As of June 2015, Leon's Furniture has stores in nine Canadian provinces. In the East, Leon's is located in New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec and Ontario. Manitoba and Saskatchewan have stores in the middle part of the country, while Alberta covers the west.
Leon's Furniture website has a Store Locator page. To find the nearest store, select the name of a province. A map appears with numbers indicating store locations. Click on a number, and the address and phone number of the store appear.
Leon's opened in 1909 as the A. Leon Company, a general merchandise store in Welland, Ontario. In the 21st century, Leon's carries furniture, major appliances and home electronics. The founding family is still in charge of the company. In its early days, Leon's was known as a store that provided credit to consumers who were unable to obtain it from other retailers.
In the mid-20th century, Leon's began spreading throughout southern Ontario. To obtain capital for further expansion, Leon's went public in 1969, though the family still had majority ownership. Four years later, the company opened the first warehouse showroom in the country. Leon's then started opening similar stores across Canada. During the 1980s, Leon's began allowing franchisers to open stores in smaller Canadian cities.