|Dramatically downsized for 1979, the Oldsmobile Toronado could be powered by diesel or a gasoline V-8 mill. Lumped in with sales for the Olds 98, Canadians buy 8,456 units all told during the calendar year.|
|October 23: Not just for Torontonians anymore, satellite signals feed local presses from coast to coast to make the Globe & Mail Canada’s National Newspaper.|
|November 16: Six days after a CP Rail car jumped the tracks and spilled toxic chlorine, the 250,000 evacuated residents of Mississauga, Ontario are allowed to return home. Business owners in the affluent Toronto suburb estimate they have lost $40 million worth of revenue during the evacuation.|
Despite the rising Deutsch Mark in 1979, West Germany’s Volkswagen takes the Number Nine spot in domestic sales. Only a handful of Volkswagen Beetle convertibles are sold.