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

The Academy of Locksmithing

TAOL's Education Facility

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


  • 10:00 am
  • Price: $495
Date: December 17, 2016

Dec. 17, 18

  • 9:00 am
  • Price: $545
Date: January 07, 2017

2 Day Class Jan. 7 & 8

  • 9:00 am
  • Price: $425
Date: January 14, 2017

2 Day Course - Jan. 14 & 15

  • 8:00 am
  • Price: $TBA
Date: January 21, 2017

2 Day Course.This is the first of 3 Modules comprising the EST Certification. Level I is a compulsory prerequisite for any seeking the designation of EST.

  • 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Price: $920 (+$150 Lab Fee)
Date: January 30, 2017

5 Day Course- Jan 30 - Feb 03 There is a lab fee of $150 to cover consumable material / tools


Latest News


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.

October 2nd, 2016

Not all Locksmiths are created equal, and even in provinces that have regulated the trade this article proves that Scammers will still take advantage.