Square One announces best-in-class local merchants and eateries that will reside in The Food District, opening Spring 2019
The Food District to debut Chocollata Gourmet Brigadeiros, Blackjack BBQ, Plancha Spanish cooking, BRØD Danish pastry house, and more.
Career Fair to take place on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2 to fill approximately 250 full-time and part-time positions at The Food District
TORONTO, Jan. 21, 2019 – Premium shopping destination, Square One announces local merchants and eateries for its best-in-class food concept The Food District, opening within the West Expansion development on April 1, 2019. The innovative space is an authentic experience for foodie tourists and locals alike and will feature local, handmade, and high-quality foods such as mouth-watering sultry pies from The Pie Commission, authentic Italian pasta from Dal Moro’s Pasta, and gourmet chips from Craft Chippery.
The Food District will span over 40,000 sq. ft. and provide guests a space to meet, explore, and share the love of food through take-home specialty items. The heart, The District Kitchen, will be an interactive demonstration space housing cooking classes, dinner parties, corporate and other special events.
“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,” says Square One director and general manager Greg Taylor. “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.”
Square One welcomes the following merchants to The 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.
This impressive new expansion will create over 250 full-time and part-time positions within the community. The Food District is seeking individuals who are passionate about sharing their love of food, delighting customers, and being a part of Ontario’s leading food destination.
The Food District – Career Fair
Date: Friday March, 1 and Saturday, March 2
Time: Friday 12PM – 6PM | Saturday 10 AM – 6 PM
Location: Square One
Over the past year, Square One has introduced over 40 highly coveted new retailers to its stellar roster of brands, and this unprecedented growth is set to continue. Having topped $1 billion in sales, Square One continues to be a powerful innovator in Canada’s luxury, retail, and entertainment landscape. One of the most productive shopping centres in North America, Square One boasts a sales per square foot of $1,086 and growing. The 2.2 million square foot retail destination’s redevelopment is one of the most ambitious projects of its kind in North America and has Square One positioned to be the cornerstone of a connected and thriving city centre – one that inspires the community, maximized business and living opportunities, and drives the overall growth and development in Mississauga’s downtown core.
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About Square One Shopping Centre
Proudly managed by Oxford Properties, Square One is distinctively positioned as Canada’s cosmopolitan destination for the fashion, entertainment and epicurean enthusiast, with over 320 merchants including Holt Renfrew, Tiffany, Reds, Babaton, Simons, Apple, COS, Whole Foods, Crate and Barrel, and Links of London. Square One is owned by Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo) on behalf of its clients and Oxford Properties Group. Recognized for its dedication to present innovative, fashion-forward experiences, unexpected campaigns and social media collaborations. Square One is one of Canada’s Top Ten most productive shopping centres, and in 2017, became only the second shopping centre in Canada to achieve $1 billion in annual retail sales. For more information, please visit shopSQUAREONE.com.
About Oxford Properties Group
Oxford Properties Group is one of the world’s premier real estate investment, development and management companies. Established in 1960, Oxford manages approximately $50 billion of real estate assets on behalf of its co-owners and investment partners, with a global portfolio spanning over 60 million square feet. We have offices across Canada and in London, Luxembourg, Boston, Washington DC, New York, San Francisco and Singapore, with regional investment, development and management professionals who have deep real estate expertise and local market insight. Oxford is the global real estate arm of OMERS, the defined benefit pension plan for Ontario’s municipal employees. For more information about our hands-on approach to real estate, visit www.oxfordproperties.com
About Alberta Investment Management Corporation (AIMCo)
AIMCo is one of Canada’s largest and most diversified institutional investment managers with more than CAD 105 billion of assets under management. AIMCo was established on January 1, 2008 with a mandate to provide superior long-term investment results for its clients. AIMCo operates at arms-length from the Government of Alberta and invests globally on behalf of 32 pension, endowment and government funds in the Province of Alberta. For more information please visit www.aimco.alberta.ca.
AIMCo’s $13.6 billion real estate portfolio includes Core strategy assets, comprising long term, direct investments in quality office, retail, industrial and multi-unit residential properties located in Canada’s major cities, and Foreign Program assets, comprising opportunistic investments targeted to quality real estate assets, in markets with long term growth characteristics, and supported by strong local management teams.