An illustrious past shines a light on a bright future.


Our story started generations ago when Tony Rinomato emigrated from a small village in Italy to Toronto at the age of 17. With very little money and even fewer opportunities available to him as an experienced tailor, he ended up embarking on a career in construction as one of Canada’s first drywall tradesmen in 1958. Tony soon distinguished himself through his fine workmanship, service excellence and product innovation. He then founded Torino Drywall, one of Canada’s first drywall companies, in 1964.
Tony’s daughter, Elem, was inspired by her father’s tireless work ethic and keen business instincts; in the 1990s she took the reins of Torino Drywall, expanded the firm’s client base even further and today continues to cultivate the exceptional client relationships Torino Drywall is known for across the industry with her brothers Ernie and TJ.
Today, our company still approaches every job as though it were our first, committing ourselves toward executing every detail to perfection and providing exemplary customer service.


Back in the early days of drywall installation, applicators would use nails to secure drywall to the framing. Torino Drywall went against the current and used screws, a practice that has become standard across the drywall industry.
An innovation leader, Torino Drywall approached Canadian Gypsum (now CGC) to develop drywall sheets with rounded edges to offset the raised joint created by the squared finish. Thanks to our entrepreneurial vision, drywall continues to be manufactured with rounded edges to this very day.