About Foto Source

Foto Source Canada Inc. is the largest national photo buying/marketing group in Canada, made up of over 125 retail stores. These stores are owned and operated by local independent business people.

Our expert staff, coupled with our buying volume and marketing initiatives enables Foto Source stores to offer exceptional service and competitive prices. It all comes down to providing outstanding value for you.

Foto Source takes pride in serving the needs of photo enthusiasts, professional photographers and casual photographers from coast to coast.

Contact head office or your local store to learn more.

Mission Statement

Foto Source is a group of professional experts in photography and memory making joined together to create a National brand. Our local stores excel at helping people in the photographic process from beginning to end. From the first step of purchasing equipment allowing them to capture the moments; to printing, creating, sharing and preserving their memories. Our quality products, professional experience and vast range of services means you can count on Foto Source to tell the story of your life anyway you choose.


Foto Source started in the late 1970's under the name of IPPD (Independent Professional Photo Dealers).

Our very first Member store was located in Oakville, Ontario. Mr. Ross Rawlings started McCutcheon's Foto Source and provided support, guidance and an extreme amount of personal time in the development of the group.

As the retail store group grew, the name was changed to Foto Source in 1994. This enabled us to develop a marketing component coupled with volume purchasing – an unbeatable combination that has provided exceptional growth.

We currently have Member retail stores from coast to coast. This enables you to have the same friendly experience throughout Canada. If you haven't enjoyed the Foto Source experience, use the store finder to locate the store that is closest to you!

If you currently own a retail photographic store and would like to learn about becoming a Foto Source Member, please see our Member information page.

Why Foto Source?

People make Foto Source their first choice for all their photographic imaging needs because our focus is you. At Foto Source, we provide you with:

  • Experts in our Field – Our staff are imaging experts with years of experience. We listen to your needs and help find the best imaging solution for you.

  • Service with a Smile – We love what we do and it shows. Our goal is to provide you with a pleasurable shopping experience every time.

  • Locally Owner-Operated Stores - We live in your community and we have immense pride of ownership. It is important to us to be there personally to serve you.

  • Personal Service – We are there to serve you and give you the personal attention you deserve.

  • Leading Edge Online Imaging Solution –our printing and photo creations websites lets you store, print and create great photo-related gift items from the comfort of your home.

  • A Wide Selection of Brand Names - You can count on us to find the top names of camera manufacturers, like Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Panasonic, Olympus, Ricoh,... along with great accessory brands too.

  • Great Selection of Gift Ideas – We offer a wide selection of photo creation products including personalized mugs, calendars, greeting cards and photo books. Great for gifts or for yourself!

Isn’t it time you experienced the Foto Source difference? For the very best, visit your local Foto Source store today.

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