Our Story

Pickard Lane Leasing was built on repeat and referral business.

Frank Amerato grew up in the car business, first pumping gas at his father's service station in Barrie.  It was there that Frank also learned the sales, service and body repair side of the automotive business.

Through this, Frank took a liking to the industry and it became a dream of his to eventually open his own car dealership. 

It was years later when Frank and Sandra started their family and purchased their first home on Pickard Lane in Brampton (sound familiar?).  Owning his first home and starting a family is what motivated him to take that leap and start his business. 

The idea, dreams and soon to be reality started when he was living at Pickard Lane - that is where it all began.

Pickard Lane Leasing first opened in 1996 in a small office near Finch and Weston Road in Toronto, primarily as a wholesale operation.

After their first year in Toronto, Pickard Lane relocated to Dixie Road in Brampton.  The business steadily grew over the next four years and eventually outgrowing the facility before its second move to Eastern Avenue, also in Brampton.  Four years later, the business had grown again to the point where there was no choice but to find an even larger facility to accommodate increasing clientele. 

Frank and Sandra eventually moved the business to Highway 7 and Islington Avenue in Woodbridge.  In 2008 Frank realized that Pickard Lane once again outgrew its facilities and would need to find a location that would not only accommodate the always expanding customer base, but also the huge volume of inventory. 

On August 23, 2008, Pickard Lane Leasing purchased and opened its doors to an 8,000 square foot facility on approximately two acres of land at 12500 Highway 50 in Bolton.  It is a family owned business as Frank, Sandra and their two sons, Peter and Gabriel all help run the day to day operations.  In addition, there are currently 28 staff members operating the Sales, Service, Detail and Wholesale Departments.  Our facility accommodates a six-car indoor showroom, complete with an automotive finance and warranty department, with over 100 import and domestic cars, trucks, sport utilities and commercial vehicles in stock.

It was a humble beginning for Frank and Sandra Amerato who have grown the family owned business into not only the largest Pre-Owned Vehicle Centre in Caledon East, but also one of the largest wholesale operations in Ontario.

Pickard Lane Leasing was built on repeat and referral business.

Thanks to our customers and new clientele, we are once again ready to venture into our newest and most exciting project yet.  Coming soon, in 2021, we will be building an impressive 13,000 square foot state of the art facility at our current location.

The Amerato family is looking forward to Pickard Lane being a permanent landmark in the community for many years to come. 


Pickard Lane Leasing Building