Ontario’s burgeoning Farm Boy chain is continuing to expand its fresh, locally-sourced market experience, bringing a new location to Toronto this fall.
The new 20,000 sq. ft. Farm Boy store will bring 150 new jobs to the Etobicoke community, along with its signature farm fresh produce, butcher quality meats, artisan cheese, fresh dairy, and made-from-scratch meals for customers, including made-to-order wood-fired pizza, stir-fries and sushi.
“After opening our locations in Whitby and Pickering we received many requests from residents in the Toronto area asking us to open a Farm Boy in their neighbourhood,” says Jeff York, Farm Boy co-CEO in a press release.
York also expressed his excitement for the new location, promising to work hard to earn the neighbourhood’s business.
The Etobicoke location is set to open this fall in the Shoppes of Alderwood at 841 Brown’s Line.
“Alderwood residents have been eagerly awaiting a new grocery store,” said Councillor Mark Grimes, Ward 6 (Etobicoke-Lakeshore) in the same press release. “I have been working with the property owner, Gargan Investments Limited, to help secure a retailer to serve as the marquee store for the Shoppes of Alderwood, and we are thrilled that Farm Boy chose South Etobicoke as the home of its first Toronto location!”
Farm Boy—named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies—first started in Cornwall as a small produce stand in 1981, and has since grown to a respected chain with 23 stores located across the province, all supporting local food and farmers.
The chain has been growing its fresh food market experience in the GTA more recently, opening the Pickering location in the fall of 2016, and the Whitby location in August 2015.
The company plans to continue its expansion across Ontario, including getting closer to the city’s urban centre to cater to condo residents and young professionals.
Get a 1-minute glimpse of the Farm Boy experience in their video below: