In 1949, Don Mills set out from his parents’ home in Kitsilano, British Columbia at the early age of 19 to become the youngest person in Canada to establish a commercial stationery company.

In the beginning, there was very little in the way of capital. He had to ride interurban transit and streetcars to deliver goods to his customers.

Mills soon became a thriving business where its employees and customers enjoyed great service.

Since these early days, much has changed in the industry, but Mills continues to grow under the leadership of Don’s sons, Brad and Blair Mills.