Toronto is about to get a zero waste market and cafe

Jan 4 2019, 6:14 am

When you visit this spot, you’ll definitely want to bring your own reusable bag.

Because there’s a solid chance that they won’t be offering plastic ones.

That’s right… Toronto is about to welcome its first no-waste market and eco-conscious grocer.

The 1500 sq ft spot at Dundas and Dovercourt will have a produce section, a butcher counter, and aisles of dry goods that will be sold without packaging.

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Unboxed will also feature a café with BYO-mug coffee and beverage station. Plus treats, of course. Milk will be sold in returnable glass bottles, which look as cool in your fridge as they are good for the planet.

Ready to eat meals will be available from the market’s kitchen and bakery, which will include a smoke house and charcuterie room. Yes. A charcuterie room.

The spot will forgo the single use, plastic packaging usually associated with grab and go and instead, encourage customers to bring their own packaging.

Think: Tupperware and travel mugs.

If you forget your own container, you’ll be able to use the spot’s biodegradable, paper packaging instead.

And you’ll even be able to get goods for your bod. There will be a bulk detergent wall including shampoo, soap and more so you can stock up on the good stuff.


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Maybe 2019 will be the year of zero-waste for Toronto!

No? Still, it’s a step forward.

Unboxed Market

Address: Coming soon to 1263 Dundas Street West

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