Our History


  • 1897-1905

    A young Irishman Seeks His Fortune

    Six years after coming west from Ireland, George Peet, a friend of royalty and ranch hands, opens his own agency, offering Calgarians everything from real estate to insurance and coal. Learn more »

  • 1905-1918

    Alberta becomes a province; Barney Toole & George Peet form a partnership.

    24 year old Barney Toole rises through the ranks to become the CPR's district land agent, then leaves to join a fello Irishman in Toole Peet & Co. Learn More »

  • 1918-1954

    The Leduc Number One Oil transforms Calgary

    After surviving several real estate busts, a stock market crash, and two world wars, Toole Peet emerges as an industry leader. Bill Toole, the second generation of the Toole family, takes over the reins starting later in 1945. Learn More »

  • 1954-1979

    Selling the landmark location on Second Street

    With Calgary's oil-based economy driving up land prices, Bill Toole sells the downtown office block bought by his uncle about fifty years earlier on Second Street W., and relocates the firm to Seventeenth Avenue SW. By 1983, Calgary's economy was in a recession. Learn More »

  • 1979-1997

    Calgary Hosts the Olympics; The Third Generation Takes Over

    Larry Toole, Bill's son, takes over as President. Calgarians refuse to give in to the gloom of low oil prices and one year later, they have something to cheer about when the Flames defeat the Montreal Canadians and win the Stanley Cup. Learn More »

  • 1997

    Toole Peet celebrates it's 100th Anniversary

    Three years after Calgary celebrates its centennial, Toole Peet celebrates its 100th year, as does the Club which Barney Toole helped found, The Calgary Golf and Country Club. Toole Peet has 80 employees, many with over 25 years of service. Learn More »