Posted April 6, 2018
Steam Whistle receives $1.3 million from Ontario government for new brewery
Toronto – Following yesterday’s preview of Steam Whistle Brewery’s new Etobicoke brewery – the Ontario government today revealed funding of $1,330,860 million for the company through the Jobs and Prosperity Fund.
The new brewery at 249 Evans Avenue will cost approximately $22.8 million with the full-scope project targeting a January 2024 completion. The brewery itself is expected to open Summer 2018, according to Steam Whistle.
Steam Whistle’s new facility will create up to 100 new jobs.
“We appreciate the government’s support of our new expansion project. This investment will not only help Steam Whistle increase production and efficiency, but enable us to build our capacity to enter new markets. The craft brewing sector in Ontario has seen tremendous growth. We want to continue to lead the sector and remain competitive through our innovative brewing techniques and our novel approaches to producing great tasting, quality products. The funding we received through the Jobs and Prosperity Fund is helping us achieve that goal,” said Cam Heaps, Co-founder and CEO, Steam Whistle Brewery.
Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs adds “By supporting food and beverage processors in Ontario, we are helping businesses like Steam Whistle Brewing expand to become more competitive both at home and abroad. Steam Whistle Brewery is the largest independent craft brewer in Canada, helping to grow our economy and create jobs while making a top-quality product. Ontario is pleased to support talented local brewers through strategic investments that continue to grow our economy by creating jobs and strengthening our agri-food and beverage sector.”