About Us

Who We Are:

We are happy to be celebrating our 64th Anniversary in 2024!

We are the largest dealer of New and Used Machine Tools and Metalworking Machinery in Canada, with offices in Alberta (Calgary & Edmonton), in British Columbia, in Ontario (Newmarket) and Atlantic Canada. We have a combined inventory of more than 600 machines in stock for immediate delivery!

Western Star Alberta

Modern Tool Ltd., Calgary, AB (Head-Office)

Modern Tool Ltd. was originally incorporated in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1960 as a hand tool and shop supply company employing two people. In 1964 the business was purchased by the current owner Mr. George Senecal in partnership with Mr. Bill Meyer and Mr. Elmer Ormiston. The company’s direction after 1964 moved away from small tools and consumables toward machine tools and metalworking machinery lines. In the early 1970’s Modern Tool expanded its operations opening offices in the cities of Edmonton, Alberta also Regina, Saskatchewan and later, Vancouver B.C.

Over time: in 1973 Mr. Meyer left the partnership for other ventures, and in 1989 Mr. Ormiston retired. Mr. George Senecal has continued to steer the corporate ship as CEO and President over all of those years, with the aid of his dedicated staff. We currently employ Thirty three persons in Calgary and Edmonton AB, Newmarket ON.

In 2010 we opened our office and showroom in, Ontario, and in 2014 we relocated the Ontario showroom to a larger and more easily accessed location in the city of Newmarket ON. (just off of the 404 highway) Directly North of Toronto, where we currently have additional three employees to serve customers in Ontario and Eastern Canada. In 2012 we added a permanent representative based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and to further serve our customers in Atlantic Canada we now have a permanent representative based in Nova Scotia.

Modern Tool Showroom