Rugged, Reliable, Affordable. Launched in 1963 in the back of a music store in downtown Toronto, Yorkville Sound began custom manufacturing innovative Pete Traynor designed loudspeaker columns, mixers, bass and guitar amplifiers. Our ultra-rugged user-friendly product was specifically created to suit customer demand and our original Traynor branded product quickly built a reputation for unmatched reliability in the field. Since our humble beginnings, we are proud to say we’ve grown steadily over the last five decades - moving from our initial factory location in downtown Toronto in the ‘60s to our current 150,000 square foot facility in Pickering Ontario in the ‘90s. Our core manufacturing business still employs over 200 people at the Canadian factory. Over the years we have also built a strong resale division with brands like Apex Electronics Microphones and Applied Research & Technology (ART) branded signal processing as well as building an extremely successful distribution business.