Snow City Cycle Marine
It began with a passion. In 1971, George Persichillii opened a 450 square foot garage to work on snowmobiles. An avid rider himself, this was a way for Persichilli to combine his love of the sport with a career. What he didn’t know at the time was this was the beginning of the largest Powersports dealer in the GTA: Snow City Cycle Marine.
“My dad enjoyed snowmobiles and wanted to ride them and that was the precipice for starting Snow City Cycle Marine. It started because he wanted to be able to enjoy them,” says assistant GM Antoinette Persichilli-Ball, George’s daughter. “It was a passion for snowmobiles and it extended from there so he could enjoy them even more.”
The epicentre for Southern Ontario snowmobiling and watercraft enthusiasts is located on Kennedy Road in Scarborough in a 12,500 square foot warehouse, which houses the best in personal watercrafts, motorcycles, snow mobiles, All Terrain Vehicles and side-by-sides. Servicing Hamilton, Barrie, Ottawa, and Kitchener, Snow City Cycle Marine has the top of the line models from Yamaha, Suzuki, Kawasaki, Artic Cat, Can-Am, Ski Doo, Sea Doo, and Bombardier.
As Ontario has definitely rolled out the white carpet for ski mobiling this winter, and with over 30,000 kilometers of trails, Snow City Cycle Marine is a vital resource for riders both new and old. Although Snow City Cycle Marine began with snow mobiles, the company has responded to market demands, sharing its focus with water craft and motorcycles. The shop’s staff is renowned for their knowledge of all makes and models products, with most of the team being with the company for at least 10 years.
“It’s always been a family atmosphere here,” says Persichilli-Ball. “We strive to be a friendly atmosphere, very causal, with no pressure sales.”
Rocky Aguanno is the Sales Manager at Snow City Cycle Marine, and loves the Power sport industry and what is has to offer, though he says it can be difficult to work around at times. “It’s really hard,” he laughs. “Everyone says ‘You have the greatest job in the world’, but it can be hard to not go out on these crafts as often as we’d like to.” Aguanno oversees the best in Grand touring and sports models in the shop, and can talk advancements in comfort and power in all of his models.
With a full service dealership, Snow City Cycle Marine has over 40 years’ experience in all markets. The team’s experienced service technicians “are the best in the business”, according to Persichelli-Ball, and undergo constant education, training and workshops to deliver the best in service and maintenance on the full range of makes and models.
As a full service dealership, Snow City Cycle Marine offers a full range of OEM parts and accessories, and helpful staff to help ensure customers receive exactly what they need. If they can’t make it to the shop directly, Snow City Cycle Marine’s helpful online ordering service ensures speedy delivery of whatever parts are necessary for a fun adventure on their respective power craft.
“Snow City is one of the best motorcycle shops I have used over the years,” says customer Tom Gaitanis. “They are always very helpful and friendly. Because of the great service they have I recommend them to others. I have purchased two bikes from them and motorcycle gear as well.”
As Ontario has definitely rolled out the white carpet for ski mobiling this winter, and with over 30,000 kilometers of trails in the province and thousands of lakes, Snow City Cycle Marine are the go-to experts on how to make the most fun out of our seasons.