The best masonry contractors in Toronto

If you’re looking for a bricklayer or mason in Toronto – to get masonry work done in either a residential or commercial setting – you’ve come to the right place! We’ve gathered together the best masonry contractors in Toronto and have taken the liberty to pass them through a fine-toothed comb. Our contractor audit is purposely done to allow you to get your brick or stone installed properly by trustworthy masonry contractors.

No fees. No obligation.

Why choose one of our masons?

At RenoAssistance, all contractors have gone through a thorough 53-Point Verification process. Our goal is to provide you with a successful renovation project – from beginning to end.

53-point Verification

At RenoAssistance, we’ve already verified a number of elements, such as: the masonry contractor’s legal existence, their solvency, their judicial records, their license, their liability insurance, and much more. We provide you with a full Verification Report of each contractor that you will meet.

Experienced Advisor

A Renovation Advisor will be there to guide you through the process. They will understand your needs, check your budget, use our Perfect match system to match you with qualified contractors, and schedule appointments. It’s like having a personal assistant!

No fees. No Obligation.

Our service is no fees, no obligation and will always be. We know that the best contractors spend their time working to improve their skills and make their clients happy. That’s why we act as their marketing department.

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What is a mason? What is a bricklayer?

A bricklayer is a craftsman (usually a worker) that specializes in building walls or buildings by primarily using (laying) bricks.

A mason, on the other hand, is a contractor or worker that builds or restores masonry work (grand projects, repairs, etc.) – whether it be with stone, bricks, rubble – all held together with mortar, plaster or cement. A mason has a greater skillset than a bricklayer as their work can be more detail oriented.

Your Personal Assistant

A dedicated Renovation Advisor is assigned to your project. Your Advisor will be there to schedule appointments, help you understand quotes, provide you with a Verification Report for each contractor, and support you until your renovation is complete.


“New brick or stone can make your home look brand new. I can help you through the process of transforming your home.”

Tristan Allard

Renovation Advisor

Which questions should I be asking a masonry contractor?

First and foremost, to pick the best professional for your masonry work, we insist that you meet with those who will be providing you with quotes. You should avoid doing business with masonry contractors that offer to pass by while you’re at work and leave a quote in your mailbox. All you’ll have to base your decision on is a piece of paper with a price on it, which isn’t ideal.

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When meeting with the contractors, you’ll be able to sense which ones are truly interested in doing the work you need to get done. Do they walk around the building to assess the situation? If unsure, do they test certain areas or elements to avoid any surprises coming your way? Do they discuss the procedures they will be putting into place to ensure safety on the grounds?… Or, do they pressure you into signing an agreement with them so that they can move onto another paying customer? Of course, a simple meeting might not divulge all the information you need, but it will surely give you an impression on their business and their intentions.

10 questions to ask masonry companies that will quote your project

  • How long will the work take?
  • Will it be your employees or subcontractors doing the work?
  • How many years of experience do the workers doing the job have?
  • Who will be supervising the worksite?
  • How will you protect the grounds around the worksite?
  • What materials do you use to get the work done?
  • Is debris disposal included in your quote?
  • What guarantees are included in the work done?
  • Will we need to prepare anything before, or pick up anything after the job is completed – or are you offering a “turnkey” service?
  • How long have you been in business with this business name and license number (if applicable)?
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What kind of work can a masonry
 contractor do?

1. Laying stone or bricklaying

Laying brick or stone when building a new home or a commercial building, when working on a home addition, or replacing the siding on a building, etc.

2. Brick repointing

Brick or stone can remain in good condition for over a century, however the mortar joints have a lifespan of only about 25 years – and that’s if they were done correctly by a good mason in the first place!

It’s totally normal for a brick or stone building to have to get its masonry joints redone. The work consists in removing part of the old mortar and redoing the joints with new mortar – that’s what we call repointing.

3. Bowed brick (bulging brick) repair

Bowing brick is an issue that arises when there is water that has infiltrated through the mortar joints on a brick or stone wall. When this infiltrated water freezes, it expands (the same concept applies when potholes are created) or rusts the anchors. Bowed brick is usually noticed at the end of winter months and must be repaired quickly so as not to ruin the wall’s integrity and cause it to detach from the building and collapse.

4. Heritage building restoration

If your building is in an older part of town, where preserving its heritage is required, you’ll need to work with highly skilled masons (not bricklayers) that have experience in heritage restoration. This work is quite meticulous – there’s a possibility that every stone needs to be numbered in order to preserve the originality of the building and to respect the municipality’s requirements.

How much does a masonry 
contractor cost?

A qualified mason usually works for a rate of between $45 and $80/hour. This means that your masonry project’s cost will depend on the labour hours and the materials – not only the brick or stone, but also the anchors used, the mortar, and other supplies. To that cost, you’ll also need to budget for the time and material used to protect the worksite, installing and removing the scaffolds, etc. To have a better idea on the cost breakdown, take a look at our masonry work cost article. Our Renovation Advisors can also provide you with an approximate estimation of the price your project will cost you if you provide them with photos.

    What are the potential consequences of 
working with “inexpensive” 
masonry contracors?

    It’s quite easy to find contractors that supply themselves in cheap laboured masons (more often bricklayers). Though, be warned, their work may not be up to your expectations. Saving some money isn’t worth the hassle of having to get the work redone or having to get expensive repairs done on poorly executed work. Badly prepared (i.e. mixed) mortar – or a poor quality one – can erode (crumble) only after a few months. Poorly installed anchors won’t hold the wall properly either. And, of course, poorly installed brick or stone will make way for water infiltration and cause the brick to bow prematurely and put people’s safety at risk.

    We truly believe that paying a fair price for a competent mason with a good reputation is worth the investment – especially over time. That’s why we pick up to 3 masonry contractors to compete against one another so that you can get the best possible price for quality work!

      Ready to obtain free quotes from the best masonry contractors in Toronto?

      If you’re ready to get free quotes from the best masons in Toronto, get in touch with us at 1-888-670-9742 so that we can start referring you to the best suited contractors for the masonry work you need done! You can also fill our online form:

      We have Masonry Contractor in Cities where they are in high demand

      We’ve got hundreds of 360° Verified Contractors all throughout Ontario and Quebec. Let us help you by rallying up to 3 contractors to compete against one another for your renovation project. We’ll only refer you to those we feel can meet your needs – according to your expectations, budget, your allotted time, etc. We’re confident we have the right roofing contractor for you!

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