Central/Eastern Canada News

Sobeys opens transit-linked Urban Fresh store in Toronto | Grocery Business News

Sobeys has opened its newest Urban Fresh location in Toronto, next to a subway station on Toronto’s busy Bloor subway line. The location is connected to the Islington subway station by a tunnel, so shoppers accessing the store by subway will be able to avoid adverse weather.

The new location has all of the features of an Urban Fresh store, including oven-cooked pizzas, fresh salads, sushi and sandwiches, local and organic products, and a section offering ready-made foods. The new Urban Fresh opened for business May 2. (Grocery Business Magazine)


Metro online order delivery launches in Ontario | Grocery Business News

Metro has begun to offer delivery of online orders in Ontario. So far the service is being offered only at selected stores. The delivery charge is $35, but as part of an opening promotion, customers receive $50 worth of groceries free on their first order, and the delivery fee is waived for the next three orders.

The delivery trucks feature Metro’s “Tri-Zones” system, which has three different climate controlled zones – a temperate zone, a refrigerated zone and a zone for frozen goods. (Grocery Business Magazine)


Permit issued for new Marshalls/HomeSense store in Sarnia ON

The building permit has been issued for renovation of the former Sears building at Lambton Mall. Mississauga-based TJX Canada has not officially announced the new store for Sarnia but it’s reportedly set to open in April 2020.


A 'self-serve' store is opening inside Toronto's MOCA, and everything's made by ordinary locals | CBC Arts

It's not a gift shop — it's an Honest Shop, and it opens at the Museum of Contemporary Art this week.


Farmers and Flea Market re-branding itself with $700K in changes

The farmers and flea market on Longwoods Road in Chatham is getting $700,000 in new additions, including a name change.


Hullmark Announces Key Hire and Promotions to Support Strategic Growth

Toronto-based real estate investor and developer, Hullmark, today announced changes to its executive management team as part of a strategic plan to enhance the company's real estate management platform.

Among the announced changes, Hullmark confirmed that Noah Rechtsman has joined the company in the position of Executive Vice President (EVP), Private Equity, and announced the promotions of Aly Damji (to EVP Investments & Asset Management) and Leona Savoie (to the role of Senior Vice President, Development). The changes to the Hullmark executive team are effective immediately.


Cannabis Retail Guide: Tokyo Smoke, Yonge Street, Toronto

The retail cannabis store at 333 Yonge Street is operated by sole proprietor Colin Campbell, but you wouldn’t guess it from the Tokyo Smoke branding that decks out the entire store.