5200 Yonge Food Market

Do you know any food entrepreneurs looking to make a start in a prime Yonge Street location?

Through a project which I initiated, the City is providing an opportunity for talented and creative chefs/food entrepreneurs to get  started at below-market rents in city-owned space at the base of a new condominium at 5200 Yonge Street.


The leases, which come with a fully-equipped kitchen, are available for up to two years, after which time successful operators will hopefully be able to rent other space in which to continue. The program is only for independent new vendors with products not currently offered by existing restaurants in the immediate area.


In addition to  food service equipment, leases will include water, hydro and taxes. Successful applicants will also receive assistance and training in operating a sustainable business and selling directly to the public.


To apply to be part of the first group of vendors, please fill out the application here by June 11th, 2021. For additional information or questions about filing the application please email Michael.wolfson@toronto.ca


Please pass this on to anyone you think might benefit.


The space is tentatively scheduled to open in August. I’ll be writing more about it closer to that time.


– John