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Canadian
Jigsaw Puzzle

Companies

 

The following is a list of companies that have produced or are producing Canadian puzzles. Click on the name to go to that company's page.

Note: The names in red have no information yet. These names were provided by Anne Williams, author of the great book Jigsaw Puzzles, An Illustrated History and Price Guide 1990. Ms. Williams also provided the type and format of the puzzles produced as well as the location and the time period in which the company operated for some or all of the years. I will add information on these companies as I collect it.

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(Special Note on Dating Canadian Puzzles.

Also chronology of Canadian Puzzles.)

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  • Albert, G.T. Regina, SK (child, hand-cut, year 2000+)
  • Art Inc

  • Ashton-Potter, Toronto, ON (child/adult, hand/die cut, 1926-1945)
  • Aubry, Roger Erickson, BC (child, hand-cut wooden, 1976-1999)
  • Aurora Products Canada (child, diecut, 1946-1975)
  • The Canada Best, Toronto, ON (adult, handcut, 1926-1945)
  • Canadian Sales Check Book Co, Toronto, ON (adult, diecast, 1926-1945)
  • Canada Games Company

  • The Canadian Group

  • CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation)

  • Carleton Cards Ltd, Toronto, ON (novelty, adult, diecut, 1976-1999)
  • F.J. Clarkson

  • Copp Clark Ltd.

  • David Lord Ltd

  • Dollar Store and Similar Puzzles

  • Dominion Stores Canada (adult, diecut, 1926-1945)
  • Duchess Canada (adult, diecut, 1946-1975)
  • Editions Heritage Inc

  • Educational Beginnings, Mississaugua, ON (novelty, diecut, 1976-1999)
  • Evergreen Press Ltd., Vancouver, BC (novelty, diecut, 1946-1975)
  • FirstArt Design, Montreal, Quebec (children, diecut puzzle art, 1976-1999)
  • Frolic Toys, ON (adult, diecut, 1946-1975)
  • Gay Distributing Company

  • Giers Popular Jig Saw Puzzles (adult, handcut, 1926-1945)
  • Golden

  • Grander, Montreal, QU (children's blocks, hand-cut, 1926-1945)
  • Grandpa's Workshop (children, hand-cut, 1976-1999)
  • Hobbycraft Canada

  • Ideal Real Jig-Saw (adult, hand-cut, 1926-1945)
  • International Dispensaco, Quebec (adult, diecut, 1946-1975)
  • Irwin Toys Canada (children, diecut, 1946-1975)
  • Kennedy, Harry, Charlottetown, PE (adult, diecut, 1976-1999)
  • Kinderbright Toys, Port Williams, NS (children, diecut, 1976-1999)
  • Lawson & Jones, London, ON (adult, diecut (jig of the week), 1926-1945
  • Lovell, John & Son, Montreal, QU (adult, diecut, 1926-1945)
  • Lynn's Craft Shop and Gallery, Igonish, NS (adult, diecut, 1976-1999)
  • Magnaplay Inc, Vancouver, BC (novelty, diecut?, 1976-1999)
  • Makram, Michel, Montreal, QU (children, hand-cut, 1976-1999)
  • Mazooma Utterson, ON (children, hand-cut, 1976-1999)
  • McLean & Smithers, Toronto, ON (novelty & adult, hand-cut, 1926-1945)
  • Menzies, Toronto, ON (adult, hand-cut, 1926-1945)
  • Model Craft Jig-Saw Puzzle (Somerville?) (adult, diecut, 1946-1975)
  • Milton Bradley Canada Inc

  • Morin, Michael T., Aylmer, Quebec (adult, hand-cut, 2000+, "black bears")
  • Multiconcept Designs Inc., Hamilton, ON (novelty, diecut, 1976-1999)
  • New Self-Locking Jigsaw (adult, diecut, 1926-45)
  • North River Workshop, Heinsburg, AB (children, hand-cut, 1976-1999)
  • Northern Games Company

  • Ontario Inc. ON (adult, diecut, 1976-1999 , "Big Spill"
  • Ontex

  • Orb Factory, Halifax, NS (novelty, diecut, 1976-1999)
  • Pacific Products, Weston, ON (children, diecut, 1976-1999). Note: a division of Cyril Redford & Associates
  • Parker Brothers

  • Pastime Two in One? (adult, diecut, 1926-1945)
  • People's Circulating Library, Montreal, QU (novelty, diecut, 1976-1999)
  • Playtoy Industries

  • Pro Stars Publications (adult, diecut, 1946-1975)
  • Promotional Puzzles of Canadian Companies

  • Red Seal Picture Puzzle (adult, diecut, 1926-1945)
  • Regal Stationery

  • Rolark Canada, Montreal?, QU (adult, diecut, 1926-1945)
  • Simpson, Paul, Stouffville, ON (adult, hand-cut, 1976-1999)
  • Simpson, Robert Ltd., Montreal & Toronto (adult, hand-cut, 1926-1945)
  • Sleepy Hollow Creations, Sutton, QU (children, hand-cut, 1976-1999)
  • Stedman Bros. Ltd (adult, diecut, 1946-1975)
  • Somerville

  • Tormont Publications Inc., Montreal, QU (adult, diecut, 1946-1975)
  • Travel Enjoyment, Salmon Arm, BC (novelty, diecut, 1946-1975)
  • Unknown Manufacturers

  • Waddingtons

  • Wayside Games Ltd.

  • Wentworth Sales Co. (adult, diecut, 1926-1945)
  • White, Orville, Calgary, AB (adult, hand-cut, 1926-1945)
  • White, H.R., Winnipeg, MB (adult, hand-cut, 1926-1945)
  • Whitman

  • Wrebbit

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  • Zoodonyms, Port Sydney, ON (children, hand-cut, 2000+)
  • Special Section

    Jigsaw Maps of Canada

    Please contact me with any questions or information

    kmscouts@hotmail.com