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As both a manufacturer and an art supply store, we supply you with top quality stretcher frames, fine cotton and linen canvas, and the best of all other materials needed to support your artwork. When working with Upper Canada Stretchers, you will feel that satisfaction in every encounter with our stretcher bars for artists’ canvases and extended line of products.

Since 2001, Upper Canada Stretchers has become well known for making professional-quality stretcher frames that remain straight and true even in very large sizes and for doing so with quick turnaround times, allowing you to get started at what you do best! We produce 8 unique, fully keyable profiles that have been developed to meet a wide range of needs.  Click to see more information about each stretcher bar profile and to help you choose which one is best for your work. Here is some additional information to lead you through some of the considerations for choosing the right stretchers for your project, or you are always welcome to contact us for advice.

Upper Canada Stretchers also custom designs and fabricates keyable stretchers, non-keyable strainer frames, and even floating frames in limitless shapes and sizes using state-of-the-art CNC technology. This allows us to meet the unique design requirements of our many professional artists in Canada, the United States, and around the world. Give us a call at 1-800-561-4944 or fill out our quote form to start the conversation about what we can do to assist with your project!

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Available online in five different profiles and in lengths from 6″ to 84″. Order stock sizes to save up to 40% off custom sizing. Instant quotes on custom-sized frames! Volume discounts available.

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Floating Frames for Paintings


Affordable, easy to assemble, and available in six different finishes, floater frames give your paintings or canvas prints that clean, finished look that you desire.

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Dimensional commercial signage, architectural pieces, fine furniture, and much more! Our creative team & machining are all in-house, allowing us to offer extensive customization that is replicable, allowing you to produce finely detailed pieces at a vastly lowered cost over hand carving.

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Professional quality Cotton Duck Canvas and Belgian Linen in widths ranging from 60″ to 144″. Primed & unprimed. Sold by the yard or up to 55-yard rolls.

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You bought a beautiful painting on vacation or had a canvas print made of your favourite photograph. Now what do you do with it? Let us walk you through it!

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The latest from our Blog


Floater Frames Ideal for Showcasing Fine Art

July 17, 2018 — Once you’ve acquired a fantastic piece of art, you need a frame to do it justice. Floater frames are our most popular option, given their affordability and visually appealing design. They don’t add a great deal of weight or bulk, and provide a clean profile that really helps your paintings or photo prints on canvas pop.   Floater frames are...

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Ohio Artist Tim Lancaster's Heavy Duty Stretcher Bars Experience

July 10, 2018 — Ohio artist Tim Lancaster wrote in to share his experience with our heavy duty stretcher bars, as well as the results of his framers stress-testing an 85″ bar. He shared this excellent piece of work on a 60 x 60″ canvas stretcher, as well.     “I’m writing to say a quick thank you to all involved with the...

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Stunning 11.5' Pablo Griss on Canvas Installed in Caracas

June 25, 2018 — When artist Pablo Griss needed a canvas stretcher over 11-feet wide for a home installation in Caracas, Venezuela, he enlisted the experts at for the custom build.     Born in Caracas, Griss moved to New York and graduated from Columbia University School of Visual Arts in 1995. Today, he splits his time between studios in Caracas and Berlin. ...

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Why Choose Upper Canada Stretchers art supply store?

We enjoy our work and take pleasure in making our stretcher business friendly and efficient for our customers.  When you choose Upper Canada Stretchers you can count on:

  • Professionally-made keyable stretchers:  Our material and manufacturing standards are very high. You’ll be pleased to discover how satisfying it is to work with properly made, fully keyable stretchers.
  • Prompt Deliveries:  We ship most custom orders by courier or LTL transport in 3 to 5 days and stock orders in 1 to 2 days.  All shipments are confirmed with customers and tracked to ensure trouble-free delivery within Canada, the United States, and overseas.
  • Personal Attention:  We offer you friendly and competent customer service just a toll-free phone call away at 1.800.561.4944 or by email.
  • Convenience:   You can purchase many of our products online, including custom-sized frames. You can also place orders or request quotes anytime by email.
  • Creative Design Team:  We offer experienced design and engineering staff for fabrication of unique designs and troubleshooting for any challenging project you might be involved in.
  • In-House CNC Technology: We do all of our own 3D machining in-house, meaning that we can offer extensive customization and control in all aspects of a project, from the design and materials through machining and finishing.
  • Our Guarantee:  We will replace any product that fails to meet our high standards at no extra cost to the customer.


  • Order stretchers in imperial or metric units
  • Made to any size you want, accurate to within  1/16 inch (1 mm)
  • Order as individual bars or as complete frames
  • We custom make very small to very large stretchers – 6 inches to 30 feet and over!

Which stretcher profile is best for my needs?