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Minister Ng Announces FedDev Ontario Investment to Richmond Hill-Based Scale-Up Food Processing Company LaRocca Creative Cakes

La Rocca Cake makingThe Honourable Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business and Export Promotion, visited La Rocca Creative Cakes Inc., a top artisan dessert manufacturer in Canada, and announced a FedDev Ontario contribution of nearly $3 million to help the company execute a strategic growth plan to meet growing market demand.

Voilà, Canadian Online Grocery Home Delivery Service Set to Open Fulfillment Centre in Vaughan

Construction of the Vaughan, Ontario CFC is progressing well and on schedule. Management’s latest estimate of construction and design costs for the CFC is approximately $95 million, an increase from prior estimates, due to incorporation of additional design elements and significant industry-wide cost inflation in construction materials, particularly steel.

Government of Canada Invests $8.5 Million in Vaughan-Based Food Processor

MadeGood FoodsVAUGHAN, ONApril 26, 2019 /CNW/ – Today, while visiting a manufacturing facility in Southern Ontario, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau, along with Member of Parliament (Vaughan-Woodbridge) Francesco Sorbara announced a repayable contribution of up to $8.5 million to Riverside Natural Foods Ltd. for the modernization of their MadeGoodTM Foods line of products.

Business and Talent Thriving in York Region

Year In Review CoverThe Regional Municipality of York Economic Development 2018 Year in Review publication highlights the positive impact the local business community in York Region are having on a local, national and global scale.

Vaughan-Based Ignite International Brands Signs Binding Letter of Intent for Manufacture and Distribution of Cannabis Products in Europe

ignite cannabisVAUGHAN, ONFeb. 26, 2019 /CNW/ – Ignite International Brands, Ltd. is pleased to announce that it has entered into a binding letter agreement with an established, vertically-integrated European white label manufacturer.

FSD Pharma Signs Collaboration and Profit Sharing Agreement with Markham-Based Canntab for Production and Market of Oral Dose Delivery Platforms

CannTabFSD Pharma Inc., which, through its wholly-owned subsidiary FV Pharma Inc., is a licensed producer pursuant to the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations, is pleased to announce that it has signed a definitive collaboration and profit sharing agreement.

Vaughan Headquartered CannTrust Makes History with First Shipment of Cannabis Oil to Danish Partner, Stenocare

CannTrust LogoVAUGHAN, ONSept. 18, 2018 /CNW/ – CannTrust Holdings Inc., one of Canada’s leading and most trusted licensed producers of cannabis, today announced that it has completed its first shipment of cannabis oils to Danish Joint Venture Partner STENOCARE.

Vaughan Headquartered CannTrust and Breakthru Beverage Enter Exclusive Partnership in Recreational Cannabis Market in Canada

CannTrust Cannabis CapsulesVAUGHAN, ONSept. 10, 2018 /CNW/ – CannTrust Holdings Inc., one of Canada’s leading licensed producers and most trusted brands for medical cannabis, and Breakthru Beverage Group, the largest Canadian beverage alcohol broker of premium spirits, wine and beer brands, have announced the execution of a letter of intent for an exclusive partnership to represent CannTrust’s specialty products to Canadian adult consumers for recreational use. 

$10 Million Worldwide Competition for Cleaner Water comes to York Region's Holland Marsh

Barley Prize Kickoff in York RegionFor the last few months, Holland Marsh in York Region and Bradford was the site of a worldwide competition targeting phosphorus water pollution, which creates harmful algae blooms in freshwater bodies around the world. The grand prize? $10 million from The Everglades Foundation.

Markham Headquartered MedReleaf Acquires MED Colombia

MedReleaf TaglineMARKHAM, ONJuly 24, 2018 /CNW/ – MedReleaf Corp. today announced that it has acquired MED Colombia SAS, a company with licences in Colombia to cultivate cannabis and produce cannabis oil extracts, along with a library of cannabis genetics, for a total consideration of €2.75 million in cash.

Vaughan Headquartered CannTrust's Three Recreational Supply Agreements in Western Canada projected to Exceed 17,000kg Annually

CannTrust Cannabis CapsulesVAUGHAN, ONJuly 13, 2018 /CNW/ – CannTrust Holdings Inc., one of Canada’sleading licensed producers of cannabis, explodes into the adult use market with its first three recreational cannabis supply agreements.

Markham-Based MedReleaf Receives EU GMP Certification for Shipment From its Markham Facility and Completes First Export to Cannamedical Pharma in Germany

Med Releaf GelsMARKHAM, ONJuly 11, 2018 /CNW/ – MedReleaf Corp. today announced that it has received certification under the European Medical Agency’s Good Manufacturing Practices Standards for its Markham facility from authorities in Cologne, Germany to make a first export of its products into Germany and has completed its first shipment of medical cannabis to Cannamedical Pharma GmbH.

Markham-Based MedReleaf Completes Cannabis Supply Agreement with the Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Commission

Med Releaf GelsMARKHAM, ON, July 5, 2018 /CNW/ – MedReleaf Corp.  (TSX:LEAF) (“MedReleaf” or the  Company”) today announced that it has completed a supply agreement with the Alberta Gaming, Liquor & Cannabis Commission (“AGLC”) to supply high quality adult recreational-use cannabis products.

Vaughan Headquartered Kontrol Energy to Enter Cannabis Market as a Supplier of Integrated Energy Solutions

Kontrol energyVAUGHANJuly 4, 2018 /CNW/ – Kontrol Energy Corp. (CSE: KNR) (FSE: 1K8) (“Kontrol” or the “Company”) is entering the North American cannabis market as a supplier of integrated energy efficiency solutions and technologies.

Markham-Based MedReleaf Receives Health Canada Approval for Cannabis Oil Softgel Capsules

Med Releaf GelsMARKHAM, ONFeb. 6, 2018 /CNW/ – MedReleaf Corp., Canada’s first and only ISO 9001 and ICH-GMP certified cannabis producer, today announced that it has received Health Canada approval for the sale of its cannabis oil softgel capsules, becoming the first licensed producer (“LP”) to bring colour-coded and cannabis variety-specific softgel capsules to market and the only LP to manufacture softgel capsules from a certified ISO and GMP facility.

Premier Wynne Celebrates Agri-Food Innovation in Ontario

York Region AgricultureRichmond Hill’s Ownace produces high-quality nutritious food products such as cereal, quinoa, oats and honey. In Nanjing, they signed an agreement that will open up China’s East Territory as a new market for the company’s food products.

Another Richmond Hill company, Canada Lawkes International Natural Health Products, signed a deal in Chongqing. They will supply Ontario-grown ginseng to be used in Chinese medicine and health supplements.

18 Employers in York Region Make The Top 100 GTA Employers List

2018 GTA's Top EmployersThis list highlights companies with significant hiring locations within York Region. Other companies on the Top 100 list may have smaller operations within York Region, but have not been included.

Agriculture Remains a Priority for York Region

According to the Agriculture and Agri-food strategy report, the economic impact of the agri-food chain in York Region is over six billion dollars. From humble roots in farming over one-hundred years ago, to gross farm sales of $301 million in 2016, the agriculture industry continues to grow.

La Rocca Creative Cakes Opens New Store Concept and Innovation Centre in Richmond Hill

La Rocca Creative KitchenRICHMOND HILL, ON, (Sep. 26, 2017) — The drive behind La Rocca Creative Kitchen is to act as a hub for research and development of new and creative desserts in an interactive space to engage with the community and a learning centre for those in the bakery industry.

Agri-Food Profile of Stouffville-Based Greenbelt Microgreens: This New Food Trend is About to Be Everywhere – Microgreens

Stouffville based Greenbelt MicrogreensI was so pleased to receive an email from Ian Ritchie of Greenbelt Microgreens, inviting me to visit the farm and sample their product. Upon looking up their site I realized the greenhouse is located in Stouffville not far from where I grew up in Markham; I was intrigued.

York Region Developing Agriculture and Agri-Food Strategy to Enhance Thriving Agricultural Economy

Newmarket – The Regional Municipality of York, with the support of the York Region Agricultural Advisory Liaison Group, is developing an agriculture and agri-food strategy to provide direction for the long-term growth of the agricultural and food production sector in York Region.

Vaughan Food Processors Being Fed Nearly $300,000 in Government Funding

Kisko in VaughanKisko Products in Woodbridge, officials announced March 13, landed $100,000 through the Growing Forward 2 program to purchase and install an automated batching system to help the family-run freeze pop business increase efficiency, productivity and reduce batching errors.