There's a massive new local market coming to the GTA this spring

Jan 22 2019, 9:52 pm

Local-loving foodies, unite!

Square One has announced it’ll be opening a best-in-class food market featuring local, handmade and high-quality foods. The spot is projected to open within the West Expansion development on April 1, 2019.

This new expansion will create over 250 full-time and part-time positions within the community, and the Food District itself will span over 40,000 sq. ft.

Rendering of The District Kitchen (CNW Group/Square One Shopping Centre)

The heart of the Food District, called The District Kitchen, will be an interactive demonstration space housing cooking classes, dinner parties, corporate and other special events.

It’s definitely going to be a space for community-gathering.

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“Square One has been a key part of the Mississauga community for over 45 years and the Centre has grown with the city; continuously evolving to provide an innovative destination to explore fashion, food, lifestyle and entertainment,” Square One director and general manager Greg Taylor said in a release.

“We are thrilled to continue to invest in the area and the prosperity of its residents, while also creating over 250 job opportunities with this addition. The Food District will house gourmet artisans in a space where guests can enjoy and share their food experiences,” he said.

These are the merchants you’ll find in the new Food District:

Arvinda’s – Purveyors of easy-to-use, pre-packaged Indian spice blends.
Bake Three Fifty – Build-your-own cupcakes, ice cream sandwiches and milkshakes.
Blackjack BBQ – Best known for its Sweet Whisky Pork Ribs and Dinosaur Beef Ribs.
Blossom Moments – Gorgeous bouquets, with arrangements for any occasion.
BRØD – Delicious and authentic Danish pastry house.
Craft Chippery – Where fresh, gourmet chips are made right in front of your eyes.
Chocollata Gourmet – Specializing in Brazilian brigadeiros.
Dal Moro’s Pasta – Authentic pasta, made from scratch.
Hale Coffee – Toronto-based specialty coffee roaster.
Kingston Olive Oil Co. – Quality cooking oils, such as roasted almond and black truffle.
La Carnita – Finest, to-go Mexican food.
MidiCi – Authentic Neapolitan pizza maker.
Pier 87 Fish Market & Grill – Providing top quality, sustainable seafood.
Plancha – Original, open-flamed Spanish cooking.
Seed to Sausage – Charcuterie plate master, providing locally made, artisanal cured meats.
Sugar King Factory – Destination for candy, chocolate and anything sweet.
Sweet Jesus – Delicious ice cream shop with experiential flavour options.
Tao Tea Leaf – Providing over 180 varieties of tea.
The Box Donut – The finest and most decadent donuts.
The Macaroon Boutique – Picture-perfect French desserts.
The Pie Commission – Sultry, mouth-watering pies such as Beef’n Beer and Butter Chicken.
Village Juicery – The go-to, cold-pressed juice destination.


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And if you’re interested in having a hand in the new food spot, here’s your chance.

The Food District will be hosting career fairs on Friday March 1 from 12 pm to 6 pm and Saturday March 2 from 10 am to 6 pm, looking to hire for the eatery.

So prep your resume, or your tummy.

Or both.

The Food District

Where: Square One – 100 City Centre Drive, Mississauga
When: April 1, 2019


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