Canadian Fashion Retailer

Since 1879

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A Long History...

When Elizabeth and Isaac Turner were heading west from southern Ontario by boat, they stopped in Little Current to refuel. Elizabeth declared, 'I don't know about you, but I'm staying right here.' 

Turners of Little Current was established on the shores of Manitoulin Island in 1879.  They also started regular newspaper and telephone service to the residents of this mythical, majestic and marvelous island.

When people asked how long the Turners had been in business in Little Current, Barney would say, 'surely one of us will smarten up and get out of here someday!' Now in its fifth generation, the Turners still love pleasing their many customers, and look forward to pleasing many more through this website.

Pictured above is Jib's Dad, Barney, testing an Evinrude boat motor in 1950. Mr. Evinrude himself was a frequent visitor to Turners when he cruised the North Channel. 

A Long History...

When Elizabeth and Isaac Turner were heading west from southern Ontario by boat, they stopped in Little Current to refuel. Elizabeth declared, 'I don't know about you, but I'm staying right here.' 

Turners of Little Current was established on the shores of Manitoulin Island in 1879.  They also started regular newspaper and telephone service to the residents of this mythical, majestic and marvelous island.

When people asked how long the Turners had been in business in Little Current, Barney would say, 'surely one of us will smarten up and get out of here someday!' Now in its fifth generation, the Turners still love pleasing their many customers, and look forward to pleasing many more through this website.

Pictured above is Jib's Dad, Barney, testing an Evinrude boat motor in 1950. Mr. Evinrude himself was a frequent visitor to Turners when he cruised the North Channel. 

Today...

2008

Barney Turner finally 'retires,' and Debby and Jib take over as the fifth generation of entrepreneurs.

2019

Turners enters the digital age with Turners.ca, TurnersNorthern.com and Turners1879.com.