Welcome to Gwartzmans Art Supplies Online

We are currently undergoing a massive re-branding

Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.

Willie Nelson

The best ideas come as jokes. Make your thinking as funny as possible.

David Ogilvy

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.

Winston Churchill

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.

Thomas A. Edison

Experienced. Relentless. Handsome.
We are Derooted.

In a jungle of concrete somewhere in Canada, raw men work hard doing one of the world’s most dangerous jobs – creating brands. This extremely ruthless but satisfying effort is driven by passion and produces action!

Against all odds, brave men risk their lives to craft beautiful stuff.

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Gwartzman's Art Supplies

Because history matters.

“There are painters who transform the sun to a yellow spot, but there are others who, with the help of their art and their intelligence, transform a yellow spot into sun.” ~Pablo Picasso.

In the 1960’s Spadina and College was the place for artist to live and work, crammed with studios at every block. At the time Gwartzman’s was a Discount Drapery and Fabric store, owned and run by Mr. G.

Often artists would come into the store looking for canvas, so the Gwartzman’s brought in canvas of all different types and widths to accommodate the artists.

Once we became known for our discount canvas, the artists then came looking for paint, brushes, and all types of art supplies. The drapery and fabrics were eventually moved to make room for a larger selection of art materials, and we started sourcing products from Europe and the Far East.

Finally we took on the name, Gwartzman’s Discount Art Supplies. Almost 50 years later, 2nd and 3rd generation Gwartzman’s are carrying on the business, alongside the famous Mr.G!

Who's Re-branding us?

Derooted Creative Agency

Who Are Derooted?

Derooted is a Canadian design agency that was founded in 2008, in Toronto, Canada. Owned and operated by Simón Rojas and Amir Ebrahimnia. Company services include: advertising, graphic designing, creating brand identity, art direction, environmental design, creative consulting, event planning, interactive design and visual installations live events.

Why Are We Rebranding?

We have been in business for over 5 decades. The time was right for a re-brand!

What Can We Expect?

The same great service at the best prices as always but you will be able to order all your supplies online! Dont worry. You can still come visit us in store when you're in the market!


A single world, our own, suffices us; but we can't accept it for what it is.

Get in touch with us

Just drop us a note and ask any question

Store hours:

Mon - Fri: 09.00 - 18.30

Sat: 09.00 - 18.00

Sun: 12.00 - 16.00


Gwartzmans Art Supplies
448 Spadina Avenue
M5T 2G8 : Toronto, ON, Canada

Tel: (416) 922-5429
Fax: (416) 922-7366

If you have any questions - feel free to contact us, we'll be more than happy to answer them!