Ontario celebrates agri-food innovators in Toronto and York region

Ontario is recognizing the work of local agri-food innovators whose ideas and passion strengthen their businesses, grow the province's agri-food sector, boost the economy and create jobs.

Recipients of the 2016 Premier's Award for Agri-Food Innovation Excellence were honoured in Newmarket during a ceremony hosted by Chris Ballard, Minister of Housing and MPP for Newmarket-Aurora.

Minister Chris Ballard, Michael Curry and Ian Adamson (Greenbelt Greenhouse)

Recipients were recognized for their contributions to boosting economic growth in Ontario by creating new products that help to support job creation, add value to existing products and support a sustainable environment.

The award recipients from Toronto and York Region are:
  • Agri-Neo Inc., based in Etobicoke
  • CleanFARMS Inc., based in Etobicoke
  • Culinary Tourism Alliance, based in Toronto
  • Dairy Quality Inc., based in Newmarket
  • Greenbelt Greenhouse Ltd., based in Gormley
  • Prisum Coatings Canada Inc., based in Holland Landing
  • Sepha Catering Ltd., based in Toronto
Award recipients also help Ontario meet the Premier's Agri-Food Growth Challenge by supporting the province's efforts to double the growth rate of the agri-food sector and create 120,000 jobs by 2020.

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