About Cedar Lake

Cedar Lake has curated a selection of some of the most finely crafted, most compelling and often whimsical works by Canadian artists and artisans to make them available to you online for the last three years. Now, you can also see everything in person at the new brick and mortar gallery, which celebrated the one year anniversary of opening on November 3, 2018!

Visit Cedar Lake Studios, 19 Ainslie St. N. Cambridge (Galt), ON. Open Monday 11 am - 4 pm starting in December, and Wednesday to Friday, 10:30 am - 5:30 pm, Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm. 

Who:

Susan Benton: I am a Canadian entrepreneur with a background in marketing, sales, communication, training and retail directorships at major Canadian theatres and art galleries. Born in Toronto, I have also lived in Oakville, Stratford, London, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls, Waterdown and now Cambridge (Galt), and I have travelled to England, Ireland, Scotland, and across Canada and the US. I have two awesome sons who each make the world a better place in very special ways. I also play the piano (for myself only), cycle and run, and spend as much time at the cottage as I can. I believe that everything happens for a reason and I am blessed to be able to manage this business.

What and Why:

My original business partner's and my career paths converged at the McMichael Canadian Art Collection in Kleinburg, Ontario, the only gallery in Canada solely devoted to exhibiting and collecting Canadian historical and contemporary art. Our goal was to work together to create opportunities for artists and artisans, and share their work with those who want more beauty, joy and fun in their lives. We created and launched Cedar Lake in 2015. My former colleague is now pursuing her art full-time (view her work on the site, Wendy Campbell), but still lends her technical expertise from time to time. :)

Where we have come:

Cedar Lake continues to offer a selection of art and gifts, each one carefully chosen for its quality, uniqueness and story. I am always searching for new artist and artisan work so you will see new work regularly. Enjoy browsing and purchasing something for yourself or to share. Cedar Lake customers are happy with their purchases. You can read some of their testimonials on the Customers Share blog. Customers say that the product is even better than in the pictures - I agree!

Cedar Lake Online

When you order online, your package is put together by hand and will be shipped within 48 hours (although usually within 24 hours). All packaging materials are environmentally friendly. Please feel free to re-use them. Hand delivery within the Burlington, Hamilton, Dundas, Cambridge area can be arranged for a fee or arrange for parcel pickup if you need something immediately. 

Thank you for your interest in Cedar Lake and Cedar Lake Studios!

For any further inquiries, submissions, or ideas, drop a line via the contact page