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Toronto’S Food & Beverage Cluster
Toronto’S Food & Beverage Cluster
Toronto’S Food & Beverage Cluster
Toronto’S Food & Beverage Cluster
Toronto’S Food & Beverage Cluster
Toronto’S Food & Beverage Cluster
Toronto’S Food & Beverage Cluster
Toronto’S Food & Beverage Cluster
Toronto’S Food & Beverage Cluster
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Toronto’S Food & Beverage Cluster

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  • 1. TORONTO’S FOOD & BEVERAGE CLUSTER Celine Kirkoc
  • 2. A BRIEF OVERVIEW
    • The City of Toronto recognizes the importance of its Food and Beverage industry.
    • The food cluster has annual sales in excess of $17 billion.
    • In the Toronto CMA, there are over 2,000 food and beverage manufacturing establishments (2004).
  • 3. CLUSTER COMPOSITION
    • Top Food & Beverage
    • Bakery 28%
    • Meat 18%
    • Beverages/Other 12%
  • 4. EMPLOYMENT WITHIN FOOD CLUSTER
    • Toronto ranks as #3 in top 10 locations of employment in 1999
  • 5. FOOD CLUSTER LEADERS
  • 6. TORONTO HAS SIGNIFICANT ADVANTAGES
    • According to the 2006 KPMG Competitive Alternatives Study, Toronto has lower overall business costs in food processing than in any large US city.
    • The average Toronto cost advantage is 5.5% in food processing.
  • 7. HELPING CLUSTERS GROW
    • GFTC is Canada's only not-for-profit , non-subsidized food technology centre.
    • GFTC provides creative , confidential technical solutions , training , consulting and auditing to the Canadian agri-food industry in the areas of R&D, product development, packaging, shelf-life, food safety, quality, and productivity improvement.
    • Each year, GFTC assists over 500 companies and organizations, and provides training to more than 3600 people.
  • 8. KEY LINKS
    • Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
    • http://www.agr.gc.ca
    • Food and Consumer Products Manufacturers of Canada
    • http://www.fcpmc.com
    • Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food
    • http://www.omaf.gov.on.ca
    • The Alliance of Ontario Food Processors
    • http://www.aofp.ca
  • 9. THANK YOU

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