Our award-winning showrooms are frequented by local and international clients who value premium fixtures and exceptional service. Our showrooms feature a full range of products from North America and Europe, and are often recognized for offering a “one of a kind” look for the discerning buyer.
Whether you are building or renovating, our knowledgeable sales consultants backed by more than 80 years of industry experience, will save you time by ensuring an easy and enjoyable shopping experience. With products sourced from around the world – as well as in our own backyard – you will find a vast selection of high-quality lighting and bath products to help you create your dream living space.
Only the best in quality and craftsmanship will do. With lighting brands such as Flos, Moooi, Marset, Fabbian, Schonbek, Kichler, Feiss and Tech Lighting, and plumbing brands like Kohler, Duravit, WetStyle, Dornbracht and Bain Ultra, Robinson is sure to meet your every need.
More Than 80 Years of History
B. A. Robinson Co. Ltd. (B. A. Robinson), the parent company of Robinson, was established in Winnipeg in 1936 by Burt A. Robinson, the third Robinson generation to supply lighting products to the residential and commercial construction market. Thomas Robinson started the family venture into the lighting industry as a chandler (candle maker) in Montreal around 1850. His son, William Wadby Robinson, moved to Winnipeg; in 1919, he established a successful lighting agency business which was recognized as the first to supply pre-wired lighting fixtures in Western Canada. His son, Burt A. Robinson, led the company for a subsequent 37 years.
In 1973, Ross and Bruce Robinson, the fourth generation of Robinsons, acquired B. A. Robinson. In the late 1970s, Robinson Lighting became a free standing lighting showroom division. With the addition of Robinson Waterworks (now Robinson Bath Showroom), the company has expanded to become one of Canada’s largest showroom-based distributor of lighting and luxury plumbing products. B. A. Robinson expanded across Western Canada, opening retail branches in Edmonton (1991), Burnaby (Norburn Lighting – 1991), Calgary (1992) and Kelowna (1997).
In 1999, B. A. Robinson expanded its retail business as Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre with new locations in Vancouver (1999), Penticton (2000), Coquitlam (2002), Abbotsford (2005), Kamloops (2005) and Saskatoon (2006), Toronto (2017) and Burlington (2017).
Today, the next generation of Robinsons continue to lead Robinson Supply and Robinson showrooms to supply a diverse range of plumbing, heating and lighting products throughout Canada and to export markets around the world. What began as a dream almost two centuries ago has survived world wars and the Great Depression, now serving customers in more than 25 branches and employing more than 500 staff across Canada.