A Brief History and Recent News & Events

Hub Equipment was incorporated in 1946 in Moncton, New Brunswick when its founder T.H. Stevenson saw the potential to redeploy surplus contractor equipment. The vast potential of the equipment rental industry was slowly beginning to emerge across North America and Europe. His son, Verne Stevenson, moved the business to Brockville, Ontario in the 1950’s where it briefly became a Ford Industrial Tractor dealer. Buying and selling used equipment became a staple of Hub, as well as a growing rent-to-rent business. With the completion of the St. Lawrence Seaway, Hub relocated to Toronto in the late 1950’s.

In addition to air compressors and ride on compaction, at that time Hub rented concrete plants, wide pad (LGP) dozers, pipelayers and long reach excavators in an effort to break apart from the crowd. Dedicated preventative maintenance programs preserved the rental fleet in excellent condition. Timely turnover of the core rental fleet across Canada and further abroad helped Hub maintain a diversified, quality rental fleet to meet the constantly changing needs of our valued customers.

Over 70 years later, Hub remains a respected provider of outstanding rental equipment across Canada, providing equipment from CAT, Hitachi, John Deere, Komatsu, and more. We pride ourselves on meeting our customers’ needs by providing attentive and flexible service, quality equipment and upholding our tradition of trust.


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April 2018 – Centennial College Student Awards 

We are proud to support the students of the Heavy Equipment program at Centennial College with annual scholarships.  Here are the 2017/2018 scholarship recipients:  George Williams and Nathan Fernandes at the Student Awards Night.  Congratulations to George and Nathan on all their hard work!  

September 2017 – New Mobile Lube Service

We maintain our own fleet to the highest standards … it’s an integral part of “The Hub Way” which is key to our success.

Now we are pleased to be able to offer mobile lube service to our customers as well Quality work performed by Hub’s experienced technicians at reasonable rates.  Need us to work after hours?  No problem and no extra charge.  We work around your schedule.

Contact us today for a no-obligation quote and see the difference for yourself.   

May 2017 – Hub Open House and BBQ

Join us for our upcoming open house on Thursday, May 25, 2017, 11 am – 2 pm.  See what’s new at Hub Equipment.  Whether you are interested in equipment for rent, for sale or you have your own surplus equipment to sell, we can help you with all your equipment needs.  Worst case, you’ll enjoy a steak lunch and time catching up with other folks from the construction industry.  Hope to see you there!   (Did we mention DOOR PRIZES?) RSVP to admin@hubequipment.com.

March 2017 – Hub Support of National Champions

We are proud sponsors of the Toronto Nomads Rugby Club’s Junior team. Three of the Nomads, Kevin Vertkas, Mikkel Boggren and Henry Stevenson, competed in the National U18 7’s and returned home NATIONAL CHAMPIONS after winning GOLD in Vancouver. Congratulations to these young men on their success!

September 2016 – Proud to Support Red Cross After the Fires in Alberta

We received this certificate of thanks from the Red Cross for our donation earlier this year to assist with recovery after the fires in Alberta. In addition to Hub’s own donation, we also encouraged our employees to help and not only matched their donations, but doubled them. We are proud of what our team was able to contribute! We continue to keep everyone affected in Alberta in our thoughts as they continue to rebuild.

March 2016 – Student Awards Night at Centennial College

Raegan Fatouros (General Manager) and Joe Cuzzolino (Rental Operations Manager) had the pleasure of attending Student Awards Night at Centennial College to present two Hub Equipment scholarships to Adam Johnston and Brandon Wilk for their academic excellence achievement in the Heavy Duty Equipment Technician program. Congratulations to Adam and Brandon!

July 2014 – Blue Jays Day

Team HUB’s day out at the ballpark, cheering on the Blue Jays.


June 2014 – Celebrating Joe’s 35 Years of Service

Hub celebrates our Rental Operations Manager, Joe Cuzzolino’s, outstanding 35 years of service with Hub Equipment. Congratulations, Joe!

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