In 1931, as the end approached for Durant Motors, the Canadian Durant factory at Leaside became an independent company. Leaside became totally owned and operated by Canadians Jan 14 1931 to make what ever it wanted. It was originally to be Nash built there but that fell through. They decided to continue the Durant car and Rugby truck. 1st mention of Dominion Motors Ltd. Feb13 1931. On March 14, 1931 Dominion Motors Limited received its charter. On May 4, 1931 Durant Motors of Canada was dissolved with all its assets being taken over by Dominion Motors.
Frontenac was all Canadian car which came out Aug 1931 and built side by side with Durant. Frontenac’s were initially based on the USA 1931 619 Durant, next model 685 was based on designs from 1932 680 Continental-De Vaux. The three models of the cars 1933 were based on Continental designs. Continental Motors stopped making cars and continued making engines only. Dominion Motors ceased production in December 1933 of our vehicles, with drawings on the board for 1934 models.