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Farm Boy opens its 9th Toronto location on November 3rd, 2022

Yonge and St. Clair will be home to our 45th Ontario location, bringing a unique Farm Boy experience to midtown residents

Ottawa, ON (October 19th, 2022) – Ontario’s fastest-growing local fresh food retailer, Farm Boy, will open its 45th fresh market location on November 3rd on St. Clair Avenue (east of Yonge Street).

Located at 81 St. Clair Avenue East, the new 27,739-sq.-ft. location will employ 139 people in the community and showcase Farm Boy’s more than 40 years of grocery retail experience and customer-service excellence. True to Farm Boy’s roots, the new location will provide local residents with a unique shopping experience, offering a large assortment of fresh, seasonal fruit and vegetables, a broad selection of Canadian pork, chicken, and beef as well as chef-prepared, marinated-meat creations and delicious meal ideas.

Farm Boy’s grocery and dairy department delivers a great selection of items, including more than 1,600 Farm Boy private-label products and a variety of sweet treats made in the Farm Boy Bake Shop. Farm Boy Yonge and St. Clair customers can also look forward to freshly prepared, chef-inspired dishes, hot meals and the ever-popular salad bar and hot bar for grab-and-go options.

“For over 40 years, the Farm Boy experience has been rooted in fresh, wholesome food, along with exceptional customer service,” said Farm Boy President and General Manager, Shawn Linton. “We are thrilled to be opening a location for our loyal midtown Toronto customers who incorporate Farm Boy meals and products into their day-to-day lives.”

Highlights – what’s in store at Farm Boy:

  • An array of exclusive Farm Boy private-label products throughout the store, including:
    • Farm Boy Fresh Soups
    • Farm Boy Lemon Garlic Dressing
    • Farm Boy Peanut Butter Pretzels
    • Farm Boy Vegan Cheese
  • Local farm-fresh produce with organic in-season products.
  • Hundreds of Ontario fresh dairy, meat, and grocery products.
  • Hormone-free, organic beef, pork, and chicken.
  • 100% Canadian AAA beef, deeply marbled and aged a minimum of 14 days.
  • An assortment of plant-based, vegan and vegetarian fresh foods.
  • A hot bar, salad bar, and grill station for outstanding eat-on-the-go options.
  • A wide variety of local farmstead, international, and Canadian cheeses.
  • Reusable bag options to accommodate customers’ shopping needs.
  • Underground Parking

“We look forward to welcoming new customers to experience Farm Boy for themselves at our new location here at Yonge and St. Clair,” said Shawn Linton “Over the years, we have received so much support from our Toronto customers. Torontonians have come to know and love from Farm Boy – a wide variety of fresh and unique private-label products, along with exceptional customer service.”

Farm Boy opened eight stores in 2021 and most recently opened its first store in Barrie, ON, on March 31, 2022. There are 44 Farm Boy locations in Ontario.

About Farm Boy Company Inc.

Farm Boy provides a unique and friendly, fresh-market shopping experience featuring signature farm-fresh produce, butcher quality meats, artisan cheese, fresh dairy, and Farm Boy branded products. Farm Boy has grown from a small produce stand starting in Cornwall in 1981 to 44 stores located across Ontario with further expansion plans underway. For a full list of future store locations, please visit our website

For more information contact:

Jim Empey
Farm Boy Company Inc.
1427 Ogilvie Road, Ottawa, ON K1J 8M7

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