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A Legacy of Creativity and Craftsmanship

At Apollon Gotrick, we are more than just a supplier of art materials; we are a legacy of creativity, craftsmanship, and dedication. Our story, spanning over half a century, reflects our unwavering commitment to the world of art and our customers. Explore the facets of Apollon Gotrick:

Established in 1967, Apollon Gotrick is a renowned name in the art supply industry. With a rich heritage and a steadfast commitment to quality, we have evolved to become a trusted partner for artists and art supply stores across North America.




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Our Heritage


The Beginnings

In 1957, a visionary artist and entrepreneur, Mr. Dimitri Apokatanidis, embarked on a remarkable journey when he immigrated to Canada. 

Mr. Apokatanidis began his career by creating custom frames for artworks. He believed that art should not only be admired but also beautifully showcased in homes. His decorative frames breathed life into countless pieces of art, allowing people to hang their passions on their walls.

The Birth of Apollon

In 1967, Mr. Dimitri Apokatanidis took his passion for art and craftsmanship to the next level by founding Apollon. The first store was established in Montreal, and it quickly became a hub for artists, art enthusiasts, and anyone who appreciated the beauty of creative expression.

As the years passed, Apollon experienced remarkable growth, driven by Mr. Dimitri Apokatanidis's dedication to quality and his keen eye for artistry. It was a place where art and innovation converged, and where artisans and creators found inspiration.


A Generation Transition

The legacy of Apollon continued to flourish when Mr. Dimitri Apokatanidis passed the torch to his son, Mr. Costa Apokatanidis. Under his leadership, Apollon underwent a transformative shift in its operations, expanding beyond custom framing.

Transitioning to the production of artist canvases, Apollon viewed this new venture as a vast opportunity for creativity and growth. With an unwavering commitment to quality and an artist's soul, the company evolved into a reputable supplier of various painting surfaces, from canvases to wood panels.

Our Present

Today, Apollon stands as a proud and reputable supplier of premium art surfaces. We are honored to supply art supply stores throughout North America with the finest materials for creative expression.

Our commitment to craftsmanship, quality, and the enduring spirit of creativity is the foundation upon which Apollon Gotrick is built. We are not just a supplier; we are a part of the artistic journey, enabling artists and creators to bring their visions to life.


Meet The Team

Our team comprises approximately 75 dedicated individuals who share our passion for art and craftsmanship. Their expertise and commitment drive our mission to provide the finest art supplies.


Costa Apokatanidis


Gregory Apokatanidis

Sales Director


Loula Ladas


Adam Awad

Warehouse Director, Laval

Maryse Menard

Warehouse Director, Verchères

Dominique Tanguay

Finance & Administration Director

Join Us in Celebrating Artistry

As we look to the future, we invite you to be a part of our story. Whether you are an artist seeking the perfect canvas, an art supply store looking for premium materials, or simply someone who appreciates the beauty of creativity, Apollon Gotrick is here to celebrate artistry with you.


Apollon's Legacy

Apollon Gotrick's journey is a testament to dedication, innovation, and excellence in the world of painting surfaces, such as canvases, wood panels, and canvas rolls. The company was founded by Mr. Dimitri Apokatanidis, who, despite his early passing, set a strong foundation with his vision to produce the finest painting surfaces for artists. His commitment to quality established Apollon Gotrick as a leader in Canada.

Mr. Costa Apokatanidis's leadership is marked by a blend of respect for his father's legacy and a passion for embracing modern technologies and innovative practices. His approach has significantly modernized the company's production process, maintaining the high standards set by his father while adapting to the evolving needs of artists.

Under the direction of Mr. Costa, Apollon Gotrick has not only maintained its esteemed reputation but has also expanded its reach and influence. Mr. Costa's vision and dedication have been instrumental in cementing the company's position as a leading name in Canada for artists seeking premium painting surfaces.


The Workshop and Factories

Apollon Gotrick operates from three state-of-the-art factories, two located in Laval, Quebec, and one in Vercheres, Quebec. With a total of approximately 60,000 square feet of warehouse space, we ensure that our products meet the highest standards of quality and reliability.