Toys: Mega Brands

Name: Mega Brands

Products: Construction toys

Manufactured In: Montreal, Quebec

Where to Buy: Toys R Us, Amazon and other toy retailers online and in stores


Canadian Owned: No

Mega Brands started in 1967 as Ritvik Holdings. It was founded by Victor Bertrand together with his wife Rita. The company started as a distributor of toys made outside Canada and facilitated contracts between Canadian manufacturers and foreign brands.

The company changed its name in May 2002 to Mega Blocks and went public on the Toronto Stock Exchange. It changed its name again in 2006, this time from Mega Blocks to Mega Brands.

Today, the company is owned by Mattel. However, they continue to manufacture toys in Canada. You can purchase Mega Brands products online or from a wide range of stores both online and in brick-and-mortar locations.