Our Story

In the early 1800’s, the Old Firehall took its place in Unionville and remains an iconic landmark.

Today, the Old Firehall Confectionery is a well-established staple within our community with our flagship store in Unionville and second location in Kleinburg, offering a selection of handcrafted artisanal chocolates and confections.

Known as a sweet destination for family, friends, and acquaintances, we meet the needs of everyone including those living free of peanuts, gluten, sugar and of course, vegans.

More About Our History

Our open concept kitchen is a contemporary environment that defines classic charm. Our locally employed chocolatiers specialize in award winning, hand painted truffles, chocolates and classic confections. We strive for high quality products while delivering impeccable customer service evidenced by the multiple awards our community has helped us win.

Together with our community, the Old Firehall Confectionery has been awarded prestigious titles from companies including YELP for “Top 100 Business in North America”, Trip Advisor Excellence, and Best Chocolate/Candy/Ice Cream Shop in Markham by Readers Choice Awards. Some of these awards include, Best Cake from the Canadian Chocolate Masters, Best Chocolatier in Ontario (thank you to our staff) best original chocolate centrepiece, best design from the Canadian Restaurant and Food Association and best macaroons from Canada’s Baking and Sweet Show.

A phenomenal byproduct of being women entrepreneurs and the owners of the Old Firehall Confectionery is the ability to give back to the community which has played a key role in our success. We believe in strong community involvement and giving back and have contributed to the Shania Twain Breakfast program, along with supporting Hand over Hand, Markham Stouffville Hospital and 360 Kids. As mothers of artists, we recognize a need to provide a supportive environment for those young at heart to perform and live their dream. No strings attached!

Thank you to everyone who has helped our vision to become a reality and for contributing to our success.

In the News

Ribbon Cutting Event for Kleinburg

Ribbon Cutting Event for new kleinburg location with Vaughan Mayor Maurizio Bebilacqua.

Hand over Hand - Gingerbread Making Event

Hand over Hand Not for Profit Organization helping adults with disabilities.

Classic Candy Store Comes to Kleinburg

Old-time favourites like homemade fudge, candy apples, sponge toffee and truffles have come to Kleinburg. The Old Firehall Confectionery — that repository of old-fashioned, handmade sweets has opened another location in addition to its Unionville store. Click here to read the full article on YorkRegion.com!

Trip Advisor | Certificate of Excellence – 2018

Since 2011, the Certificate of Excellence honors hospitality businesses that deliver consistently great service across the world. This designation is presented to approximately 10% of total businesses on TripAdvisor that have consistently achieved great reviews over the past year. There is no application process for the Certificate of Excellence, and the achievement is earned over time.

Best Chocolate/Candy & Ice Cream Shop

Thank You Markham for your recognition as the 2018 Reader’s Choice winner of the Best Chocolate/Candy & Ice Cream Shop!

In The Community

Proud Supporters of Hand Over Hand, Markham Stouffville Hospital Foundation and 360 Kids.

Ladies Yelp Event 2017

Ladies Yelp Event March 2017

Best Chocolate/Candy & Ice Cream Shop

Thank You Markham for your recognition as the 2017 Reader’s Choice winner of the Best Chocolate/Candy & Ice Cream Shop!

Markham Expo 150

Old Firehall Confectionery celebrates Markham with Mayor Scarpitti at the Markham Expo 150 Event

Hand over Hand

Hand over Hand Not for Profit Organization helping adults with disabilities

Children’s Gingerbread Workshop 2017

Children’s Gingerbread Workshop Event 2017

Yelp’s Top 100 Businesses 2016

Together with our community, the Old Firehall Confectionery has been awarded prestigious titles from companies including YELP for “Top 100 Business in North America”, Trip Advisor Excellence, and Best Chocolate/Candy/Ice Cream Shop in Markham by Readers Choice Awards. Some of these awards include, Best Cake from the Canadian Chocolate Masters, Best Chocolatier in Ontario (thank you to our staff) best original chocolate centrepiece, best design from the Canadian Restaurant and Food Association and best macaroons from Canada’s Baking and Sweet Show.

Best Chocolate/Candy & Ice Cream Shop

Thank You Markham for your recognition as the 2016 Reader’s Choice winner of the Best Chocolate/Candy & Ice Cream Shop!

Children’s Easter Egg Event 2017

Children’s Easter Egg Event 2017