Eastern Ontario Food & Beverage | Eastern Ontario Economic Development

Food and Beverage

Eastern Ontario is host to one of the Province's largest food clusters with a vibrant representation of companies making Ontario East their home: from an array of small specialty producers to large well established multinational firms.

Ontario’s food processing industry is thriving and Ontario East is a high-value and low-cost place to do business. A strong economic partnership among food manufacturers, educational institutions and local economic development offices helps to keep the area’s food processing industry strong and highly productive.

Food quality buildings and site certified, investment ready lands are available at costs much lower than other major centres.

Ontario East provides for a full range of support related services including research and development, training programs and equipment fabrication.

Strategically located in the heart of the eastern North American market, in close proximity to three of Canada's largest markets – Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal with easy border access to US and international markets.

The food processing industry in Eastern Ontario is supported by a strong supply chain with access to raw materials along with warehousing, specialist logistics and cold storage providers, as well as packaging services.

Eastern Ontario is a centre for research and development with world-class educational institutions specializing in food and agriculture with related science and an innovative technology cluster.

Industry Reports

Ontario East regularly prepares or commissions relevant reports on the region’s key employment sectors and other important analyses on the advantages of doing business in eastern Ontario. Read More
Available Properties

Available Properties

Ontario East uses the dynamic Zoom Prospector application to help new, expanding and relocating businesses find the perfect location with ease. Available commercial and industrial properties available Read More

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Ontario East provides regional investment attraction programming and offers professional development and networking opportunities and delivers specialized programs to enhance the region’s profile in a competitive global market. Ontario East offers a variety of membership categories for economic developers, municipalities, businesses and government officials. Joining is easy, worthwhile, and affordable!

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Success Stories

New Facility for Wills Transfer Ltd.

Welcomed with open arms by the local municipality, logistics and warehousing firm Wills Transfer Ltd.

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Tuque de Broue Brewery

A small-town brewery in Eastern Ontario has combined a devotion to community with a responsive, adaptable business strategy to achieve success and make its mark within the highly competitive craft

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Babbling Gourmet-Andi Marcus

The Babbling Gourmet

Former cosmetics exec finds comfort in simpler pleasures in mystical Northcote

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