Mattresses: Endy 🍁

Name: Endy

Products: Memory foam mattresses, sheets, pillows

Manufactured In: Montreal, QC

Website: www.ca.endy.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Endy is a Canadian owned online matress distributer, praised by the Globe and Mail, and selling over 40,000 mattresses across Canada. Endy is highly praised and uses all-Canadian materials. They offer a 100-night trial, a 10-year warranty, and even interest-free financing. If you’re looking to sleep comfortably and support the Great White North, Endy may be the way to go.

 

Restaurants: Cara Operations / Recipe Unlimited Corporation 📈

Name: Cara Operations (pending name change to Recipe Unlimited Corporation)

Products: Restaurants

Headquartered In: Vaughan, ON

Website: www.cara.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Cara Operations, soon to be changing its name to Recipe Unlimited Corporation, is a Canadian company that holds the rights to many brands of restaurants across Canada. Based in Vaughan, ON, and employing approximately between 26,000-40,000 across Canada and the USA, Cara owns so many restaurant chains that there’s a good chance there are more than one of their restaurants a short drive away from you. Their restaurants include:

  • Swiss Chalet
  • Milestones
  • Montana’s
  • Kelsey’s
  • Harvey’s
  • Bier Markt
  • Casey’s
  • East Side Mario’s
  • New York Fries
  • Fionn MacCool’s
  • D’Arcy McGee’s
  • Paddy Flaherty’s
  • Tír nan Óg
  • The Keg
  • St-Hubert

As you can probably tell, Cara has a pretty big foothold in Canadian restaurants, so you should have no trouble finding one near you.

 

Restaurants: A&W 🍁

Name: A&W

Products: Fast Food

Headquartered In: North Vancouver, BC

Website: www.aw.ca

Canadian Owned: Yes

Though originally a part of the American A&W fast food chain when founded in Winnipeg, MB in 1956, A&W was sold to Unilever, a British-Dutch company in 1972. However, the management bought out the chain in 1995, eliminating any corporate ties outside of Canada. Now, A&W is based in North Vancouver, BC, employing over 35,000 people as of 2016. With A&W being the second largest fast food burger chain in Canada, with over 850 restaurants, you shouldn’t be hard-pressed to find one next time you feel the urge for a burger.

Automobiles: General Motors 📈

Name: General Motors of Canada

Products: Chevrolet Impala, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Equinox

Manufactured In: Oshawa, ON & Ingersoll, ON

Website: http://www.gm.ca/gm/

Canadian Owned: No

GM Canada is a Canadian subsidiary General Motors, headquartered in Oshawa, ON. According to the Government of Canada’s list of vehicles made in Canada in 2017, GM Canada manufactures the Chevrolet Impala and the Cadillac XTS in Oshawa, ON, and the Chevrolet Equinox in Ingersoll, ON. As with Ford and Chrysler, parts and money will flow back and forth across the border, but the cars themselves are put together in Canada.

Barbecues: Napoleon Grills 🍁

Name: Napoleon Grills (Wolf Steel Canada)

Products: Barbecues/Grills

Manufactured In: Barrie, ON

Website: https://www.napoleongrills.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Napoleon Grills, born of Wolf Steel Ltd., is “North America’s largest privately owned manufacturer of quality wood and gas fireplaces (inserts and stoves), gourmet gas and charcoal grills, outdoor living products, and heating & cooling products”, and Canada’s only manufacturer of gas furnaces. Based out of Barrie since the late 1970s, the Napoleon Grills brand provides the barbecues you need while keeping it in Canada. Warning: Napoleon has a line of cheaper made in China grills that are sold at Canadian Tire – make sure you buy the Canadian line!