We have just celebrated 10 years as a dedicated Benjamin Moore Paint Store!
In fact, our history as a Benjamin Moore retailer goes back much further than that - 82 years of continuous service in Leaside, to be exact.
Back in 1933, Gord Davies established his hardware store – Gord Davies Hardware – at 539 (now 1539) Bayview Ave (opposite Belsize) - a couple of stores North of where our store is currently located. From the very beginning,, Gord chose the best paint product - Benjamin Moore - as the paint line he would offer to his customers. Over the years, the hardware store changed owners – and its name – all the while continuing to offer Benjamin Moore paint products.
In 1979 Carmel & Raymond Gork purchased the hardware store, then operating under the Home Hardware banner, and continued operating the business as a hardware store for the next 26 years, with Benjamin Moore as its paint line, notwithstanding the fact that Home Hardware manufactured its own paint line.
Finally, in 2005, realizing that the space the hardware store occupied was insufficient to accommodate the wide range of products offered by Home Hardware, Carmel & Raymond took the decision to convert the store into a dedicated Benjamin Moore paint retailer, and Leaside Paint Centre was born.
At Leaside Paint Centre, we have a very simple mission statement;
“We deliver Gold Standard service and we sell only the best paint product.”
To assist you in all your home decorating and home improvement needs, we are happy to offer the following products, including premium Benjamin Moore® coatings:
• Regal Select – Top quality interior and exterior coatings
• Aura – Benjamin Moore’s ultra-premium range of interior and exterior coatings
• Natura – a range of zero-VOC coatings suited to areas like nurseries, babies’ bedrooms
• Ben – a quality budget range for use in rental properties.
• Advance - Water-borne alkyd (Suited for use on trim)
• Grand Entrance - a premium product for entrance doors.
• Arborcoat - a range of exterior wood stains
• UltraSpec - Architectural-grade coatings
• EcoSpec - Suited for use in Health-Care facilities – Doctors’ offices, Dental offices, Long-ter m care facilities
Bring your kids to see our model railway layout in our front window. Your kids (and you) will love it!
We also carry a full range of specialty coatings under the Insl-x brand (a Benjamin Moore subsidiary)
In keeping with our mission to provide a comprehensive range of paint-related services, we also offer the following services;
Computer colour-reading (Bring in a dime-sized colour sample and we will read it)
We have over 30 years’ experience in computer colour-matching!
Need a custom-colour spray paint? – we do that!
For your convenience, our store hours are;
Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
We are closed on all Statutory Public Holidays
Need parking? We have reserved parking in back of our store.
Watch for our banner at Leaside Memorial Gardens Arena!
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 416 489 7900
Need a paint contractor? Check our Contractor List on this website
Got a paint project? Our paint is never “on sale” – until you need it “on sale”. Give us a call for more details.
Almost all the paint we sell is zero- or low- VOC, in compliance with State of California environmental standards. (The toughest in the world).