Who Are We?
Jack A Frost Ltd., a family owned business has been a key player in the Canadian entertainment industry since 1957. When Bill and Ella Finch purchased the company from Mr. Frost in the mid 1970’s, they expanded the business to include mobile power. With Len Finch as president, Frost has deepened its commitment to the performing arts, by expanding its range of services to include; consulting, supplying, installing, servicing, and renting lighting, sound, rigging and drapery systems.
Over the years, the company has been involved in many exciting projects. Some have been temporary, such as; providing the electrical power for three climbs of Mount Everest, the Ali-Bugner fight in Malaysia and the Pope’s Cross-Canada tour. However most projects have involved permanent installations.
Many prominent television studios have been outfitted with dimming and control systems by Frost. The CBC in Toronto and Montreal, CTV in Toronto and Ottawa, CITY-TV, MTV, and Global, for example are ongoing customers of Jack A. Frost Ltd. In fact, CBC stations from Halifax to Victoria have purchased consumable goods from Frost.
Our professional theatre customers include the National Arts Centre, the Shaw Festival, The Canadian Stage Company and the Stratford Shakespearean Festival. Community Theatres and universities also benefit from the expertise and friendly service at Frost.
Frost has installed Full Performance systems for many school boards utilizing the broad range of equipment that we represent. With our extensive line of products Frost is a complete supplier of all technical theatre and studio requirements. We offer state-of-the-art computerised equipment that is affordable to high schools, enabling students to gain the invaluable hands-on-experience they need to succeed in the demanding world of entertainment technology. You will find Frost installations in schools throughout Ontario.
To round out our full service commitment to the performing arts industry, Jack A. Frost Ltd. provides rental equipment, equipment servicing and training workshops. Frost maintains a well-stocked, competitively-priced rental department. Our service department is well equipped and staffed by knowledge professionals and ready to service equipment of any brand or vintage. The training workshops that we have developed, for everyone from beginners to experts, are received enthusiastically everywhere they are presented.
Jack A. Frost Ltd. is a proud member of The Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT), The United States Institute for Theatre Technology (USITT) and the Entertainment Services & Technology Association (ESTA).
In August of 2000 at their conference in Halifax, The Canadian Institute for Theatre Technology (CITT) awarded Jack A. Frost Ltd. the Supplier Achievement Award. It is awarded each year to an individual and/or corporate entity that have shown sustained commitment to providing excellent service and/or product(s) to the Canadian cultural industry.
We are committed to helping our customers learn about and enjoy their equipment. We want to share our enthusiasm and enjoyment of creativity through technology.