Thank you for visiting Ontario Seed Company's home on the world wide web! The philosophy of the Ontario Seed Company is to supply the best products and services to all our customers as expediently and as reasonably priced as possible.
Now into our fifth generation of family ownership, Ontario Seed Company is proud to be a 100% Canadian owned and operated business. From our formation in 1894 in a humble store in downtown Waterloo, Ontario Seed Company has steadily grown into a large integrated business that sells a wide range of horticultural products. Our main packaging plant is located at 77 Wellington St. South, Kitchener, together with our 100,000 sq. ft. central distribution warehouse. Due to our steady growth over the years and our continued desire to give our customers the best service possible, we have separated our business into inter-connected divisions, all operating under the Ontario Seed Company umbrella.
Ontario Seed supplies customers across Canada. Golf
course supplies are sent as far as Moosenee and Labrador.
OSC operates distinct,
but harmonious divisions in its business:
With Ontario Seed Company's retail stores, size doesn't matter product selection and quality, staff knowledge and premier customer service do! We presently operate three stores, two of which specialize in retailing vegetable, flower and grass seed and gardening hardware and accessories.
We operate Ontario Seed Home Hardware located at 16 King Street South in Waterloo, Ontario. Our Waterloo location offers free parking on Regina Street, at the rear of the store.
For an absolutely unique experience, come visit our stores and take a trip back in time when exceptional customer service was the norm and taking in the store history and atmosphere was half the fun of purchasing your goods!
phone number is 519-886-2990, no voice mail.
Monday to Friday 8:30 A.M to 6:00 P.M
Saturday 8:30 A.M. 5:30 P.M.
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MAIL ORDER DIVISION
Our mail order division is the best way to bring our full line of seeds directly to your door! For those customers who lack internet or prefer the look and feel of paper copies, we mail out thousands of beautiful colour catalogues crammed full of useful information and just the right seeds for your prize winning garden! Of course we also have the full version of our catalogue available online with an online order page that allows for convenient, secure ordering over the internet.
Ontario Seed Mail Order Hours:
8:30A.M. - 4:30 P.M Monday to Friday
Phone: 519-886-0557 (after hours please leave a message)
FLOWER AND VEGETABLE
Every year we supply over 5000 vendors across Canada with displays chock-a-block full of flower and vegetable seed packets. There's a very good chance that no matter where you live in Canada, from the east coast to the west coast to the north coast, when you visit your favourite gardening supply store, an OSC flower and vegetable seed rack will be there to greet you
Interested vendors and business owners can contact our seed reps at 519-886-0557.
Don't miss out on sales! Our seed displays will work for you!
Market gardeners and farm gate merchants adore us. Although this is not our core business, we supply many prosperous market gardeners.
We supply many garden centres and nurseries, hardware and grocery stores, mass merchandisers and market gardeners with a large offering of bulk vegetable and flower seed, grass seed, bird seed, fertilizers, hard goods, gardening accessories and both organic and synthetic insect and disease controls.
When it comes to professional turf grasses, speciality grasses, hard goods and commercial insect and disease controls, we are the supplier of choice to hundreds of golf courses, lawn bowling pitches, athletic fields, parkland operators, municipalities and landscape companies in eastern Canada. Our phone number is 519-886-0557.
NATIVE PLANT SEEDS AND CONSERVATION DIVISION
Ontario Seed is a leading supplier of seed for native plants. In what has become a rapidly growing segment of our company, we supply native seed mixes for both dry land and wetland reclamation, remediation and rejuvenation projects, retention ponds, highway right of ways and many, many special projects. We carry a wide range of standard native seed blends as well as many individual native forbs and grasses. We also do custom native seed mixes, something we have found is of great interest to Landscape Architects at the project design stage and Landscape Contractors at the project installation stage.
Our native seed specialists can be contacted at 519-886-0557.
OSC HEAD OFFICE
The OSC packaging plant is located at 77 Wellington St. South, Kitchener, Ontario.
To find our head office from Waterloo, travel south on King Street, turn right on Wellington Street South.
The former office and warehouse was on Regina St. now part of the
new Waterloo City Hall complex. The only part remaining is the old
Waterloo train station, used for years as a seed storage
OSC is very proud of our new 100,000 sq.ft. distribution
centre located in Kitchener and our renovated warehouse. We also maintain a 150-acre varieties trial
farm located on the outskirts of Waterloo. Several Landscape Ontario field days have been held at the farm.
People make the difference and at OSC. Over 120 dedicated seeds people are involved
in the operation of our thriving and growing business.
Above all, Ontario Seed Company's greatest resource is our employees. We have over 120 dedicated individuals who show up for work every day ready to provide each and every one of our customers with the best service and products possible.
At Ontario Seed Company we are always looking to the future for our continued success and our customers!