Mister Safety Shoes enters new South Barrie location

A new store opened this week at 222 Mapleview Dr. W.; Canadian company offers over 200 styles of work boots and safety shoes

Mister Safety Shoes opened its 29th store, and its first in Barrie.

Barrie’s first store for Mister Safety Shoes is located at 222 Mapleview Dr. W. at Reid Drive and opened Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

Mister Safety Shoes is a proudly Canadian company that offers over 200 styles of the best brands in work boots and safety shoes, as well as workwear.

“We’ve wanted to have a store in Barrie for a long time and finally found a great location. Barrie has a wide range of industries and workers and we want to make sure they are comfortable and protected on the job,” says owner John Colantonio.

Mister Safety Shoes is also celebrating 50 years in business as a proudly Canadian owned and operated safety footwear retailer.

It all started with a man and an accident.

In 1950, an Italian immigrant named Frank Colantonio witnessed a co-worker tragically die due to workplace danger. It left an indelible impression on him.

In 1972, Frank and his wife Nella opened a small store on Dufferin Street in Toronto. They recognized a growing need in the market for a store specializing in shoes and clothing for workers. And, in 1972, the Ontario government made it mandatory for construction workers to wear CSA-certified Green Patch footwear on construction sites.

Their son John joined the business in the 1980s and since then has expanded its stores across Ontario and Alberta. Along the way, it also expanded its fleet of mobile shoe stores (called “Shoemobiles”) to serve a growing range of businesses in key industry sectors, including construction, automotive manufacturing, warehousing and processing. food.

“From the start, our goal has been to put the customer first. A lot of companies like to say that, but we live and breathe it every day. After all, our customers work hard every day and rely on their safety shoes to not only protect them, but to support them. We take this seriously,” says Colantonio.

Established in 1972 as a proudly Canadian, family-owned and operated safety footwear retailer, Mister Safety Shoes now serves a wide range of industries, businesses and workers in Ontario and Alberta through its many outlets. retail, its fleet of mobile shoe stores and its businesses. safety footwear programs.

For more information, please contact Michael Hampton at Mister Safety Shoes [email protected] 416-746-3000, ext. 233


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