Scarborough, Ont. – The federal government will provide $5 million towards the growth of Breadsource Corporation, a manufacturer of baked goods that serves food-service companies, schools, grocery stores and restaurants across Canada.
The funds, coming through Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario, will help Breadsource equip a bread production facility in Scarborough that will allow the company to enhance production and offer 40 new bakery products, including potato rolls and sourdough bread.
The energy-efficient facility will also reduce the company’s food and water waste and decrease its overall environmental footprint in order to meet increased demands for its baked goods. It will also create over 35 new skilled jobs, nearly doubling its workforce, FedDev Ontario said in the release.
“This funding is key to our growth, allowing us to create more skilled jobs and positioning us to serve increasing consumer demand for high quality bread products throughout Ontario and beyond,” said Arif Sunderji, vice-president of Breadsource Corporation.