Where does your riding rank? Restaurants Canada releases Top 10 Restaurant Ridings

TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2015 /CNW/ - Restaurants Canada has released the Top 10 Restaurant Ridings – a list of federal electoral ridings ranked by the number of people directly employed by local restaurateurs. Vancouver Centre leads the way, with nearly 20,000 people employed by restaurateurs. Coming in close behind are Montreal's Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest--Île-des-Sœurs with 18,580, and Calgary Centre with 15,750.

"These numbers point out the importance of restaurant jobs not only in these ridings, but in every community across the country, particularly for young people," said Donna Dooher, president and CEO of Restaurants Canada. "It's a matter of pride to us that one in five working young people between the ages of 15 and 24 are employed in the restaurant and foodservice industry."

Restaurants Canada has met with candidates throughout the campaign, calling for policies to help operators continue to invest in their communities and create jobs.  More than 1.2 million people are directly employed by the foodservice industry, making it the country's fourth-largest employer. It also generates 282,000 jobs in related industries.

Here are the Top 10 restaurant ridings, as ranked by number of people directly employed in the restaurant industry:

Ranking

Riding name

People
employed

1.

Vancouver Centre

19,680

2.

Ville-Marie-Le Sud-Ouest-Île-des-Sœurs

18,580

3.

Calgary Centre

15,750

4.

Spadina-Fort York

12,830

5.

Laurier-Sainte-Marie

11,350

6.

University-Rosedale

10,790

7.

Toronto Centre

10,410

8.

Edmonton Centre

9,710

9.

Winnipeg Centre

9,640

10.

Niagara Falls

9,510

 

 

 

To see the number of restaurant employees in the top 50 ridings, see our link at https://www.restaurantscanada.org/Portals/0/Documents/TOP%20RIDINGS%20-%20EMPLOYMENT.pdf.  For a ranking of ridings by number of restaurant establishments, see the list at https://www.restaurantscanada.org/Portals/0/Documents/TOP%20RIDINGS%20-%20UNITS.pdf.

The lists were compiled using data from Restaurants Canada, Business Register, Statistics Canada and ReCount/NPD Group.

Restaurants Canada is a growing community of 30,000 foodservice businesses, including restaurants, bars, caterers, institutions and suppliers. We connect our members from coast to coast, through services, research and advocacy for a strong and vibrant restaurant industry. Canada's restaurant industry directly employs 1.2 million Canadians, is the number one source of first jobs, and serves 18 million customers every day.

SOURCE Restaurants Canada

Image with caption: "Top 10 Restaurant Ridings (CNW Group/Restaurants Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151015_C8264_PHOTO_EN_522246.jpg



For further information: Media contact: Beth Pollock, Communications Specialist at 1-800-387-5649 ext. 4254, or email bpollock@restaurantscanada.org.

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