Suppliers List
Here are a list of places to get stuff around town:


Applied Industrial Technologies
124B Oakdale Road
Toronto, Ontario

Phone: 416 743-5713
Fax: 416 743-2993
Website: http://www.appliedcanada.com/

Looks like this crew took over Toronto Bearing and Belting. Haven't been the new place so I don't know what it's like. Selection of bearings and belting. Check their website for other locations.

Canadian Bearings Ltd.
1600 Drew Rd.
Mississauga, ON
L5S 1S5

Phone: (905) 670-7422 #6374
Fax: (905) 670-7466
Web Site: www.canadianbearings.com
email: Sales@canadianbearings.com

Minimums $10.00 Restocking 15%. High quality. High cost.


The Book Depository

Web Site: www.bookdepository.com

On line book seller offering great values. I buy a lot of books from Amazon but here's a place I stumbled upon that's often WAY better price wise. And offers free shipping to boot. Check The Amateur's Lathe for example.


155 Signet Drive
North York, Ontario
M9L 1V1

Phone: 416 745-1304
Fax: 416 745-6844
Web Site: www.camcarb.com

All kinds of compressed gases and welding supplies.


A-1 Electronic Parts
196 North Queen Street
Toronto, Ontario
M9C 4Y1

Phone: 416 255-0343
Fax: 416 255-4617
Web Site: www.a1parts.com

All kinds of electronic surplus bought and sold.

Active Components
3790 Victoria Park Ave., Suite 100
Toronto, Ontario

Phone: 416 498-9886
Web Site: www.active123.com

New electronic components. Catalogue available.

Active Surplus
347 Queen Street W.
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 2A4

Phone: 416 593-0909
Fax: 416 593-0057
Toll free: 800 465-5487
Web Site: www.activesurplus.com

Surplus components, computer parts, power supplies, chassis... And too much more to list. As with most surplus places the stock tends to vary from day to day. So you really need to call or visit.

Active Surplus
5601 Steeles Ave. W.
Unit 3
Toronto, Ontario
M9L 1S7

Phone: 416 593-0909
Fax: 416 593-0057
Toll free: 800 465-5487
Web Site: www.activesurplus.com

Same crew with a lot of the same junk.. Er, I mean ... :-) Just east of Lee Valley on Steeles.

All Electronics Corporation
14928 Oxnard Street
Van Nuys, California

Toll free: 888 826-5432
Fax: 818 781-2653
Web Site: www.allelectronics.com
email: allcorp@allcorp.com

Good selection of ever changing electronic surplus, gears, motors... Reasonable shipping.

Electrosonic Inc.
1100 Gorden Baker Rd.
Toronto, Ontario

Phone: 416 494-1555
Fax: 416 449-5131
Web Site: www.e-sonic.com

New components, catalogue available. Just about anything you might want but the prices are "top quality".

Electronic Surplus Industries
53 Sheffield St.
Toronto, Ontario

Phone: 416-240-1950

Surplus test equipment, transformers, caps, pots, knobs, tubes, connectors, sockets, relays, coils and variable caps, ... Hours vary so you are best to call ahead to make sure that they are open.

RTC Electronics
1350 Matheson Blvd., # 10A
Mississauga, Ontario

Phone: 905 624-9986
Web Site: www.rtcemall.com

Sayal Electronics
3791 Victoria Park Ave.
Toronto, Ontario

Phone: 416 494-8999
Web Site: www.sayal.com

Surplus semiconductors, passive components, transformers and AC adapters. Inventory list available for download from their website.

Supremetronic Inc. (Honson Computers)
289 College Street West
Toronto, Ontario

Phone: 416 967-9333
Fax: 416 323-2234
Web Site: www.supremetronic.com

Electronic components of all sorts. Used to be beside Active Surplus on Queen but moved into new digs.

Toronto Surplus & Scientific Inc.

Phone: 905 887-0007
Phone: 416 490-8865
Fax: 905 887-0006
Web Site: www.torontosurplus.com

Buy / sell electronic & Scientific test instruments, aircraft parts, communication equipment, optics...
PLEASE NOTE! They had a store front on Gorden Baker Road but it has been closed down. You can call or just visit their web site.


Hobby Hobby Inc.
128 Queen Street South
Mississauga, ON
L5M 1K8

Phone: 905-858-7978
Phone: 800-352-9971
Fax: 905-819-9640
Web site: www.hobbyhobby.com

All kinds of Radio Control stuff and associated model boats, cars, airplanes... Helpful sales staff and good pricing but not very knowledgeable about robotics.

The Hobby Shoppe
318 Broadway, Unit 8
Orangeville, ON
L9W 1L3

Phone: 519 938-2700

New kid on the block. Radio Control stuff and associated model boats, cars, airplanes... But not a big selection. Helpful sales staff and good pricing.

Hobby Home Inc.
1681 Yonge St. (south of Steeles)
North York, ON
M2M 3X9

Phone: 416 221-8411
Web site: www.hobbyhome.ca

Mostly RC car stuff with some used gear. I've had some feedback that they are somewhat sticky when it comes to return merchandise asking 20% restocking fee. YMMV.

Ideal Hobbies
12 Commerce Par4k Dr., Unit K
Barrie, ON
L4N 8WW8

Phone: 705 725-9965
Phone: 800 799-2484
Fax: 705 725-6289
Web site: www.idealhobbies.com

All kinds of Radio Control stuff and associated model boats, cars, airplanes... Helpful sales staff and good pricing. If it's not busy and the owner, Gavin Bach, is there, you can engage him in a philosophical discussion. You get the world according to Bach. No extra charge.

Keith's Hobby Shop Ltd
5205 Yonge
North York, ON

Phone: (416) 222-4721
Fax: (416) 222-4895
Web site: www.keithshobbyshop.com

Another place that has given up on the bricks and mortar. Check their site for scale models but not much else.

P.M. Research, Inc
4110 Niles Hill Road
Wellsville, N.Y. 14895

Phone 585-593-3169
Web site: www.pmresearchinc.com

Kits of machine shop tools - miniature lathes, mills, drill presses, etc. One thing I have bought from them is sheets of imitation brick. They also have kits & plans for steam and Sterling engines.


Sculpture Supply Canada
345 Munster Avenue
Toronto, Ontario,
Canada M8Z 3C6

Phone: 416-234-1075
Toll Free: 866-285-5509
Fax: 416-234-1516
Web Site: http://www.sculpturesupply.com/

Tools, materials and technical support for sculpture and mold making. They also have an associated company that does bronze castings.

Skara Metal Foundry
930 Kamato Road
Mississauga, ON
L4W 2R6

Phone: (905) 625-9083
Fax: (905) 625-5342

A very interesting place to say the least. Prices quoted are quite reasonable.

They do non ferrous castings in aluminum, brass and bronze. And they will take loose patterns - one doesn't have to put them on a match plate. In many instances they can cast from the original part as well. And the best thing, they will do one, two or or any number of pieces - no mimimun order. One can just walk in, nothing formal with them.


Cadillac Plastics
91 Kelfield
Rexdale, Ontario

Phone: 416 249-8311
Web Site: professional plastics

Acrylic and Lexan plastics supply and cutoffs, glues. Helpful. Looks to have been taken over by Professional Plastics. See website.

Johnston Industrial Plastics
20 Fleeceline Road
Toronto, Ontario
M8V 2K3

Phone: 416 252-9551
Toll Free: 800 268-2220
Fax: 416 255-7706
Web Site: www.johnstonplastics.com

Good selection of different plastics. Helpful. Prices are reasonable.


Black and Decker Factory Service Outlet
1480 Dundas Street East
Mississauga, Ontario
L5C 1E9

Phone: 905 277-0011

Repair depot for Black and Decker and DeWalt tools. Cordless motor and gear assemblies are available if you don't want to strip down drills and screwdrivers.

Mitutoyo MTI Canada Ltd.
2121 Meadowvale Blvd.
Mississauga, Ontario
L5N 5N1

Phone: 905 821-1261
Fax: 905 821-4968
email: info@mitutoyo.ca
Web Site: http://www.mitutoyo.ca/

You can't buy anything there. But they have the BEST product service I have ever experienced!


Rama Surplus
735 Albert St.
Oshawa, Ontario

Phone: 905 434-3626

All kinds of stuff. You never know what's going to turn up. It's worth the drive to Oshawa! :-)

TOOLS & Industrial Supply

Atlas Machinery Supply Ltd.
233 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 1Z4

Phone: 416 598-3553
Web Site: www.atlas-machinery.com

Power and precision tools. Good selection of Starrett and Mitutoyo product. Friendly service. No junk. Fair prices. Call for hours.

Busy Bee
130 Great Gulf Dr
Concord,, Ontario
L4K 5W1

Phone: 905-738-5115
Fax: 905 738-9143
Web Site: busybeetools.ca

Good selection of offshore wood and metalworking products. Not always the best quality. But they do carry such brands like Bosch and Makita.

Cisco Industrial Sales
5937 Dixie Rd.
L4W 1E8

Phone: 905 670-1360

Industrial tools, equipment and supplies. Sign says "industry only" so bring along your company name and tax number.

DoALL (DGI Supply)
10 Meridian Rd.
Rexdale, Ontario
M9W 4Z8

Phone: 416 675-7015
Also: 888 363-6255
Web Site: www.doall.com

Industrial tools, equipment and supplies. And bandsaws. Don't forget bandsaws! Not your normal retail outlet but they do have a customer counter and very competitive pricing.

KBC Tools & Machinery
6300 Kennedy Rd. Unit #1
Mississauga, Ontario

Phone: 905 564-6600
Fax: 905 564-1611
Web Site: www.kbctools.com

Large selection of tools, tooling and machine tools. Friendly helpful staff, but the $25.00 minimum drives me crazy!

Princess Auto
6608 Dixie Rd. (at Midway)
Mississauga, Ontario

Phone: 905 564-1011
Fax: 905 564-8023
Web Site: www.princessauto.com

New and surplus parts galore. Wheels, motors, chain, metal working, electronic, tools... Some junk. Some good quality stuff but never a hassle if you need to return anything.

Try Hard Industrial Supply Company Ltd
1411 Courtneypark Drive East,
Malton, ON L5T 2E3

Phone: 905 565-8700
Fax: 905-565-8018
Web Site: www.tryhard.net
email: info@tryhard.net

They don't always, but usually worth a try! :-) Industrial tooling and supplies. No "quality import" junk but prices are accordingly high.


5511 Steeles Ave., W.
Weston, Ontario
M9L 1S7

Phone: 416 741-0750
Fax: 416 741-0230
Web Site: www.ableorings.com

O-rings in just about any material and size you may want.

Aluminum Casting Alloys
5915 Atlantic Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L4W 1S4

Phone: 905 564-0992
Fax: 905 564-0667
email: bbieber@idirect.com

These guys normally melt down the stuff and sell it to other industries that use it for casting. All kinds of odd parts at great prices. But you never know what you are going to get. Ask for Ben Bieber.

Fastenal Industrial and Construction Supplies
1-1150 Kerrisdale Blvd.
Newmarket, Ontario
L3Y 8Z9

Phone: 905 868-9447
Fax: 905 868-9383
Web Site: www.fastenal.com

All kinds of industrial supplies with lots of different locations to choose from. Over the years I have found that the service is, shall we say, uneven. Depends on who's behind the counter. This is one of the best I have come across. Ask for Mark Amos.

Metal Express
1911 Albion Road
Rexdale, Ontario
M9W 5S8

Phone: 416 675-9777
Toll Free: 888 478-3357
Fax: 416 675-0987

Large selection of iron, steel but no aluminum.

The Metal Place Inc.
2080 Steeles Ave. E., Unit # 12
Brampton, Ontario
L6T 4Z9

Phone: 905 792-0331
Fax: 905 792-7823

Good selection of steels at reasonable prices.

Metal Supermarkets
310 Millway Avenue, Unit 3
Concord, Ontario
L4K 3W3

Phone: 905 660-7555
Fax: 905 660-1401
Toll Free: 800 224-0306
24 hour: 416 953-1518
email: msconc@netcom.ca

Great selection of metals, shapes.. But you pay for the convenience. There are several stores around Toronto. This one seems to treat me the best.

Perrin H & W Co Ltd.
90 Thorncliffe Park Dr.
Don Mills, Ontario
M4W 1N5

Phone: 416 422-4600

Jewellers and clock makers supplies. Expensive.


A & M Wood Specialty
357 Eagle Street N.
Cambridge, Ontario
N3H 5M2

Phone: 519 653-9322
Toll Free: 800 265-0624
Toll Free: 800 265-2759
Fax: 519 653-3441
Web Site: www.amwoodinc.com
email: mail@forloversofwood.com

Just about any kind of local or exotic wood you'd ever want.


Lee Valley Tools Ltd.
5701 Steeles Ave. W.
Weston, Ontario
M9L 1S7

Phone: 416 746-0850
Web Site: www.leevalley.com

Mostly woodworking tools but some that can be used for metalworking. Service and quality are usually pretty good but few real bargains. Check their website for other locations.