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Provincial review of the Ontario Food Terminal

lenaitch

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The Food Terminal is not a farmer's market - it's a wholesale interchange between producers and retailers (not to say that it could not develop a retail component). Toronto grows no food - the GTA very little. Other than large corporate retailers with their own warehousing and supply chains, how are perishables from the unwashed 'out there' supposed to get into the urban market? Given the early hours parade of trucks and other vehicles, mixing residential seems like a patently bad idea.
The argument that every scrap of land must be elevated to 'highest and best use' grows tiresome. It employs people and provides a needed social and economic function.
 

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