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Overhead Door Specialist – East G.T.A.

This prosperous specialty business focuses on the sales and service of overhead doors and loading docks. Founded over 34 years ago, the company has over 1,000 loyal commercial/industrial customers all over the G.T.A. and also serves some residential clients as well. No single account represents more than 10% of total sales. With 5 service vehicles and a qualified staff of 8 (plus owner), the business is well positioned to capitalize on future growth potential in its field. Sales are approaching $1 million annually with Seller’s Discretionary Earnings in excess of $250,000. Premises to hold ample inventory and equipment is located in a multi-tenant facility in suburban Toronto. This is an ideal opportunity for either a stand-alone investment opportunity or to supplement an existing enterprise in the same field.


Retail Tire Centre – Toronto

The largest tire store in the city of Toronto is for sale. Established over 10 years ago, this tire and wheel outlet representing a number of top brands has grown dramatically to become the largest retailer in the city. Now doing over 50-80 vehicles per day (120 during peak periods), the company has become what it is today by focusing only on tires and wheels, The ownership’s attention to detail (in service and price) has resulted in an enterprise achieving annual sales above $7 million and is generating in excess of $550,000 in earnings (EBITDA). The existing 10,000 square foot facility with 5 bays is more than adequate to house future expansion of volume. This is an excellent opportunity for investors (as well as owner-operators) to achieve a high return on their investment.



Security and Monitoring – G.T.A.

Established for over 22 years, this successful security and alarm business is available for sale. Although the company is focused on new condominium buildings in the G.T.A., it also handles the security and maintenance requirements for an established client base of commercial and residential buildings around the G.T.A. An excellent track record with opportunities for further expansion. The company installs and services the most advanced alarm equipment that is available for burglary, theft, Card Access, CCTV, Enterphone, Fire monitoring, Elevator controls, and maintenance equipment. And with that it arranges long term contracts for monitoring and maintenance contracts. The company currently carries approximately 130 transferable contracts for these services generating in excess of $60k per year. The company has strong relationships with some major G.T.A. condo developers. This is a great growth opportunity for either individuals or firms already in the security industry.


Food  Marketing Service – Home Based Business serving the GTA

Our client provides food marketing services that arranges photography and food styling, videography, copywriting, recipe development/testing and graphic design to a variety of clients Greater Toronto Area. After several successful years of strong growth (with sales doubling every year in the last three), the owner is looking to pass this exciting enterprise on to a  new guiding hand. There is a  qualified staff of 7 professionals available and $10,000 worth of equipment to ensure a successful transition. The target customers are small to medium sized businesses and institutions who are mostly food brands. With approximately 10-15 regular customers and more being added regularly, the company’s future growth is secure.  This is a great opportunity for food lovers and entrepreneurs alike.


Vehicle Relocation Service – Home Based Business


Our client provides vehicle relocation (driveaway service) that serves the Greater Toronto Area with timely delivery of automobiles from dealer-to-dealer, auction to dealer, dealer to customer and any other locations as specified by their clients.The business has shown strong steady growth in the last 6 years boasting an average Seller’s Discretionary Earnings of $150k per year on sales of $750k. Being home-based, margins are high, overheads are exceptionally low and working capital requirements are minimal. The company possesses all the necessary licenses, permits and insurance (including service plates) to operate anywhere in Canada or the United States. This is an outstanding opportunity to invest in an often-overlooked but important segment of the automotive industry.


Specialized Equipment Rental Centre


Our client has focused on the rental of specialized demolition equipment for over 28 years. Over the course of this time period, they have offered many items that are unique and developed to meet the specific need of its customers. The company enjoys a diverse customer base, serving both large and small users. Its unique ability to offer specially-engineered products has enabled stable and sizable margins on a consistent basis. As a result, the Seller’s Discretionary Earnings are high, offering an investor a respectable R.O.I. The business is easily scalable.



Wholesale Bakery Scarborough

Well-established wholesale bakery with over 35 years of the successful operation located in the heart of the growing Scarborough region that serves over 630,000 residents. The retiring owner has brought old Italian traditions and recipes to meet the market needs for bakery lovers. He sells to several major supermarket chains with over $600,000 in annual sales and is poised for major growth and prosperity.


Full Service Restaurant-Bar & Building

Exceptional restaurant/bar housed in an historic building in the town centre of a bustling city located in Eastern Ontario. Established over 130 years ago, this thriving enterprise generates close to $1,000,000 in annual revenues and has been serving a loyal local clientele as well as hungry tourists for generations. The restaurant seats over 125 and is licensed under the L.L.B.O. and includes a patio. Although currently serving a variety of popular-priced fare, the up-to-date kitchen can be adapted to any cuisine.  This restaurant is viewed as an "institution" having consistently served a wide variety of tourists, students and local residents with popular meals for over 2 decades. Although there are a number of similar establishments in the area, none has superior location and setting in an historic building. This is an amazing opportunity for someone with an interest in hospitality to live and work in idyllic surroundings. The building, which includes some residential units upstairs, is also available for sale.

Iconic Building in Eastern Ontario:  Historic landmark in the centre of a scenic city in Eastern Ontario is available for sale. The building, which currently houses a moderately-priced popular restaurant as well as several residential premises on the upper level is over 130 years old and was once a central station for the railway. The current major tenant has been successfully operating from the main level providing steady income to the building owner. The structure could also be easily converted to office/commercial use. A major overhaul of the roof was completed 3 years ago.


Textile Trim Shop Downtown Toronto

We are currently presenting a one-time turnkey opportunity to become a part of downtown’s vibrant retail environment.  This outlet services a diverse customer base looking for distinctive trimming options for design purposes. A unique and extensive inventory allows the store to service a very particular set of patrons at this desirable location at a busy spot in the heart of downtown’s trendy shopping district. The business has exclusive Canadian distribution arrangement with an upper-end offshore supplier. The owners wish to retire after 30 strong years servicing the sewing community. The enterprise has been consistently profitable producing EBITDA of $100k per year.


Unique Learning Centre

West End Toronto

A well-established children’s learning centre with over 120 students has been helping students struggling with Reading, Writing and Math skills for almost 10 years. The centre’s specialized method of Direct Instruction is conducted one-on-one with all pupils. The Centre is located in an affluent neighbourhood where parents ensure that their children have the best possible educational help. The centre employs 8 who are all members of the Ontario College of Teachers and strives to provide the ideal learning experience to each child. As a business, this is a profitable enterprise that has provided a steady income stream for almost 10 years. 


Architectural Landscaping Firm

Southern Ontario

A business operating for over 40 years specializing in architectural landscaping is presenting a unique opportunity to a savvy buyer. A highly in-demand designer ready to retire, wishes to sell his business and stay on in a consulting capacity. The company is strongest in the area of outdoor construction projects, but has also done interior renovations as well. With a highly skilled workforce of approximately 20 employees, the business has shown high profitability and its reputation is stellar. It is currently poised and particularly well-positioned to capitalize on growth opportunities in the area of landscape maintenance. Although retirement is in his future, the current owner is willing to stay on for an indeterminate period of time as desired to lend his design expertise to the new venture. The enterprise is geographically located northwest of the city and caters its services to well-heeled clientele all over Southern Ontario.



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