Toronto’S Food & Beverage Cluster

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Toronto’S Food & Beverage Cluster

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

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