Quality Craftmanship at a Reasonnable Price

Since 1989

Serving the community since 1989

Modern Painting and Framing shop has been established since 1989. We offer quality framing to consumers, art collectors, interior designers and local artists, charities, government departments and local businesses. We carry hundreds of ready-made frames of all sizes to fit different budgets. We have one of the widest selections of custom framing materials and moldings. It’s been a family business for over 27 years, with our expertise and personalized care, we are able to help you to solve all your framing needs. What is important to you is important to us, because after all, we are passionate about our craftmanship and we put all our heart and soul into it. You will be always dealing with the owner of the business who cares.

Our Products and Services

Craftsmanship and Great Product Selections at a Reasonable Prices

Custom Framing

We specialize in stretching paintings with staples on the back or putting black tape around the sides after stretching. Cross-stitch and embroidery stuffing needlework, silk and materials. Shadow boxes for sports jersey or collectibles. Fast service for shrink wrap for watercolor and matting:

Stretch Canvas and Digital Printing

You can email us your digital file or bring it on a USB drive or CD to the store, we’ll transfer it to any of the many types of canvas of your choices: acid-free canvas, photo paper, watercolour arch paper, etc. Let us know your needs and our specialist will advise you on the best options and prices.

Ready-Made Frames

Largest selection of ready made frames in stock for all budgets. Local artists would love our selections and prices. We can install the painting right on the spot within minutes and ready to hang up in your house or office. We have thousands of sample corners suitable for all types of framing and original art work.

Competitive Pricing

Stretching paintings
Diploma and Certificate Framing
Cross-stitch and embroidery stuffing needle work, silk and materials.
Shadow boxes for sport jersey or collectibles.
Shrink wrap for watercolour and matting.
Fine art & posters.
Drymount and lamination, flushmount & plaque mounting.
Photos & custom matting.

Unparrallel Craftsmanship

Single Canvas
Gallery Double Thickness Canvas
Digital Printing on stretched canvas.
Bring your original painting and we’ll transfer it to an acid-free canvas of your choice.

Huge Selection

Artist & volume discounts Pick up and delivery available
I have been using Modern Framing for over 10 yrs and have been extremely satisfied with their frame selection, professional service and competitive prices. They have an artistic eye for suggesting the frames and matting to showcase and enhance the artwork.


“I am a professional artist, and can recommend that you go to this fine shop for your framing needs as well as to buy canvas to paint on. For 8 years or so I have enjoyed the friendly service and excellent prices of this family owned and operated shop. I recommend that you drop by to check it out, and you won’t be disappointed.”
Blair T. Paul

Artist, www.blairpaul.com

When it come’s to budget , which is noteworthy, they will meet your needs every time ! In all of these years, I can truly say that I have been satisfied 100% of the time with their service and I do look forward to many, many, more years of that kind of special service and friendship!
Bruce D. Wood


I have been framing the majority of my artwork with Phillip and Edward since the mid-1990’S. I appreciate their down to earth style and the expertise they offer in framing. I also like the choice of frames available and the excellent pricing. I can highly recommend this “dynamic duo” for your framing needs.
Peter Soulsby

painter, www.petersoulsby.ca

I’d highly recommend Modern Painting and Framing — they are a courteous, caring and skilled family-owned business that really meets my needs, the needs of my collectors and the needs of other Ottawa artists.
Barbara Ursel

Artist, www.barbaraursel.com

It is a pleasure working this Philip and Ed, whether trying to decide on a frame or to pick up extra hardware. Even when my ‘go to’ frame has been discontinued the Chans seem to be able to find a replacement. They work hard for me and I always leave with a smile.
Judi Miller

Textile Artist, judimiller.ca

Interested to proudly show your artworks professionally online at a very affordable cost?


Reach Us


1315 Richmond Rd
Ottawa, ON K2B 8J7


(613) 596-5684  edman642003@yahoo.ca

Business Hours

Mondy-Friday: 10am – 6pm
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: Closed

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