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Quality Meats slaughterhouse (2 Tecumseth Street) CLOSED

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Owners move toward closing Toronto’s last abattoir


For decades, Toronto has been known as Hogtown, but the city could see its last pig slaughterhouse close next week.

On Tuesday, a Toronto judge will be asked to appoint a receiver to sell the assets of the abattoir that has been idled in bankruptcy protection, ending 100 years of pork production on the downtown site.

The move, if unopposed by creditors, will mean the end of the plant that accounts for about 25 per cent of Ontario’s pork output.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/owners-move-toward-closing-torontos-last-abattoir/article18408976/
 

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if the abattoir's owners are selling due to bankruptcy then I would bet that the 25% of pork production we are about to "lose" is already being handled somewhere else by a better-managed company. It is very likely that this facility was simply too old to run and/or upgrade regularly to keep up with industry standards. Regulatory requirements for inspections and the like are much easier to comply with in a properly planned and run facility. This business opened a century ago, and the site is a hodge-podge of old and new. Just not practical to run in this market.
 

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I wouldn't be surprised if demand for pork is down, and this is just an effect of that.
 

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I stand corrected. I've learned that I live in a growing, but still economically insignificant, bubble of pork avoiders.
 

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Toronto is Hogtown no more!
This is actually a really great article with a lot of history.

End of a chapter in Hogtown history after Toronto's last pig plant shuts its doors
Eric Atkins
The Globe and Mail
Last updated Friday, May. 30 2014, 7:12 PM EDT
Toronto’s Hogtown nickname was slapped on the city long ago by people who loved to hate the place.

Torontonians happily adopted the handle. They knew where their pork – and the slaughterhouse smells – came from.

An 1898 story in The Globe put it this way: “The remark originally had no relation at all to our friend the hog, but was merely intended to convey an impression that the citizens of Toronto were porcine in their tendencies and had their fore feet in anything that was worth having. … This is Hogtown and growing more hoggy all the time. Toronto bacon is chasing Chicago pork and short ribs all around the ring. In a few more rounds we shall reach its solar plexus.”
With the closing of Quality Meat Packers Ltd., a chapter of Toronto’s hoggy history has come to an end.

The slaughterhouse at 2 Tecumseth St., which swam against a tide of gentrification for years and resisted the hollowing out of Toronto’s industrial roots for even longer, killed its last pig some time in April.
 

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I do find it kinda funny that they protest every day over the slaughter of pigs....but don't seem to spend any time protesting the restos and grocery stores that sell product created by the slaughtering. Bit like protesting the seal hunt but being ok with the sale of fur coats.
You can't protest everything, everywhere, all the time. Doesn't mean their protest of the slaughter part was hypocritical. That would be like saying, because Mother Teresa can't help ALL the poor she shouldn't have bothered with ANY of the poor.
 

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You can't protest everything, everywhere, all the time. Doesn't mean their protest of the slaughter part was hypocritical. That would be like saying, because Mother Teresa can't help ALL the poor she shouldn't have bothered with ANY of the poor.
Check out this article on Mother Teresa at this link.
 
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