About Us


Our Story

Today, you’ll find both of my daughters, Jacqueline and Victoria working with me. A dream I never thought would come true. They often tell me what inspired them to join this company is my passion around spices, my knowledge on the topic and my desire to make sure our customers always get the best of the best. Watching them learn the spices is like watching a younger version of myself as I now stand in the role of my father, teaching them.

With previous job experience in the spice industry, my father Thomas David Horton Sr., opened Horton Spice Mills in 1962. He gave me my first job in 1971 as a spice miller where I learned to grind spice for 11 years. From there, I moved to shipping and delivery, warehousing, colours, flavours and extracts. What I know today is because of working in the manufacturing end of the business.

Both Jacqueline and Victoria have spent many past summers working part-time while finishing their education. Learning the spices and the processes behind what it is that we do before joining full-time was key. Taking their skills and expertise learned outside of our business and applying it within has opened up avenues of growth and has enabled us to better serve you.

We have something new and exciting coming soon! Until then, our team would like to thank you for your ongoing support in our Canadian family company. For those looking to add our spices, herbs, seasonings and extracts to their collection, welcome to the family- the one that gives you ‘The Spice of Your Life®’.

Tom Horton Jr.

President & Owner

Horton Spice Mills Ltd.

Why Choose Horton Spice Mills?

Our made-per-order and unique grinding method ensures that our products maintain high oil content, flavour and aroma. My father’s favourite word to live by was “Quality” and we continue to provide just that to our customers

We have developed our own line of seasonings and extracts over the years in addition to spices and herbs. We can custom develop, match, and further enhance blends based on your needs.

We supply the foodservice industry, commercial bakery trade and private label for companies in retail also.

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256 Steelcase Road West, Markham, ON L3R 1B3 Canada

Phone Number

(905) 475-6130

Open Monday - Friday

7:30 AM - 4 PM

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