City of Pickering yesterday hosted the groundbreaking ceremony of FGF Brands, for the development of a high-tech, food manufacturing campus, which will be known as the Wonderbrands Innovation Business Park.
The City of Pickering and Province of Ontario announced in April the the sale of 151 acres of provincial lands in Pickering’s Innovation Corridor to FGF Brands.
The first phase of development will consist of three manufacturing plants and a distribution centre, with an overall gross floor area of over 1,000,000 square feet and the creation of 1,000 new jobs, with another 2,000 jobs coming in the second phase.
Once full build-out is complete, the business park will be the largest food manufacturing campus in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), as well as one of the largest employers in Pickering with its 3,000 new jobs, an earlier statement said.
FGF Brands is the largest producer of fresh breads, rolls, croissants, fully baked muffins, and sweet goods, in North America. Some of its brands include Wonder Bread, D’italiano, Country Harvest, Stonefire, ACE, and Casa Mendosa.