I am intrigued with the story of Sidney Gendron and his wife Shelia Storey from Sid’s Sawmill. Partly because it’s my passion to write and talk about sustainable lifestyles and entrepreneurial ventures. This is a story of both stickability and a life of transformation.
A house fire disaster started them on a personal journey of transformation – using reclaimed barn wood to rebuild their home.
Based on their challenges, the outcome of sustainable living became the solution – using available “old wood” to manufacture something. The moral of the story is, “Create Your Own Economy” and others will join the journey.
They partnered with the city to re-purpose old, damaged fallen trees to make household furnishings, even using the sawdust to make usable by-products.
The Company’s Vision
To partner with like minded people to promote urban wood resources and deliver services for the city. Sid’s sawmill story is reflective of Mississauga’s sawmill history. Homes and its furnishing wood came from your land.
The dream materialized into a sustainable business. It takes courage and resilience to build a business from nothing.
Make wood a beneficial part of your environment.
Located at: 1352 Lakeshore Rd E, Mississauga