Sign Painting & Gold leaf, Here in Toronto.

Bretts Ice Cream, Toronto 2017

Our history,

Starting in the UK, The traditional sign painting company has a lifetime of experience in the traditional art of sign painting.

With a vision of making eye-catching, stunning & timeless traditional signs.
For businesses & brands looking to stand out from the rest.

After thirty-five years building a successful business in the heart of London, we’re doing the same in Canada, & breathing new life into a sleepy industry.

The art of sign painting, and how it can help your business.

Vinyl sign companies have been degrading Toronto’s heritage for far too long. Smothering the city with tacky plastic and prints, all whilst ignoring the amazing benefits of Sign painting or gold leaf.
This might work for the dollar stores, but is this the image your business wants to portray?

The Traditional Sign Painting Company offers discerning businesses across the GTA, a quality, well-proven, and cost-effective alternative to vinyl.

Signwriters are no longer the leading players in the sign industry, but our skills are still in demand. 
In recent years we have witnessed a significant revival as the world gradually shifts away from harmful and polluting plastics. And move to more sustainable and traditional practices like sign painting and gold leaf.

By using the latest technology to supplement the traditional skills of the sign painter; we are helping to ensure the survival of a much-admired trade.

We offer the complete service, from local permits and design, to manufacturing and installation. Alternatively, we can paint your brand directly onto the front of your building, on the ceiling, the floor, or anywhere you want. With Sign painting the possibilities are endless.

For free friendly advice, or a no-obligation estimate, contact our tradesman. Discover what a quality sign can do for your business.


A constantly changing environment.

It’s been a difficult year for most people around the world, and no one could have predicted the terrible events that have unfolded during the last twelve months. Seeing what a tragic toll a virus has taken on human life and businesses across our country.

Like many other businesses in the GTA, we have continued to provide a service to our customers whenever it has been possible, whilst strictly following federal and provincial guidelines. The continued safety of our customers and staff is our priority as we look forward to better times ahead.

Below is a selection of the work we have completed in 2020, including the renovation of one of Toronto’s most famous signs. The Gelber Brothers ghost sign on Richmond Street West was re-painted in early November, in much the same way as it would have been done nearly a hundred years ago.