Farm Boy Announces Leslie and Lake Shore, Toronto Location

Ottawa, ON (September 25, 2018FARM BOY, Ontario’s fastest growing fresh food retailer today announced that
it will bring its popular fresh-market shopping experience to a second location in Toronto.

Set to open this winter, the new 20,038 sq. ft. store, located at 1015 Lake Shore Blvd East,will create 130 new jobs and true to Farm Boy roots will deliver local shoppers a world-class food experience with exceptional customer service and an abundant selection of the freshest foods.

In addition to plentiful varieties of farm fresh produce, butcher quality meats, artisan cheese and fresh dairy, residents can look forward to a great selection of locally made products and plant-based foods plus sweet and savoury treats made from scratch in the Farm Boy Kitchen. For busy shoppers looking to eat well on the run, Farm Boy will be serving up their fresh, delicious chef-inspired meals with a fast-casual restaurant experience that includes mouth-watering, flatbread pizza, stir-fries and fresh made sushi.

The store will also include a made-to-order fresh grilling station that will offer restaurant quality breakfast, lunch and dinner with daily features such as grilled paninis, seared Farm Boy sausages and gourmet grilled cheese all served hot and ready to take home or enjoy in the store’s comfortably designed, Wi-Fi enabled eating area.

“Offering healthy, fresh, wholesome foods and friendly service has been the heart and soul of our business since 1981,” says Jeff York, Farm Boy co-CEO. “After opening locations in Etobicoke and Hamilton we’ve received many requests from residents in the Toronto area asking us to open a Farm Boy in their neighbourhood. We are excited to share the news today with the Leslie and Lake Shore community and we promise to work hard to earn their business.”

About Farm Boy 2012 Inc.
Selected as one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies, Eastern Ontario based Farm Boy provides a unique and friendly, fresh-market shopping experience. Featuring their signature farm-fresh produce and organic, natural and locally sourced foods, plus their popular store brands and wholesome fresh prepared meals, made from scratch in the Farm Boy Kitchen. With legions of loyal customers, Farm Boy has grown from a small produce stand starting in Cornwall in 1981 to 26 stores located across Ontario, with the Leslie and Lake Shore and Oakville locations opening this winter. The company plans to continue its fresh market expansion across Ontario.

Media contact:
Carolyn Trudel, Director of PR and Market Development
613-747-2363 [email protected]
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