The Barn: Established in 1963
The Barn began as The Nook in Oakville in 1963. We soon outgrew that location and expanded to our current Mississauga location in 1969. The business was actually called A & A Antiques in order to be first in the phone book – that was important at the time. A & A Antiques is still our corporation name, but since everyone just called us The Barn, we went ahead and bought the name. For the 70s, 80s and into the 90s, we were primarily a wholesale business, and imported antiques from the US and Europe. The Barn supplied many antique stores in Ontario and even Quebec. When one of our antique dealer customers started making furniture, we tried a few pieces. That is how we first got into reproductions. Today, our business is primarily retail and rental and supply for film and television productions.
The Barn has the perfect location, with our impressive inventory housed in a building that is almost 200 years old. Built in the 1820s on Clarkson Rd, our building was originally an apple barn. A hundred years later, it was moved to its current location, and a front room and fireplace were added. Our location has been an antique store in one form or another since the 1920s. The Barn has had the same ownership since 1969, with the exceptional products and service our customers have come to expect. To see what we have in store, stop by The Barn today!