Serving the Automotive Industry
for Over 55 Years
Dominic Vetere Sr. and his son Mickey Vetere opened Dom’s Auto Parts in March 1964. Starting with only 6 employees in a small west-end yard in Toronto on McCormack Street, Dom’s Auto Parts was rapidly growing and looking to expand. In 1967, Dom’s Auto Parts purchased Motor City Auto Parts’ 65 acres of property in Courtice, which is where we reside today.
In 1975, Dominic Vetere Senior passed away leaving son Mickey and son-in-law Gino to run the family business. In 1976, the Toronto location was closed. Dominic Vetere Jr. began working at the Courtice facility in the mid 1980’s, returning Dom’s Auto Parts to its former status as a “father-son business”.
Over the years, Mickey Vetere had been considered a pioneer and innovator in the recycling industry. With a passion for change, Mickey helped establish I-CAR in Canada and was a founding board member and past president of the Canadian Auto Recyclers Association. Among many firsts, Mickey ran Canada’s first recyclers’ trade show at the Bristol Place Hotel in Toronto with Roger Dupuy, the Hot Line and the Roadrunner Transport System.
In 2013, Mickey passed away leaving the family business to son Dominic. As past president of the Ontario Automotive Recyclers Association, Dominic remains actively involved in the automotive industry and is committed to helping the advancement of the industry he loves so much.
On March 11, 2003, Dom’s Auto Parts experienced a devastating fire that destroyed the main office and garages. Two years later, through hard work, dedicated employees and industry-wide support, our new state-of-the-art facility was opened. Over 55 years later, Dom’s Auto Parts continues to be a leader in the auto recycling industry in Canada.
In recent years, Dominic’s son Dustin, a fourth-generation auto recycler, has followed in the footsteps of his forefathers and is currently working as Sales Manager with a bright future ahead of him.