• Leaside Paint Centre       416-489-7900
    1525 Bayview Ave Toronto, ON M4G 3S5

Is It Still Paint?

  • Is It Still Paint?

    Technology isn’t something most people think of when it comes to paint, but at Benjamin Moore we’re constantly working to develop products that solve problems and make you rethink what paint can do. Since Benjamin Moore paint goes so far beyond your expectations of paint, it kind of makes you wonder...is it still paint?

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Here you’ll find helpful information about our products and services, along with great tips and ideas for all your projects.


As an independently owned store, we can offer you a level of service you thought no longer existed, while supporting your local community. We’re proud to deliver the kind of specialized attention and help that you simply won’t find in larger chain stores. Our store professionals are trained specialists whose experience and helpful advice will ensure the success of every project.


You’ll also find an array of superior-quality products, including premium Benjamin Moore® paints and stains, for all of your projects, simplifying your shopping in one convenient stop – our store!

Your space, your style, your Benjamin Moore. Everything you need to create an environment that you’ll love.

"Your space, your style, your Benjamin Moore. Everything you need to create an environment that you’ll love."

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Click Here to Read our latest article: USING PAINT AS A STAIN

We have just celebrated 10 years as a dedicated Benjamin Moore Paint Store!

In fact, our history as a Benjamin Moore retailer goes back much further than that - 82 years of continuous service in Leaside, to be exact. 

Back in 1933, Gord Davies established his hardware store – Gord Davies Hardware – at 539 (now 1539) Bayview Ave (opposite Belsize) - a  couple of stores North of where our store is currently located. From the very beginning,, Gord chose the best paint product  - Benjamin Moore -  as the paint line he would offer to his customers. Over the years, the hardware store changed owners – and its name – all the while continuing to offer Benjamin Moore paint products.

In 1979 Carmel & Raymond Gork purchased the hardware store, then operating under the  Home Hardware banner, and continued operating the business as a hardware store for the next 26 years, with Benjamin Moore as its paint line, notwithstanding the fact that Home Hardware manufactured its own paint line.

Finally, in 2005, realizing that the space the hardware store occupied was insufficient to accommodate the wide range of products offered by Home Hardware, Carmel & Raymond took the decision to convert the store into a dedicated Benjamin Moore paint retailer, and Leaside Paint Centre was born.

At Leaside Paint Centre, we have a very simple mission statement;

“We deliver Gold Standard service and we sell only the best paint product.”

To assist you in all your home decorating and home improvement needs, we are happy to offer the following products, including premium Benjamin Moore® coatings:

 Regal Select – Top quality interior  and exterior coatings

 Aura – Benjamin Moore’s ultra-premium range of interior and exterior coatings                  

 Natura – a range of zero-VOC coatings suited to areas like nurseries, babies’ bedrooms         

Ben – a quality budget range for use in rental properties.

Advance - Water-borne alkyd (Suited for use on trim)

Grand Entrance  - a premium product for entrance doors.

Arborcoat  - a range of exterior wood stains

UltraSpec -  Architectural-grade coatings

EcoSpec - Suited for use in Health-Care facilities –  Doctors’ offices, Dental         offices, Long-ter  m care facilities

Bring your kids to see our model railway layout in our front window. Your kids (and you) will love it!

We also carry a full range of specialty coatings under the Insl-x brand (a Benjamin Moore subsidiary)

In keeping with our mission to provide a comprehensive range of paint-related services, we also offer the following services;

Computer colour-reading (Bring in a dime-sized colour sample and we will read it)  

We have over 30 years’ experience in computer colour-matching!

Need  a custom-colour spray paint? – we do that!

For your convenience, our store hours are;

Monday: 7:30am-6:30pm
Tuesday: 7:30am-6:30pm
Wednesday: 7:30am-6:30pm
Thursday: 7:30am-6:30pm
Friday: 7:30am-6:30pm
Saturday: 8am-5pm
Sunday: 11am-5pm

We are closed on all Statutory Public Holidays

Need parking? We have reserved parking in back of our store.

Watch for our banner at Leaside Memorial Gardens Arena!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us at 416 489 7900

Need a paint contractor? Check our Contractor List on this website

Got a paint project? Our paint is never “on sale” – until you need it “on sale”. Give us a call for more details.

Almost all the paint we sell is zero- or low- VOC, in compliance with State of California environmental standards. (The toughest in the world).

Benjamin Moore Products

Benjamin Moore Products

We offer a complete line of Benjamin Moore® products for virtually every project you have. From surface preparation products to a wide array of coatings in sheens and formulas for every requirement. Whatever the job demands, we have what you need.

Colour Trends 2019

Colour Trends 2019

Introducing Benjamin Moore’s Colour of the Year 2019: Metropolitan AF-690. 

Comforting, composed, effortlessly sophisticated, Metropolitan finds common ground.  Always adaptable, it softens to matte or shimmers with sheen. It’s neutral. It’s balanced. It just is.  This is colour, off-duty.

Colour Consultants

Colour Consultants

Why not use the skills and expertise of a Benjamin Moore professional colour consultant? Our experts can help you choose the right paint colours and techniques for an atmosphere that expresses your sense of style, so relax and hire a Benjamin Moore LINK Colour Consultant.