About Upper Canada Stretchers

Upper Canada Stretchers Crew

We don’t take the word “quality” lightly! Shortly after opening our doors in 2001, we shifted our focus from mass-produced, economy-grade stretchers to the crafting of professional stretchers made with the best designs and materials found anywhere on this planet; the finest quality kiln-dried pine, finger-jointed and laminated for extra strength in larger thicknesses and lengths, or solid wood for purists and conservators. Everything we sell is guaranteed to perform as expected or will be replaced free of charge.

You can count on our friendly hands-on service and problem solving. We’ll answer your questions and design any custom stretcher bar supports needed, in any usual or unusual configuration. Our dedicated professional wood crafters work as a team in a small but productive shop.

For the past 10 years, our stretcher profiles have been sold across North America, becoming the stretcher of choice for hundreds of professionals.  Our family of clientele include artists, photographers, galleries, conservators, print makers, collectors, and art supply stores at every level of ability and professional status. They tell us we make the best reasonably-priced art canvas support products available in North America. They have also said we give them the best and friendliest hands-on level of service. And that’s free!

Our clients can approach their work knowing their materials and tools will perform as needed, without hassle. You will feel that confidence and satisfaction in every encounter with Upper Canada Stretchers’ stretcher bars and other products. We supply you with top-quality stretcher bars, excellent cotton & linen canvas, and the best of all other materials you need to support your creativity.

The evolution to artisan frames was indeed a successful strategy. Since implementing this change, we have gained hundreds of new customers, many of whom have expressed their delight to have finally found professional stretchers and a supplier they can rely on.

We look forward to adding you to our list of satisfied customers.

Yours truly,
The Team at Upper Canada Stretchers


Have you got a photo of our products in one of your projects?  We’d love to check it out if you do – just send us an email at  UCS Email

Manufacturing facilities Upper Canada Stretchers

Manufacturing facilities at Upper Canada Stretchers Inc. – Owen Sound, Ontario


Marketing Posters for Heineken stretched on our Gallery Wrap bars


Our quality and craftsmanship goes beyond the product – we also make great custom crates!  The one seen here is being loaded with pre-stretched Heavy-Duty Standard Canvases in a variety of sizes specified by the artist.

Stretchers To Go

Someone will be tearing into this fun package soon (our apologies if it takes a minute or two to open – we’re big on safe shipping!)

Desk Frames

A great product presentation showcasing our economical single-key Gallery Stretchers by one of our customers in their framing shop and gallery.

New Bar Stock

We pride ourselves on speedy order turn arounds and our stock supplies help make that possible.