Over a century of heritage driving us forward

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Who We Are

Canada Malting Co. (CMC) is Canada’s largest malting business.  We’re privileged to work with farming communities across the Canadian prairies–and, whether it’s critical infrastructure, local jobs or market access, we work hard to support them. We currently operate three malthouses (Calgary, Thunder Bay, Montreal) and nine Country Elevators.  We are part of a global network of malt houses and distribution centers that combined are the 4th top global malt producers.

 

Our History

THE BEGINNING

Morton’s Brewing & Malting in Kingston, Ontario opens. 1844, Morton’s is the largest brewery in North America.

1832 Ontario
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CANADA MALTING CO. LIMITED

Clarke and Matthews consolidate their operations and incorporate under the name Canada Malting Co. Limited.

1902 Ontario
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MONTRÉAL MALT HOUSE

Construction begins on the Lachine Canal. Upon completion in 1906, it’s the largest, modern malt house in North America.

1904 MONTRÉAL
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WINNIPEG MALT HOUSE

To keep pace with Western Canada’s economic boom, construction begins on the Winnipeg malt house. The malt house is decommissioned in 1984.

1906 WINNIPEG
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CALGARY MALT HOUSE

Commissioned during an agricultural boom, the Calgary malt house becomes one of the city’s first employers.

1913 CALGARY
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TORONTO MALT HOUSE

With the Montréal malt house at capacity and demand for Canadian malt increasing, a new malt house is built on the shore of Lake Ontario.

1928 TORONTO
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THUNDER BAY MALT HOUSE

Malt demand soars after US tariffs on Canadian imports are lifted and Prohibition ends. In 1957, two malt houses are added to the 1947 facility.

1947 THUNDER BAY
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MONTRÉAL MALT HOUSE

With the completion of a new malt house in the Old Port of Montréal, Canada Malting becomes the largest global malt producer. 

1970 MONTRÉAL
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CALGARY EXPANSION

Calgary builds “E-House,” a vertical tower maltings, in response to heavy demand for Canadian Pils malt by Japanese brewers.

1992 CALGARY
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PURCHASE OF BARLEY ELEVATORS

The 10 Country Elevators ensure access to the best Canadian malting barley by handling only malting quality grain and giving farmers better access to the market.

2002 CANADA
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A BRAND FOR THE NEXT CENTURY

To answer decades of Craft Brewery & Distillery growth, a new bagging line is built in Calgary, and our reinvigorated brand shares our remarkable story worldwide.

2019 CALGARY
We Nurture Deep-Rooted Relationships