Farm Boy Grocery Store to Open at Sugar Wharf Development on Toronto’s Waterfront: Report


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Empire-owned, Ontario-based grocery retailer Farm Boy has secured a 30,000 square foot location at Sugar Wharf, an 11.5 acre mixed-use community development in Toronto’s East Bayfront that is currently under development.

This new store will be just 1.1 kilometres from an existing Farm Boy location at Queens Quay Terminal, located at York Street at Queens Quay.

The retail development at Sugar Wharf includes a 25,000 SF LCBO store, which Retail Insider covered in early 2022. Sugar Wharf will also include an unannounced “World Class Gym”, which has leased 42,000 SF. and is expected to open in Q4 2022.

Sugar Wharf recently announced several exciting office tenants including the 115,000 square foot Canada Goose head office that will join the 250,000 square foot office space for LCBO, Richardson Wealth’s recent 90,000 square foot office lease, and the Toronto Region Board of Trade’s 65,000 square foot leased space. The office development is currently sitting at 92% leased.

100 Queens Quay East at Sugar Wharf (Image: Dustin Fuhs)
100 Queens Quay East at Sugar Wharf (Image: Dustin Fuhs)

Farm Boy has been rapidly opening stores with eight stores opening in 2021 alone. The most recent location opened in Barrie on March 31st – bringing the total store count in the chain to 44.

The brand will be opening a location in midtown Toronto at 81 St. Clair Avenue East in Fall 2022.

Empire purchased the Ottawa-based grocer in 2018 and has since made news by acquiring Longo’s and the e-commerce business Grocery Gateway. Nova Scotia-based Empire also owns banners including Sobeys, Foodland, FreshCo, IGA, Safeway, Voilà and others.

Dustin Fuhs
Dustin Fuhs
Dustin Fuhs is the Editor-in-Chief of He is a digital entrepreneur and Retail Specialist with over 20 years experience. He is the founder of Steps to Magic, a travel website that focuses on Disney & Universal theme parks.


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