Toronto, Ontario, Canada- May 24, 2002. Introduction event by MINI CANADA in Toronto. 2002 Mini Coopers, small luxury cars parked on Toronto Public Grounds of former air field in the city, today public park. Cars are fully stock, as sold from Canadian MINI dealers in 2002. These were the R50 and R53 models, with 4 cylinder engine. Mini has been around since 1959 and has been owned and issued by various car manufacturers. It is currently distributed as a BMW brand of vehicles.