Try These Toronto-Area Hiking Spots

Hiking Spots | Toronto, ON

It won’t be long before the weather changes to cold and icy, so now is the best time to get outside and explore the area. If you’re looking for the best Toronto hiking spots, look no further! Here are some area we think you should try.

High Park Trails

It’s easy to stay close to the city for a wonderful hiking experience. High Park Trails are west of downtown, not far from the Museum of Contemporary Art. This urban green space offers 5.3 km of trails with an elevation of 56 m at its highest. Thanks to its smooth and accessible pathways, this area is ideal for all kinds of adventurers as well as dogs.

West Humber River Recreation Trail

If you’d prefer a longer journey, consider stopping by the West Humber River Recreation Trail, which extends 19 km along the West Humber River. What’s great about this area is that you’ll encounter various wildlife, recreation areas, wooded patches, and scenic bridges along the way.

Lower Don River Trail

Another trail option with close proximity to downtown and a river is the Lower Don River Trail. With a higher elevation gain of 120 m, this 6.8-km trail is better for more experienced hikers. Thanks to the wooded area that surrounds it, it will feel like you’ve escaped the city without even having to go that far.

Are you familiar with any of these hiking spots in the area? Let us know where you prefer to hike the next time you visit us at Genesis Downtown in Toronto.

Fall Fun in Downtown Toronto

Fall Fun in Downtown Toronto, ON

Whether you’re a local or plan on visiting the city soon, there are plenty of fall activities to enjoy in Toronto. Check out some of these upcoming events!

Nuit Blanche (Oct. 1-2)

If you enjoy art, head to Nuit Blanche across the city from Oct. 1-2. Over 150 pieces of contemporary art and exhibitions will be displayed from sunrise to sunset in Scarborough, North York, and Etobicoke. The best part about this event is that it’s free to view these public art spaces. There will also be a free series of Q&A sessions and panels with many of the Nuit Blanche artists.

Poutine Festival (Oct. 14-16)

A true Canadian comfort food is poutine, the delicious combination of fries, cheese curds, and gravy. But the 10th Poutine Festival from Oct. 14-16 at Street Eats Market will offer many different ways to enjoy it. Check out the multiple vendors and their version of the dish. Later in the month, Street Eats Market will also be home to Soup Fest from Oct. 21-23.

Cask Days (Oct. 18-20)

Are you a beer fan? If so, you need to go to the Cask Days Beer Festival from Oct. 18-20 at Evergreen Brick Works. This festival specifically celebrates cask ale, which includes naturally carbonated, unfiltered, and unpasteurized beer served from a barrel. This year marks the event’s 15-year anniversary and will also include over 300 beers as well as delicious food and live music. 

Our team at Genesis Downtown loves what the city offers with its many fall festivals. Stop by and see us the next time you’re in our area!

Expect the Best from Genesis Warranty Coverage

2022 Genesis GV70 Interior | Toronto, ON

When you purchase a Genesis, you’re getting behind the wheel of an expertly crafted vehicle. But to give you some added peace of mind, Genesis offers extensive warranty coverage.

Every Genesis vehicle comes with a complimentary 5-year/100,000 comprehensive limited warranty.[1] This covers a long list of vehicle components in case anything installed or provided by Genesis is defective. Additional complimentary warranty coverage includes:

  • 5-year/100,000 km Powertrain Protection: Covers most engine and transaxle components as well as the repair of powertrain components.
  • 5-year/100,000 km Basic Emissions Coverage
  • 8-Year/130,000 km Major Emissions Coverage: Covers more major emissions components like the catalytic converter, engine control module, and onboard emissions diagnostic device (OBDII).
  • 1-Year/20,000 km Replacement Parts
  • 5-year/Unlimited km 24-Hour Roadside Assistance: Includes helpful services like towing, battery boost, flat tire changing, lockout assistance, and more.
  • 3-Year/60,000 km Replacement Accessories
  • 5-Year/Unlimited km Anti-Perforation Warranty

In addition to this outstanding warranty coverage, you will get Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance — like oil changes, brake fluid service, air filters, etc. — for 5 years or 100,000 km, whichever occurs first.

This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the perks you’ll receive when you buy a new Genesis vehicle. If you’d like to know more, feel free to contact our team or visit us at Genesis Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

[1] All vehicles sold by Genesis Motors Canada come equipped with 5 Years/100,000 km* (whichever occurs first) Complimentary Scheduled Maintenance, At Home Valet with Courtesy Vehicle Service, Comprehensive Limited Warranty, Complimentary Multimedia & Navigation Map Updates, and 5 Years/Unlimited km** Genesis Connected Services and 24/7 Enhanced Roadside Assistance. The services are provided to customers within 50 km (driving distance) of the closest authorized Genesis distributor. Services are only offered in Canada. Some limitations apply. See an authorized Genesis distributor for complete details.

Spotlight on the New Genesis GV60

New Genesis GV60 | Toronto, ON

The new Genesis GV60 is the automaker’s first foray into the market of electric vehicles. With remarkable efficiency, thrilling performance, and a new twist on the marque’s signature design philosophy, this model offers plenty of reasons to make the switch to an EV.

Eco-friendly performance

The Genesis GV60 makes it convenient to go electric. According to manufacturer estimates, when connected to a 350kW charger, the model’s ultra-speed charging function can allow it to charge from 10-80% in 18 minutes. With rear-wheel drive (RWD), it’s expected to provide 451 km of range on a single charge. [1]

Exterior design

The GV60 sports an aerodynamic coupe roof and a long wheelbase, giving it an athletic profile that speaks to its dynamic performance capabilities. Enjoy a better view of your surroundings with its digital side mirrors, and make a statement with the brand’s signature two-line headlamps.

Interior amenities

On the inside, the Genesis GV60 embraces the beauty of clean, elegant design with floating architecture and flat floors to maximize spaciousness. Up front, you’ll find a next-generation infotainment system alongside a cabin that’s crafted from recycled and sustainable materials. One of the model’s most outstanding features is the rotating Crystal Sphere. This gorgeous feature serves as mood lighting when the vehicle is off, but switches to the Shift By Wire when the GV60 is ready to drive.

To learn more about this exciting EV, visit our showroom or contact us at Genesis Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

[1] Estimates with Standard RWD model and 19” wheels.

Genesis X Speedium Coupe Concept Showcases the Future

Genesis | Toronto, ON

If you’ve wondered about the future of the Genesis brand, look to the new Genesis X Speedium Coupe concept that recently debuted in New York City. This inspiring vehicle represents the brand’s plan to switch to all electric vehicles by 2030.

Luc Donckerwolke, Chief Creative Officer of Genesis, wants everyone to know that this concept vehicle is not just for fun. “This isn’t a show car — it’s a look into our design processes as we explore ideas for the next wave of EVs, one that incorporates Genesis’ DNA,” he said.

The X Speedium Coupe has a striking design that takes many signature Genesis elements and elevates them. For example, the front calls back to the iconic Genesis Crest grille and features Two Lines lamps that represent the electric future of the brand.

To encapsulate the image of a classic car that embodies timeless elegance, the X Speedium Coupe was painted in “Inje Green.” This emerald green colour was inspired by a Korean racetrack with mountains in the distance. The wheels also have a unique design and you can see bright green brake calipers that no doubt contribute to the concept’s driving dynamics.

While this exact model won’t be arriving on our lot, our team at Genesis Downtown is looking forward to seeing new Genesis EVs head our way soon.

All 2022 Genesis Models Win IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Ratings

All 2022 Genesis Models Win IIHS Top Safety Pick+ Ratings | Toronto, ON

While Genesis creates beautifully designed vehicles that are filled with luxury amenities, its top priority when creating vehicles is safety. As such, it should come as no surprise that all 2022 Genesis models have been awarded the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating.

This is the fourth consecutive year that the entire Genesis lineup has received the coveted TSP+ ranking from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The G70 (built after June 2021), G80, G90, GV70, and GV80 all received the required Good or Acceptable ratings in the organization’s tests.

“Genesis vehicles offer exceptional safety performance, and we are pleased that our high standard for safety has been recognized by IIHS across our entire lineup,” said Brian Latouf, chief safety officer of Genesis Motor North America.

Genesis models are equipped with some of the most innovative crash avoidance technologies and features, allowing them to excel in the IIHS crashworthiness tests. The list includes systems like Forward Collision Avoidance-Assist and Blind-Spot Collision Avoidance-Assist as well as eight or more standard air bags. In addition, Genesis vehicles are built with high-strength steel to help protect passengers in the event of a crash.

If you’re interested in knowing more about the incredibly safe 2022 Genesis lineup, feel free to contact our team of friendly Experience Managers at Genesis Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

Every Genesis Vehicle Is a Car and Driver Editors’ Choice

Genesis GV70 | Toronto, ON

Genesis vehicles are built to impress, offering a wealth of innovative features and thrilling powertrains with attractive overall designs. As such, it should come as no surprise that every single Genesis model was named to the Car and Driver 2022 Editors’ Choice List.

The automotive experts at Car and Driver (C/D) researched and tested more than 400 vehicles and pared that down to a total of 116 in the final list. Here’s what they had to say about the Genesis lineup:

  • Genesis GV70, Compact Luxury SUV: As the newest model in the lineup, the GV70 was praised by C/D editors for its sporty handling, engine offerings, and premium interior design.
  • Genesis GV80, Mid-Size Luxury SUV: Similar to the GV70, the C/D editors noted that the cabin of the GV80 is also elevated and well-tailored. The SUV also stood out for its smooth, quiet ride and its many standard tech features.
  • Genesis G70, Entry-Luxury Car: The playful handling and premium cabin of the G70 helped this model stand out to the Car and Driver editors. Its affordable price was a bonus that was also appreciated.
  • Genesis G80, Mid-Size Luxury Car: To directly quote the editors at Car and Driver, the G80 was praised for “Lovely interior design, packed with features, bargain pricing.”
  • Genesis G90, Full-Size Luxury Car: In a crowded segment, the G90 stood out for its “silky-smooth” engine options, high-end looks, and budget-friendly pricing.

If you want to learn more about these Genesis vehicles, feel free to visit us or contact our team at Genesis Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

Electrified Genesis GV70 Coming Soon

2022 Genesis GV70 | Toronto, ON

Electrified Genesis GV70

It wasn’t that long ago that the Genesis GV70 made its debut and provided drivers with exceptional style, performance, and luxury. Now, you can have all that and outstanding efficiency thanks to the all-new electrified Genesis GV70.

The electric GV70 is based on the regular GV70, keeping the features and amenities that everyone has come to know and love over the past few years. This includes its spacious, driver-focused interior that emphasizes the beauty of white space and is filled with cutting-edge technology.

New Technology

With the electric GV70, you’ll also get new technologies that are designed especially for an electric SUV. As such, the multi-rapid charging system offers both 400V and 800V options. With the inclusion of 350kW rapid charging, the GV70 can go from 10-80% battery in less than 20 minutes.

Along with offering smart and quick charging, the electrified GV70 is expected to provide remarkable efficiency while maintaining the thrill that comes with driving a Genesis vehicle. The SUV will be equipped with standard all-wheel drive and is estimated to reach 96 kph in 4.5 seconds with the model’s Boost Mode. 

These are just some of the highlights of the new electrified Genesis GV70. We’re excited to see updates like this from the brand, and if you’d like to learn more, contact our team at Genesis Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

Genesis Unveils Redesigned G90 Flagship Sedan

Genesis G90 | Toronto, ON

The flagship Genesis G90 has been redesigned. This luxury sedan arrives with updates inside and out, along with the option of choosing between a sedan and a long-wheelbase version.

On the outside, the G90 sports a new Crest Grille flanked by Two-Line headlamps to resemble the Genesis emblem. Also revised is that Guilloché patterned emblem, which is almost 80% thinner to elevate the G90’s design even more. The back helps to elongate the sedan thanks to the Two-Line rear combination lamps that mimic the front headlamps.

The beauty of the sedan’s exterior extends to its cabin, which has been carefully crafted with the Genesis Beauty of White Space interior design ethos in mind. The gorgeous, high-quality materials that fill the interior harmoniously blend with the updated advanced technologies. For example, the EasyClose system will close the door so you can comfortably envelop yourself in the supple leather seats without having to reach for the handle.

It’s not all about looks, though. The new Genesis G90 has been equipped with a 3.5-litre turbo engine that offers a thrilling performance of 380 horsepower. New suspension technology has also been added to the G90 to allow for improved handling and a smoother ride. And to ensure the quietest ride yet, Genesis has outfitted the sedan with its most advanced noise canceling ANC-R system.

These are just a few of the many highlights you’ll encounter in the all-new Genesis G90. To learn more, contact our team at Genesis Downtown in Toronto, Ontario.

Genesis Going All-Electric by 2030

2022 Genesis G80, Toronto, ON

Going Electric by 2030

As the world moves more toward electrification and being more eco-friendly, automakers are following suit to meet the needs of consumers. Genesis has plans to build its final gas-powered engine by 2025 and go all-electric by no later than 2030.

According to’s Sean Tucker, “The roadmap will see eight new Genesis electric vehicles (EVs) — four SUVs and four cars – make up the Genesis lineup. We’ve seen three of them before.” What Tucker is referring to are the GV60, GV70, and the upcoming 2022 G80 EV.

G80 EV

The G80 EV is based on the existing popular luxury sedan, the G80, with an electric powertrain. Genesis estimates that this new EV will reach a range of approximately 426 km, though official certification has not been completed yet. In addition to being efficient, this luxury EV is also slated to be eco-friendly inside, thanks to vegan leather and reclaimed wood offerings.

Not much else has been shared regarding the Genesis EV lineup except for a shadowy image with signature dual-line headlights gleaming through the darkness. The next major auto show, where automakers typically debut new models, is the New York International Auto Show in April. Our team at Genesis Downtown in Toronto is hoping that we get more details sooner than that. Stay tuned for updates on the electrifying future of Genesis.