Downtown Toronto is getting its fourth Farm Boy.
On May 6, the Empire-owned banner will open a 19,317-sq.-ft. store in the Queens Quay Terminal--a condominium apartment, office and retail complex in the city's Harbourfront neighbourhood.
The store will employ 135 staff members and will offer a wide variety of farm fresh produce, butcher-quality meats, artisan cheese, fresh dairy and plenty of plant-based and vegan options.
In a press release, Farm Boy president and general manager Jean-Louis Bellemare said he was excited for the Harbourfront community to “get a taste of the signature Farm Boy experience.”
“We will continue to offer a wide range of freshly made grab-and-go options for customers looking for a quick and tasty breakfast, lunch, or dinner, as well as the freshest seasonal produce and highest quality meat options,” he said. “Our team is focused on providing our customers with an exceptional in-store experience with outstanding service that is truly “all about the food.”
Empire has been aggressively growing the Farm Boy banner since it acquired the Ontario-based grocer for $800 million in 2018. With Empire behind it, Farm Boy has better access to premium sites all around the Greater Toronto Area and in the downtown core.
Over the last three years, Farm Boy has opened stores in St. Catharines, Ottawa, Newmarket and downtown Toronto, and it will continue to grow in 2021 with the opening of five new locations.