home to one of the largest Chinatown areas in North America. This diverse cultural area is where you’ll find many unique items, from jewelry and clothing to household items. If you’re a Disney fan, you may notice some landmarks that inspired locations in the hit Pixar film Turning Red, which is set in Toronto’s Chinatown.

What are your favourite areas to visit in the city for shopping? Let us know when you come visit us at Downtown Lincoln!

Lincoln Aviator Gets New Jet Appearance Package for 2022

2022 Lincoln Aviator Jet Appearance Package | Toronto, ON

It’s no secret that the Lincoln Aviator sports an aviation theme with its design and performance. As such, it makes perfect sense that Lincoln has introduced a new Jet Appearance Package for the SUV.

The new Jet Appearance Package takes the exterior of the Lincoln Aviator and elevates it with sleek black accents. In the front, the Lincoln grille and lower fascia are both blacked out. This new package also adds black-painted 22-inch wheels to the Lincoln Aviator.

Lincoln took note of the popularity of the Monochromatic Reserve Package, which added chrome accents to the vehicle, and wanted to offer even more customization to owners. “Jet Package offers a clean, dramatic look that accentuates the presence of Aviator on the road,” said Earl Lucas, Lincoln exterior chief designer. “The black accents emphasize the strong lines and sleek look of the exterior design.”

If you’re not a fan of the all-black look, worry not. While the Jet Appearance Package offers Infinite Black paint, you can also choose from three other appealing colours: Pristine White, Silver Radiance, and Burgundy Velvet.

To learn more about the Lincoln Aviator Jet Appearance Package or any other available add-ons for Lincoln vehicles, contact our team or visit us at Downtown Lincoln in Toronto, Ontario.

Lincoln Is Planning to Have an All-Electric Lineup by 2030

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Lincoln has nearly 100 years of experience in the automotive industry, so it knows that change is inevitable and often the catalyst for exciting, beneficial updates. One update that Lincoln is committing to is an all-electric lineup of vehicles by the year 2030. The first fully electric Lincoln vehicle will debut next year, with many more to follow.

“As we accelerate Lincoln’s transformation in North America and China, there is no better time to propel the Lincoln brand forward with electrification,” said Joy Falotico, president of Lincoln. “Our world-class vehicles, effortless services, and advanced connected technology will allow us to create an always-on relationship with [our customers] and help transform the Lincoln brand for the future.”

Drawing inspiration from aviation, the concept of “Quiet Flight DNA” will continue with the models that Lincoln produces throughout the decade. A sampling of this was showcased at Auto Shanghai earlier this year when the Lincoln Zephyr Reflection concept debuted. The futuristic model featured a dynamic exterior design and an elegant interior to match.

Aligning with its electrified future, Lincoln will also update the Lincoln Way™ app to add even more personalized experiences within its all-electric vehicles. To learn more about this app or what’s to come with Lincoln in the future, contact our team at Downtown Lincoln in Toronto, Ontario.

Lincoln Corsair, Aviator Win 2021 IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK Ratings

Lincoln Corsair and Aviator in Toronto, ON

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) recently announced that two Lincoln SUVs have earned TOP SAFETY PICK honors. The 2021 Lincoln Corsair earned this recognition for the third consecutive year, while the 2021 Lincoln Aviator won for the second year in a row.

To score the title of TOP SAFETY PICK, a vehicle must earn the highest rating of “Good” in six crashworthiness tests: driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength, and head restraints. It also must receive the rating of “Advanced” or Superior” for vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian crash prevention, along with an “Acceptable” headlight rating.  

The 2021 Aviator earned a “Good” rating on its available Adaptive Pixel LED Headlamps, and almost earned an “Acceptable” on its standard LED headlights. Otherwise, the Aviator had top ratings across the IIHS testing.

The Corsair’s available jeweled LED headlights earned an “Acceptable” rating. Both vehicles also earned a “Superior” rating on their standard Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking, while the version available with the Lincoln Co-Pilot™ 360 Plus suite earned an “Advanced” rating.

To learn more about the award-winning protection you’ll find inside the Corsair and Aviator, schedule a test drive here at Downtown Lincoln in Toronto.

The Coolest New Features You’ll Find in the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus

2021 Lincoln Nautilus in Toronto, Ontario

For the ultimate in luxury, look no further than the 2021 Lincoln Nautilus. Inside this SUV, you’ll be surrounded by all the latest amenities and cutting-edge technologies to make your travels as comfortable and connected as possible. Here are three of the coolest new features you’ll find in the Nautilus.

SYNC® 4

The SYNC® 4 infotainment system takes keeping connected to an entirely new level. Via a 13.2-inch LCD touch screen, you can access audio, navigation, and more. Better yet, this infotainment system gives you all-new cloud connectivity and uses conversational voice recognition to give you easy control.

Phone As A Key

Say goodbye to the hassle of fumbling for your keys every time you want to get into your vehicle. The Phone As A Key feature allows you to — you guessed it — use your phone as your key. This feature, which is available through the Lincoln Way™ App, connects your smartphone through Bluetooth®, allowing you to use it as you would a traditional key fob to lock, unlock, and start your Nautilus.

Ultra Comfort Front Seats with Active Motion® Massage

Stuck in traffic and want to unwind? The Nautilus has your back with its available Ultra Comfort Front Seats with Active Motion® massage. These seats allow you to find your perfect seating position with ease, thanks to power thigh extenders and 11 independent air cushions, seven of which offer massage. With these seats, you can get a massage or simply bask in comfort as you drive.  

Check out these features for yourself when you test-drive the new Nautilus here at Downtown Lincoln in Toronto.

Lincoln Tops J.D. Power Sales Satisfaction Index

Lincoln J.D. Power Sales Satisfaction | Toronto, Ontario

Lincoln Motor Company capped off 2020 by taking the top spot in the J.D. Power U.S. Sales Satisfaction Index. While the rankings cover customer satisfaction with Lincoln in the United States, that same commitment to quality is what makes Lincoln a leading luxury brand in Canada.

One of the reasons Lincoln rose five spots in last year’s J.D. Power Sales Satisfaction Index is the standard Pickup & Delivery service. This perk of ownership sets Lincoln apart, making scheduling service and going on about your business easier.

Simply use the Lincoln Way™ app to schedule your appointment at Downtown Lincoln and a Lincoln Service Valet will come to a location within 30 kilometers of our dealership in a Lincoln Loaner. You can use the Lincoln Loaner to go about your day while we service your vehicle, and we’ll keep you up to date on your progress via text, email, or phone call.

“Serving our Lincoln clients in ways that extend beyond the vehicle is one of the most important and exciting opportunities for our brand,” said Lincoln Director of North America Michael Sprague. “Despite the challenging year, by working in lockstep with our dealer partners we were able to deliver on an ownership experience that is a true representation of Lincoln luxury and, simply put — effortless.”

At Downtown Lincoln in Toronto, we want your spirit to be similarly effortless. We’re committed to your comfort and safety, and our team is dedicated to your satisfaction whether you’re browsing our new vehicle inventory or stopping in for service.

 

Lincoln Introduces 2021 Navigator Black Label Special Edition

Lincoln Navigator Black Label in Toronto, ON

The Lincoln brand recently announced the first Black Label Special Edition, which will be offered on the 2021 Lincoln Navigator. This package combines unique styling cues to help you express your own style while out on the road.

This monochromatic-inspired package adds a range of new features to the Lincoln flagship SUV. Its new, specially painted black roof adds a touch of sophistication to the large SUV, allowing you to distinguish their Navigator. The Black Label SUV will also feature a black mesh Lincoln grille, 22-inch black aluminum wheels, black sideview mirror caps, and a black spoiler.

“The unique black roof coupled with additional monochromatic elements emphasize the strong lines of the Navigator, giving it an even more dramatic look and greater presence on the road,” said Earl Lucas, Lincoln exterior chief designer. “Black is a great partner to almost any colour, providing a brighter appearance and more contrast — this makes the Navigator really stand out.”

Along with these features, you can opt for the following exterior colour options: Pristine White, Chroma Crystal Blue, Silver Radiance, Chroma Molten Gold, Burgundy Velvet, and Lincoln’s signature Flight Blue colour.

You will be able to add the Black Label package to your 2021 Navigator starting this spring. Get in touch with our sales staff at Downtown Lincoln in Toronto to learn more about this handsome special edition.

Winter Driving Safety Tips

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Winter in Toronto means ice, snow, and freezing rain. With this harsh weather, it’s important you know how to take on unexpected skids and more. These winter driving safety tips will help you feel more confident as you’re driving during the colder months.

Don’t slam on the brakes. When it’s slippery out, you never want to slam on your brakes. Instead, if you have to stop quickly, pump your brakes to stop you faster without sliding.

Know how to get out of a skid. Before you find your vehicle’s wheels losing traction, it’s important that you know how to recover from your skid. Remember to stay calm and don’t slam on your brakes. If your front wheels have lost traction, ease off the gas pedal and steer in the direction you want to go without touching the brake or gas pedals. For rear-wheel skids, turn your steering wheel into the direction your rear end is sliding so that your entire car is straightened out. Once you’re off the icy patch, you can accelerate again.

Keep your distance. Drive slowly in snowy and icy weather, and make sure you keep a significant amount of space between you and the vehicle in front of you. This will allow you to have enough time to react if the vehicle in front of you starts skidding.

Make sure your visibility is good. Make sure you can always see where you’re going by clearing off all of your vehicle’s windows, its hood, and its taillights and headlights.

As you deal with winter driving, it’s also wise to keep up on scheduled service for your vehicle. For all your maintenance and repair needs, contact us here at Downtown Lincoln in Toronto.

Upgrade Your Luxury SUV with Lincoln Accessories in 2021

Lincoln SUV accessories | Toronto, ON

Do you want to add even more convenience to your Lincoln luxury SUV? Treat your vehicle to some Lincoln accessories in 2021. Whether you’re looking for cargo organization options or a technology upgrade, these are some of the best accessories the Lincoln SUV lineup has to offer.

Cargo Accessories

From groceries to camping gear and more, Lincoln has a range of cargo accessories to choose for your Lincoln SUV. For instance, you can opt for a Cargo Area Protector so spilled milk and dirty gear don’t ruin the carpeting. You can even add special organizers that will keep your cargo where it needs to be.

Technology

Lincoln vehicles are already outfitted with ton of innovative features, from top-notch infotainment systems to available creature comforts. So, why not add even more? You can fight the harsh Toronto winters with ease thanks to available Remote Start options. There’s even a long-range starter option, which means you definitely won’t have to venture out into the cold. Lincoln also offers dashcams to record your drive as you go, adding an extra layer of security to your travel. Other options include a Rear Entertainment System and a portable Bluetooth® speaker.

Anything here catch your eye? Contact us here at Downtown Lincoln to order accessories or have them installed on your Lincoln luxury SUV.

 

Check Out the Best Outdoor Activities in Toronto

outdoor activities in toronto

Green spaces can be found all throughout Toronto, making it such a lovely city to explore — especially now that social-distancing regulations are slowly starting to ease. If you’re looking to get some exercise or merely want to find new things to do in the great outdoors, these are some of the best outdoor activities you can find in Toronto.

 

Try your hand at paddle boarding

If you’re looking to work off some extra lockdown weight, consider paddle boarding. Toronto Island SUP, a local paddle boarding company, has a number of classes that you can take part in including paddle-boarding yoga and bird watching.

 

Go for a hike

Hiking trails are abundant throughout Toronto, so you shouldn’t have a problem finding one to suit your level of expertise and fitness. If you’re looking for a way to stretch your legs that isn’t too strenuous, the Scarborough Bluffs Trails might be the option for you.

 

Have a picnic

Grab a blanket, find some delicious goodies from local shops and restaurants, and head out to your local park to dine al fresco. A picnic is a great way to enjoy the beautiful weather we’re having here in Toronto while still minding social distancing guidelines.

 

Whatever your Toronto-area outdoor destination, you’ll love travelling in style and comfort with a luxury SUV from Lincoln. Stop in at our Downtown Lincoln showroom to learn more about each of our sophisticated yet practical models.