All of our Custom Lighting is made in our
on premise workshop.
We value working with Interior Designers
and Architects. Learn more about our trade sales >>>>
We are proud to offer CSA Approval. Learn
more about certification in Canada and the US>>>>
Change the finish, change the look. We
offer 11 exclusive finishes which can be applied to
any of our custom lighting. Learn more>>>
All of our ceiling lighting can be altered
to suit your specifications. View our alterations page
for more options >>>>
Why purchase from Turn of the Century Lighting?
Having been in business for over 30 years, we offer the widest
selection of restored antique and custom reproduction lighting in
Canada. Turn of the Century Lighting is unique in the marketplace,
with an extensive showroom display. Our goal is to continuously
offer exceptional value, service and outstanding additions to your
Do you offer a warranty?
Yes we offer a warranty which can be
found here. We stand behind our products
and will address any concerns you may have.
Do you have a return policy?
We do not have a return policy but do have an approval policy.
Our approval policy provides clients an opportunity to take their
selection home and see it in situ. Once a fixture has been approved,
or an order has been placed, the sale is finial.
Do you work with Interior Designers?
Yes. Please visit our trade page
for more information
Manufacturing and Restorations
Where is your lighting made?
All of our Custom Lighting is Canadian made. We have extensive
workshop facilities in the lower level of our Toronto showroom.
From raw material to finished product, our full service workshop
includes a manufacturing, finishing and assembly shop.
Antique lighting is acquired from all over the world with a strong
emphasis on North America and Europe.
What materials do you use in making your lighting?
All of our custom lighting fixtures are crafted out of solid brass.
What manufacturers' lines do you carry?
We design and manufacture our own exclusive line of traditional
lighting which is only available through our showroom or online.
We do not carry any other manufacturers' lighting.
How can I be sure I am buying a real antique?
Our knowledge, experience and reference resources ensure that
all antique lighting is labeled with the approximate date of origin
( i.e. Circa 1910). We will take the time both online and in the
showroom to point out elements that have been altered or have been
replaced for CSA approval.
All of our antique fixtures are fully restored with new electrical
components. Most of our antique fixtures were manufactured of solid
brass. As well, we restore antique bronze, copper, aluminum, white
metal and cast iron lighting.
Where does your antique lighting come from?
We have sourced antique lighting from all points in North America
and Europe. We purchase from professional antique pickers and dealers,
auctions and estate sales. We also personally search the open market
for fabulous finds.
Do you buy old lights?
We do purchase old lights but are very particular in what we inventory.
If you have a fixture that you are interested in selling, please
at with photos accompanied by details and a price.
Will you restore or rewire my antique lights?
We restore and rewire fixtures that were made prior to approximately
1940. Please refer to our restorations
page to learn more about some of our restorations.
I have seen a chandelier in a magazine; can you make it for me?
We offer custom design and commission
services. Bring in a photograph or concept, we will show you what
we can offer.
Why is CSA approval so important?
The Canadian Standards Association is an independent association
which carries the highest set of safety standards in Canada. Since
our products adhere to these standards, they are equipped to be
installed by certified electricians. This set of standards assures
clients that all antique fixtures are restored to code and that
all of our lighting meets current electrical requirements.
Do you charge for alterations?
Alterations are a value added service that we include in the price
of our lighting. Charges are applicable for extensive or custom
alterations on a fixture by fixture basis. Visit our alterations
page to learn more.
Do you install switches on your wall sconces?
Yes. Some older homes are not equipped with wall switches requiring
a switch to be mounted on the wall sconce. When requested, decorative,
finished-to-match switches are installed as a courtesy at no additional
charge. Visit our alterations page
to learn more.
Can the fixtures be adapted for slanted ceilings?
Yes, most antique and custom fixtures can be adapted for slanted
ceilings. Please let us know if you require this type of alteration
before you place an order. Visit our alterations
page to learn more.
What type of light bulbs do you recommend?
We recommend quality brass base incandescent light bulbs. They
are a higher quality bulb with a longer life span and are the most
compatible with our CSA approved sockets. As a standard practice
we include light bulbs with every purchase.
You can choose to use compact fluorescent bulbs.
I really like the lighting fixture but the glass shades
are not appropriate for my setting. Can I change the glass shades?
Certainly. Changing the shades can dramatically change the character
and impact of a fixture. Visit our shades
page to learn more.
I saw on of your reproduction fixtures in the showroom
but the finish just wasn't right. Can I change the finish?
Yes, we offer 11 unique finishes for our custom lighting. Changing
the finish transforms the appearance of the light. Visit our finishes
page to learn more.
Will you come to our house for a consultation?
We work with clients directly in the showroom and will do onsite
consultations for homes and commercial commissions. Contact
us for more information.
Do you deliver?
Delivery can be arranged for fragile, high value and oversized
fixtures. Additional charges may apply. We do not have a general
delivery service as most of our lighting is easily transportable.
Do you install lighting fixtures?
No, we do not have an installation service. Our lighting is CSA
approved for installation by certified electricians.
All fixtures mount to standard electrical boxes .We will assist
clients with unique situations, which can range from older homes
with converted gas piping to oversized fixtures.
Please contact us with any questions
at 1.888.527.1825 or e-mail