Tools: Garant 🍁

Name: Garant

Products: Gardening tools, shovels, snow shovels, hammers, carts

Manufactured In: Saint-Francois, Quebec and Woodstock, New Brunswick (wooden handles)

Where to Buy: Canadian Tire, Home Hardware and many other retailers

Website: garant.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Garant manufactures 11 million tools per year and employs 400 people at their facilities in Quebec and New Brunswick. They are very clear about the Canadian content involved in their manufacturing process, with a detailed page about what each symbol means.

Having started in 1895, Garant is now Canada’s largest manufacturer of non-powered tools.

Tools: Rolgear ratcheting screwdrivers 🍁

Name: Rolgear

Products: Ratcheting screwdrivers

Manufactured in: Ashcroft, BC

Where to buy: Lee Valley Tools, Home Hardware, online

Website: www.rolgear.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Rolgear manufactures a full line of ratcheting screwdrivers. If you’ve ever used a ratchet or ratcheting screwdriver, you know they tend to be loud. Rolgear’s founder, Robert Suter, invented a patented silent and smooth ratcheting system. The ratcheting system is warranted for life.

Tools: Armytek 🍁

Name: Armytek

Products: Flashlights, flashlight accessories

Manufactured In: Canada

Where to buy:  Online

Website: www.armytek.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

Armytek produces high-quality flashlights and accessories, currently with 32 models sold across 52 countries. Their website claims that their products can survive 10-floor drops or submersions of 50 meters, and have a 10-year warranty. They manufacture in Canada at their own factory, though it seems they source components from the USA and Japan.

Tools: Juniper BBQ Scraper 🍁

Name: Juniper BBQ Scraper

Product: Barbecue scraper

Manufactured in: Canada

Where to buy: List of stores here

Website: juniperbbqscraper.com

Canadian Owned: Yes

The Juniper BBQ Scraper is a wooden alternative to bristle barbecue scrapers. The long handle allows you to keep your hands safe while still effectively removing debris. They use locally sourced Canadian juniper wood for their product and are a family-owned company.

 

Tools: Lee Valley Tools 🍁

Name: Lee Valley Tools

Products:  Woodworking and gardening tools

Manufactured in: Ottawa, Ontario (Veritas line of tools)

Website: leevalley.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Lee Valley is a retailer of tools and related products, growing out of Ottawa to 18 locations as well as a strong online and mail order business. Plus my dad likes them.

Tools: Gray Tools 🍁

Name: Gray Tools

Products: Professional quality hand tools and toolboxes

Manufactured in: Brampton, Ontario

Website: shopgraytools.com

Canadian owned: Yes

Founded in 1912, Gray Tools is one of the only Canadian tool manufacturers still in existence. With 4,000 products available and 60 workers manufacturing in Brampton, Gray is privately owned and active in supporting community causes. Their Dynamic line is made outside of Canada, however.