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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.

At Upper Canada Stretchers, we are best known for making professional-quality custom 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 and non-keyable strainer 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. Additionally, we are also able to offer other creative machining applications such as commercial signage, unique architectural elements, and other fine art applications. 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!

Stock & Custom-Sized Stretcher Bars & Braces

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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Custom Stretchers & Panels

Extra large, extra deep, aluminum, round/arched or custom-shaped canvases or panels  – tell us  your vision and we can help make it happen!

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Floating Frames for Canvases

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.

See Framing Options

Fine Art CNC Machining

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.

See our CNC work

Cotton & Linen Canvas

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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How to stretch your own prints on canvas

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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NAASCO’s Architectural-Grade Aluminum Canvas Stretcher Frames Now at

Upper Canada Stretchers, North America’s leading direct-to-consumer manufacturer of professional-grade canvas stretchers and panels, has announced a new partnership with US-based North American Aluminum Stretcher Company (NAASCO). As part of the deal, NAASCO’s architectural-grade premium aluminum alloy canvas stretchers will be available online exclusively through the e-commerce store.     Other benefits coming to… Read more »


#EXPOCHICAGO Show Celebrates Contemporary & Modern Art This Fall

  The countdown is on to Expo Chicago 2018, a leading international art fair taking place September 27th to 30th in the Windy City. You’ll want to make your way to the Navy Pier’s Festival Hall for the main event, which this year promises Dialogues, a Curatorial Forum, an Art Critics Forum and a massive… Read more »


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!

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Just wanted to let you know that the frames/stretchers were perfect! My husband (who is a carpenter) assembled them for me and it was kind of wonderful. He had a lot of things to say about the stretchers – here are a few examples: “I am not sure you are a good enough painter for... Read more »
[ Icelandic artist, Brynhildur Guðmundsdóttir ]

Not sure who packed my order that arrived Wednesday but wanted you to know it was one of the best pack jobs of ANYTHING I have ever received.  Masterfully done.  Arrived in perfect shape, everything wonderfully protected. Thank you.  Please pass this along to whomever did the pack job!
[ Ron Mellott ]

We ordered a 5′ x 7′ frame and canvas about last February. The quality is exceptional. The frame went together beautifully and canvas-stretching tutorials were really helpful for us first-time canvas stretchers. We are so happy with the choice we made to purchase from Upper Canada Stretchers.
[ Patricia Soldati ]

I am artist on west coast of the USA  so why would I go to the expense of having stretchers shipped from Canada? Because Upper Canada Stretchers provides a superior product with high reliability in both customer service and product consistency. I use glue and oil primer that needs 4 to 6 months drying time... Read more »
[ Claudia Pettis ]

Hi. We talked a bit when I placed an order for some stretchers (the biggest set was 7-1/2 by 4 feet), and I said I would drop a line to tell you how they worked for me. Well, I’m very pleased with them. At first I was concerned about the softness of the wood, but... Read more »
[ Oliver Benson ]

…. things are still very busy and I still have to do a lot of work… The last shipment of canvases was superb and I´ll start working with them tomorrow!
[ Chris Succo: Professional Artist, Düsseldorf, London, Los Angeles, New York ]

All sounds great! Love your thorough and efficient customer service. You are such a pleasure to work with! Thanks again!
[ Aura Krajewski: Artist, New Hope, PA, USA ]

I want to thank you again for the outstanding work that Upper Canada Stretchers did for me. When I needed a very large stretched canvas for a public commission, I wanted to make sure that it was professionally assembled and stretched so that it could be painted on, moved easily, and hung perfectly without worrying... Read more »
[ Louise Moore: Painter, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada ]

Just wanted to say thank you for getting my order to me so quickly! You saved me a lot of stress and my customers will be happy that they are able to pick up their canvases on time — or ahead of time. Thanks again for the great service and excellent product. I’ll keep coming... Read more »
[ Andrew Williamson: North Bay, Ontario ]

Hi David. I just wanted to send a note to tell you how much I appreciate your professionalism. I’m so impressed by the way you handled this error …something we don’t see much of these days (unfortunately)…so it felt important to me to at least send a wee note with high praise.
[ Anita Markert: Chatham, ON ]

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