In business in Toronto for over 29 years, Appraisal Associates was one of the first personal property appraisal firms in Canada to adopt professional valuation standards. Appraisal Associates has been retained by numerous private collectors as well as a wide spectrum of prominent businesses and public institutions.

Experienced and professional

As a leading Canadian appraisal firm, Appraisal Associates offers clients experience, a high level of customer service, and appraisal reports conforming to international valuation standards.

Trained, tested and accredited

Mr. Sweeting is a Chartered Surveyor specializing Personal Property – Fine and Decorative Arts with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).

Unbiased and confidential

Appraisal Associates offers independence and arm’s-length objectivity in both valuation and advisory capacities. Appraisal Associates provides independent appraisal reports, fully researched market analysis, and insightful advice you can count on.

ricsStephen P. Sweeting, MA, MRICS

With over 29 years of experience as an independent appraiser, with additional experience in both the auction and dealer components of the business, Stephen P. Sweeting was professionally trained through the American Society of Appraisers, qualifying in 1999. Transitioning to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, he is a Professional Member with a Chartered Surveyor’s designation. Mr. Sweeting holds a MA degree specializing in Cultural Studies from Athabasca University and a BA Hons from the University of Toronto. A prolific writer on appraisal and related topics, his articles have appeared in Canadian Insurance, the American Society of Appraisers’ Personal Property Journal, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors’ Arts Surveyor, the Journal of Advanced Appraisal Studies, The Globe and Mail, and a number of other publications. As well, he has presented at various conferences and seminars on art and antiques valuation-related topics. Between 2011 and 2014 Mr. Sweeting was the instructor for “Art and Crime”, a Masters-level online course at Athabasca University. During the same period he was the editor of The Art and Crime Gazette, a website reporting on “events, articles and books generated at points of intersection between art and crime.”


Edith Yeomans, FASA

In Memoriam
We regret to inform clients that Ms. Yeomans passed away on September 22, 2022. 
Previous clients of Ms. Yeomans can arrange for additional valuation services by contacting Stephen P. Sweeting, MA, MRICS at: