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Food and Beverage

Food and Beverage

The Toronto Region
has it all.

Feeling hungry or thirsty? Looking for a great restaurant or a specialty supermarket with foods from around the world? Interested in seeing farmers’ markets offering local produce right in the downtown core?

Why The Toronto Region is the right choice:

  • The Toronto Region has over 1,400 food and beverage manufacturing companies, including major companies such as Sofina Foods, Mondelez International, and Dr. Oetker.
  • Businesses can take advantage of Canada’s 15 Free Trade Agreements, allowing preferential market access and duty-free export access to the global market.
  • Toronto Region’s food retailing sector is the largest in Canada, and our diversity ensures that our food manufacturers and restaurants are at the forefront of culinary trends and product developments.
  • Surrounded by some of the most fertile agricultural land. Canada is one of the world’ largest producers of pulses.
  • Toronto Region’s researchers are advancing Canada’s alternative proteins and cellular agriculture industry.
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Some of our key subsectors:

      • Food and Beverage Processing
      • Food Services and Retailing
      • Alternative Proteins
      • Cellular Agriculture
      • Vertical Farming
      • Food Waste


From processing and manufacturing to transportation, storage, and warehousing, Vaughan is home to over 100 food and beverage manufacturing businesses large and small.

Located north of the City of Toronto in York Region, Vaughan is also home to Canadian Pacific Railway’s largest intermodal terminal, providing non-stop connections to the Port of Vancouver and a handling capacity of more than 600,000 containers annually.

Vaughan’s supportive infrastructure, access to talent, and central location have won the favour of some of the region’s largest agri-food companies.

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Toronto Global worked closely with The Cultivated B. to introduce them to Toronto Region’s food & beverage ecosystem by making valuable connections to service providers, local industry associations, champions, and post-secondary institutions that have expertise in alternative proteins.

Success story

The Cultivated B.

The Cultivated B. (TCB) is a German bioengineering company providing access to plant-based and cell-based alternative protein sources. The company is focused on scaled alternative protein production and cellular agriculture technologies to systematically identify new molecular resources for humanity.

The Cultivated B. announced the opening of its cellular agriculture operations in Burlington, Ontario (west of Toronto). The new manufacturing facility is 130,000 square feet and will be used to develop and produce bioreactors up to 25,000L, as well as photobioreactors and high-precision devices for cellular agriculture and precision fermentation. In addition to the development of bioreactors, TCB partnered with Ontario Genomics to use 20,000 square feet of the new space as an innovation hub for cellular agriculture and other biotech SMEs to access laboratory space, mentorship, and to test and scale products.

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Ready to see what the Toronto Global team can do to support your business expansion in the Toronto Region?
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