Market 101
 

Ontario Food Terminal

The Ontario Food Terminal (OFT) is a 40-acre site housing Canada’s leading fresh fruit and vegetable wholesale market. In addition to produce, you’ll find select bulk foods, flowers and plants. By volume of produce distributed, the OFT is the largest wholesale produce market in Canada, and the only one in North America to accommodate farmers on-site.

The OFT is occupied by the warehouse wholesaler tenants that supply imported and local products. It also houses more than 400 tenants in the Farmers’ Market that sell locally sourced products.

The Ontario Food Terminal, or the Market, as it’s referred to by those who shop here, has 5000 customers from across Ontario, Québec and as far east as Newfoundland and Labrador. These businesses run the gamut—from independent green grocers, to restaurants, to florists and to landscapers. The Market also supplies food distributors that deliver fresh produce to hospitals, universities, schools, hotels and entertainment venues, among many others.

The Toronto Wholesale Produce Association represents the common interests of the 21 wholesaler tenants that drive most of the business at the Market. Working with on-site local farmers for more than 60 years, the TWPA has generated a vibrant business community whose positive influence reaches well beyond the Market walls. By providing an array of imported and local produce, TWPA members make it possible for small and mid-size businesses to thrive.

 

Buying at the Market

The Ontario Food Terminal is a wholesale produce and floral market for licensed businesses. Accredited businesses interested in buying at the Market must register. For more information on registering to become a buyer at the Ontario Food Terminal please visit:

http://www.oftb.com/becoming-a-buyer

or contact the Ontario Food Terminal office:

Monday to Friday
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
t. 416-259-5479
info@oftb.com

 

Visiting the market

165 The Queensway, Toronto, Ontario, M8Y 1H8
We are located on The Queensway at Park Lawn Road, north of the Gardiner Expressway and west of the Humber River.

 

Market Hours

Monday to Friday: 4 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sunday: 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Saturday: Open from May through October for the Farmers’ Market only

 

Visitor access and parking

If you are a potential buyer who wants access to the Market, please visit the Ontario Food Terminal office on the ground level. (Monday to Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

Visitor parking is located off our Park Lawn Road entrance, in the area just before the security gate. The parking machine is located in the west corner of the lot and the machine only takes toonies and loonies. Parking is $4/hour with a $12.00 maximum rate for the day. In the distance (beyond the security gate), there is a building with the word RESTAURANT in green letters. Slightly to the left of this building is a catwalk. Cross the catwalk and continue straight through the doors to enter the building.