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Discreet Investigations is a licensed agency registered with the Ontario Solicitor General -Private Security and Investigative Services Branch. We are committed to providing intelligent investigations, surveillance and counter-surveillance services to our clients in Toronto, Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton, London and across the province. With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Glanville has established a reputation for delivering the hard evidence that helps corporations, law firms, families, and spouses make smarter decisions.

We have always stood by the importance of experience – because Experience Matters! – and work with the best and brightest investigative and surveillance talent.

Discreet Investigations invests in cutting-edge surveillance equipment to gather high-quality photographs, video recordings and digital evidence so you get the clearest picture of your case. Every case is handled with sensitivity and 100% discretion.

Our private investigators bring many years of experience, coming from backgrounds with Ontario police forces and the military.


For over 30 years, Mr. James Glanville has dedicated himself to the task of finding the information that helps bring resolution to peoples’ lives. Mr. Glanville takes a close interest in every case Discreet Investigations takes on and ensures clients receive quality, responsive service.

Mr. James Glanville has worked as a professional bodyguard, surveillance expert, and undercover operator. His team of Investigators come from police forces across the country, with unlimited networking abilities. To be quite frank, only the finest Investigators work for Discreet Investigations – Experience Matters!


James Glanville protecting actor Anthony Hopkins


Our reputation is built on a foundation of absolute discretion, trust and integrity. Every matter is kept 100% confidential and handled with care. We have over 30 years of experience in investigation and security and our investigators get the answers you need – trust us, Experience Matters!



As a certified Protection Specialist as well as a Surveillance and Counter Surveillance Expert, James M. Glanville has worked with world leaders, royal families, Fortune 500 CEO’s, professional athletes and the Hollywood elite.


We make use of state of the art surveillance techniques that have set the bar in the industry. The methods followed by us are professional and accurate to ensure you get the answers you desire. Contact us for exceptional and unmatched service provided by trained professionals with years of experience in the field.

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Cheating Spouse

Find out if your spouse, common law partner or live-in-partner is having an affair. Get peace of mind from clear answers about your partner’s activities and whereabouts. We help build ironclad divorce, alimony, child custody and child support cases.

Child Custody

Find out if your ex is harming your child or planning on fleeing jurisdiction. Fight your partner’s illusion of the ‘good parent’ and save children from becoming a bargaining chip. We help parents protect their child’s mental, physical and religious safety.

Insurance Investigation

Don’t become a victim of staged accidents, false statements and fraud in insurance claims. Get the hard evidence that can prevent opportunistic insurance fraud. We work with insurers, law firms and claims adjusters for all personal and business insurance defence.

Skip Tracing / Missing Person

Find persons who have gone missing intentionally or unintentionally. We use cutting-edge investigative techniques to locate missing persons and assets in Canada. We work with lawyers, debt collectors, insurers, executors of estate and individuals.

Law Firm Support

Build stronger cases and help your clients make more informed decisions with hard evidence. We are court recognized experts and registered with the Ontario Solicitor General - Private Security and Investigative Services Branch. Seamless litigation support and intelligence for family, civil and commercial matters.

Surveillance Services

Get the accurate, detailed and reliable answers you need. We collect photographic, video, audio, internet, documentary and location information through intelligent surveillance. Concrete evidence from physical and electronic surveillance.

Corporate investigations

Empower yourself with clear information and actionable insight before M&As, business deals and strategic recruitment. Probe and penalize internal conduct. Cost-effective investigation and counter surveillance that helps protect your interests.

Espionage and bug sweeps

Has your home, office or vehicle been bugged? Is your phone carrying spyware? Is someone spying on your digital and physical activity? Is someone taping your personal conversations? Do they know where you have been or where you are going without you disclosing that information? Toronto’s highest regarded counter-surveillance specialists will give you the answers.

Social media & internet investigations

Find digital breadcrumbs that reveal activity, behavior, income and property. Achieve better outcomes in divorce, alimony, child custody, worker compensation, insurance, harassment and other cases. Get evidence from deep social media and internet investigations that are admissible in court.


Our Investigation Hotline

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+1 (888) 680-0036