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Companies Founded in Toronto

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List of notable businesses founded in Toronto, listed alphabetically with corporate logos when available. This list includes some of the largest, most profitable companies that were founded in Toronto. The famous Toronto companies and corporations on this list include both public and private corporations. You can find information about the popular companies on this list, such as what industry they're part of. When available you can click on the successful Toronto company's names to find out even more about them.

With items ranging from Questrade to Toronto-Dominion Bank, this is a great starting point for a list of your favorites.

This list answers the questions, "What companies were founded in Toronto?" and "What are the biggest Toronto companies?"

If you're a Toronto native then this list of the biggest Toronto companies will make you proud. This list is also an excellent resource if you're doing research on reputable businesses from Toronto.
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    AES Eletropaulo is a major Brazilian power distributor in the state of São Paulo, created in the breakup of the old state-owned power distribution company Eletropaulo that monopolized electricity...  more
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    Supermarket, Supermarket
    A&P Canada was a Canadian supermarket company from 1927 to 2009. In 1927, A&P opened its first stores in Canada. By 1929, A&P was present in 200 communities in Ontario and Quebec. A&P Canada left the...  more
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    Aird & Berlis LLP, is a full-service Canadian law firm. It is located in the Bay Street financial district of Toronto and employs over 140 lawyers....  more
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    Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. was a Toronto-based Canadian-American media company that operated primarily as a specialty service operator in Canada. Alliance Atlantis also had offices in...  more
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    All Other Consumer Goods Rental, Promoters of Performing Arts
    ASAP Tent and Party Rentals is an established rental company serving Toronto, the GTA and southern Ontario....
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    Bell Mobility is a Canadian CDMA, LTE and HSPA+ based wireless network and the division of Bell Canada which sells wireless services across Canada. Bell Mobility and its affiliates combined have just...  more
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    Bick's Pickle is a pickle producer in Canada originally based out of Scarborough, Ontario. The brand is now sold in Canada by U.S.-based The J.M. Smucker Co.. Bick's emerged in 1951 in the Toronto...  more
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    BioSteel Inc. is a developer and distributor of high performance nutritional supplements....  more
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    Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP; is a Canadian-based international business law firm. It is one of the "seven sisters" in Toronto, Canada. Founded in 1856 by Dominick Edward Blake, Blakes has offices in...  more
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    Thrifty's, Inc. is a Canadian lifestyle clothing brand that was established in 1984. The concept is designed to attract consumers aged 14–24 through its "If Jeans Could Talk" inspired image and...  more
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    Founded in 1981 in Toronto by two United Church ministers and two lay people, Bridgehead is a small fair trade coffeehouse chain which now has fifteen outlets in Ottawa, Canada. In addition to coffee...  more
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    Investment banking, Financial Services
    The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, commonly CIBC, is one of Canada's chartered banks, fifth largest by deposits. The bank is headquartered at Commerce Court in Toronto, Ontario. CIBC's...  more
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    CanDeal is a Canadian online exchange for Canadian dollar debt securities. It provides institutional investors access to liquidity for Canadian Government Bonds and money market instruments. CanDeal...  more
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    Catch the Fire Toronto, previously known as Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship is a non-denominational neocharismatic Christian church in Toronto, Canada. It is the flagship church of the Catch The...  more
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    Sports equipment, Manufacturing
    CCM, formerly an initialism for Canada Cycle & Motor Co. Ltd., is a sporting goods brand. The brand is held by two separate entities both maintaining the CCM trademark, one manufacturing ice hockey...  more
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    Sports equipment, Manufacturing
    CCM was an initialism for Canada Cycle & Motor Co. Ltd. The company would eventually split into two separate entities both maintaining the CCM trademark, one maintaining bicycle manufacturing and the...  more
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    Mass media, Conglomerate
    Corus Entertainment is a publicly traded Canadian media and entertainment conglomerate. Corus is a leading Canadian specialty television and radio producer, with additional assets in pay television,...  more
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    Chapters is a Canadian big box bookstore banner owned by Indigo Books and Music. Formerly a company in its own right competing with Indigo, the combined company has continued to operate both banners...  more
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    Financial Services
    Citi Canada is a unit of Citigroup of New York City. With roots in Canada dating back to 1919, the Canadian unit currently employs approximately 3,000 financial services workers in a range of...  more
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    Club Monaco is a mid-priced, high-end casual clothing retailer owned by Polo Ralph Lauren. With more than 140 locations worldwide, the retailer has locations in Canada, Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan,...  more
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    Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg LLP is an integrated firm of approximately 240 lawyers with offices in Toronto, Montreal, and New York. It is one of the Toronto law firms known as the Seven Sisters....  more
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    Delrina was a Canadian software company, which was founded in 1988 and was subsequently acquired by the American software firm Symantec in 1995. The company sold electronic form products, including...  more
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    Supermarket, Supermarket
    Dominion Stores was once a national chain of supermarkets in Canada, which was still known as the Dominion of Canada at the time of the company's founding. The chain was founded in 1919 in Ontario...  more