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Shahin Alizadeh Bio Shahin attended York University from 1971 to 1975 and worked part time during summer months in car dealerships in Toronto. Shahin entered the car business in sales on a full-time basis in 1975 at Don Howson Chev. Later, Shahin moved to Pine Tree Lincoln Mercury and subsequently to Don Robertson Chrysler in a management position. From 1979-1980, Shahin co-founded Town and Country BMW-Mazda and Westowne Mazda. Shahin sold the dealership in 1990 and started Downtown Automotive Group in 1991 through Downtown Mazda and Downtown Saturn Saab Isuzu. Over the subsequent years, DAG has grown to 10 dealerships and over 350 employees. DAG currently operates Downtown Toyota, Toyota on Front, Lexus Downtown, Infiniti Downtown, Nissan Downtown, Downtown Ford, Downtown Lincoln, Downtown Hyundai, Genesis Downtown and Avenue Nissan. Shahin has served on a number of automotive related boards, including TADA (board member and President).