New Advertising Opportunties

Looking to promote your business to our network of thousands of locksmiths and homeowners?

The Academy of Locksmithing

TAOL's Education Facility

Website Under Re-Development

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Welcome to TAOL

The President, Alvin Dorder, The Board of Directors, and Trustees of TAOL would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to our web site. TAOL is one of the largest and most successful Locksmith Associations in North America, and has been serving it's members and the public since 1973. TAOL exists to educate and provide a friendly exchange of information between all of its members and promote the image of all locksmiths in Ontario. We work with manufacturers and distributors towards the best interests of the industry at large.

We also provide guest speakers & education for our members benefit, and have a uniform Code of Ethics. We promote and develop an apprenticeship program for Locksmiths with the goal of being officially recognized as a separate trade.

TAOL also provides a referral system for any member of the general public who may be looking for a competent locksmith for their home or business.



Upcoming Events


  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Price: $920 (+$150 Lab Fee)
Date: August 21, 2017

5 Day Course- August 21 - 25 There is a lab fee of $150 to cover consumable material / tools

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Price: $595
Date: August 26, 2017

2 Day Course - August 26 & 28

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Price: $595
Date: October 14, 2017

2 Day Course - October 14 & 15

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Price: $595
Date: October 28, 2017

2 Day Course - October 28 & 29

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Price: $535 (+ $75 Lab Fee)
Date: November 17, 2017

3 Day Course - Nov. 17, 18 & 19 There is a lab fee of $75 to cover consumable material / tools


Latest News


February 2nd, 2017

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October 7th, 2016

The ads listed here are posted as a service to the general locksmithing community. Please Note: We will Not publicly post hiring ads.