About Us

Integrity, Competence, Longevity

Mckinnon is an indoor air quality comfort company providing comprehensive services and products to Toronto home owners and small businesses since 1934

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Our firm has been in business continuously since 1934, and Michael Nepom has owned and operated it since 1995. Mckinnon is fully licensed, insured, covered by Workplace Safety & Insurance Board (WSIB), operates under the Technical Standards & Safety Authority (TSSA), and is a member of The Heating, Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Contractors of Canada (HRAC) and of the Retail Council of Canada.

We believe in providing straightforward information and options to enable sound decisions. We source high-quality, good-value products, make sure they are installed properly and on time, back them up, and deliver fair value for money.

Our History

1934Mckinnon is founded as a heating company located in Toronto’s Beaches neighbourhood. The company delivers coal, the heating fuel of the day.

1935Parker Brothers releases the board game Monopoly. Mckinnon vows never to become a large bureaucracy (okay, we’re allowed one small joke in an otherwise earnest website; but in all seriousness, we are not and will never become a faceless corporation).

1940s Technology changes and Mckinnon delivers heating oil.

1950sThe era of air conditioning begins. Mckinnon is one of the first companies in Toronto to install and service air conditioning.

1970sTechnology changes again. Now Mckinnon is busy converting oil furnaces to natural gas.

1990sThere is an increasing awareness of the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) – proper humidity and clean air. Mckinnon starts working with newer IAQ technologies, such as HEPA filtration.

1995Present owner, Michael Nepom, purchases and operates Mckinnon.

2000sAfter decades of delay there is worldwide consensus on the urgency of tackling global warming. Canadians begin shifting to energy saving heating and cooling equipment. Mckinnon provides straightforward advice.

2006After 72 years at the same Beaches location, Mckinnon moves to a larger modern facility in central Toronto.

History of Social Responsibility

Mckinnon believes in the importance of giving back to its community. Currently we support The Design Exchange, Canada’s design museum and centre for design research and education. We believe that good design (e.g. product design, architecture) can help solve all sorts of big and small problems. Designers are particularly interested in the quality of our environments – indoors and out. And they champion the sustainable use of the planet’s natural resources. In the past we’ve supported a wide range of other charities and non-profit organizations such as The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada, local community sports teams, and social service organizations.

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