Black Photo Corporation

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Black Photo Corporation
Industry Retail
Founded 1948 in Toronto
Headquarters Markham, Ontario, Canada
Key people William Edward Black and Robert Black
Products Photo finishing
Parent Telus

The Black Photo Corporation is a large Canada-wide retailer of photo-related products and photofinishing services. It is headquartered in Markham, Ontario and has 90+ stores across 7 of 10 provinces (British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick) in Canada.


Store at the Promenade Mall.

Black's Photo was founded in 1948 by brothers William Edward Black (1925-2010) and Robert (Bob) Black in Toronto.[1][2]

The family owned firm became a public company in 1969 and was listed on Toronto Stock Exchange[3][4] and later sold to Fuji Film in 1981.[5]

The company is a Canadian retailer.[3]

Black's acquired Astral Photo, formed in 1968 by Astral Media in Montreal. The Quebec based stores were ultimately renamed Blacks, but the last of the stores in Quebec were closed in 2013. Blacks currently does not have a presence in Quebec.

On October 29th 2007, Reichmann Hauer Capital Partners (RHCP) purchased the company. The company was then acquired from RHCP by Telus in 2009.


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