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.