Our History

50+ Years of Specialized Service

In 1963, Mister Transmission co-founders Bruce Brillinger and Jerry Etkin opened the doors to Canada’s very first specialized transmission service centre in Richmond Hill, Ontario. For the first time, Canadians could take their vehicle to a specialist instead of being forced to take their car back to the dealer. Customers now had a choice.

We received such a great response that we opened additional stores in Barrie, North Bay, Brampton and Burlington. In 1969, the automotive aftermarket business really took off in Canada. Specialist shops were taking repairs back from car dealerships that were providing poor service for customers, and forcing them into long waiting lists. In 1969 Mister Transmission was converted into a franchise business.

Looking towards the Future of Transmission Repair

Mister Transmission is still Canada’s most trusted and most recognized brand for transmission service and transmission repairs. We constantly keep up with the latest technology in order to offer our customers the best service. Our iconic orange and black logo and famous jingle: “Hey Mister, you’re a friend of mine,” keep us true to our roots.

We remain consistent. We have stayed true to the specialized model, focusing solely on transmissions. We have never lost track of our core values, we stick to what we know best. We have the training, the technology and the tools to do transmission repair properly, evidenced by a very successful half-century in business.

We’re looking forward to the next 50 years!


About Mister Transmission

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Customer Reviews
I broke down just outside...
Norm Buda
I broke down just outside Richmond Hill 3 days before Christmas and dropped off my broken vehicle with Gary. I was on a spiritual journey across Canada and that was where things got put on hold. Slow down is the message.Long story short folks, Gary and his men gave it back to me first week of January and I immediately headed back to Alberta. I drove 4km on a rebuilt transmission, transfer case and universal joint replacement. I drove through some of the worst conditions I have ever done before and all the time didn't even have a single worry or thought about the work that was just done cause I just knew they were professionals and I was at peace. Thanks again Gary for your help. God bless you guys! Have a prosperous 2022.
Date: January 12, 2022
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Awsome service
No Body
Awsome service
Date: January 11, 2022
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Eric is very professional and...
Shawn Kelly
Eric is very professional and offers exceptional repair at fair pricing. I highly recommend him for your transmission or clutch issues.
Date: January 10, 2022
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That worked out well .
Douglas Boa
That worked out well .
Date: January 10, 2022
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great staff!!
Kieran Williams
great staff!!
Date: January 9, 2022
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They are GREAT good service...
Roger Toal
They are GREAT good service repaired my transmission rides like new I would tell everybody to visit MR transmission for great service thank you guys
Date: January 8, 2022
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Driving through Toronto from out...
Colin Puchala
Driving through Toronto from out of town we had transmission problems with our van. Ray at Mister Transmission was an absolute star!! After calling several places, I talked to Ray and he was very welcoming and said to bring it over and he would take a look. From the very beginning, I totally trusted his advice and he was accomodating considering our situation. He gave us the straight facts and information that we needed and truly helped us out. Too bad that we are not from the area as he would definitely be someone that I would trust with my vehicles and who would become our "go to" guy. Thanks Ray so much for your help!
Date: January 8, 2022
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Good place to work
General Manager
Excellent employees and staff, Owner is fair and involved the way one should be , I have nothing negative to say :) If you like cars , then it's a great environment to work in.
Date: January 7, 2022
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Excellent and quick service. Addressed...
Henri R
Excellent and quick service. Addressed the complaint I came in with and identified that it would be covered under warranty from a previous service. No charge and yet I wouldn't have known the difference had they charged me for the issue. I'm a repeat customer here and they have treated me kindly and provided very good service each time.
Date: January 6, 2022
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Very professional, honest service! Kris...
Dave Mclean
Very professional, honest service! Kris was great to deal with, and very informative. Highly recommend!
Date: January 6, 2022
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Featured Services
Transmission Repair

The evolution of transmissions has made these machines and systems increasingly complex. When transmission repairs are required, determining the cause and cure for what ails can be tricky.

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Transmission Technology

At Mister Transmission we have access to leading-edge diagnostic equipment, enabling us to offer you the fastest and most accurate findings about what’s going on inside your vehicle’s transmission.

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Transmission Maintenance & Service

Just as you have other parts of your car serviced, your transmission needs maintenance to ensure a long life and avoid transmission problems.

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