TORONTO, Oct. 29, 2015 /CNW/ - Redpath Sugar is reminding the City of Toronto of its strong ties to the waterfront, with a beautiful time-lapse video created by a local digital artist.
The company's roots date back to 1854 when John Redpath established the first sugar factory in Montreal. In 1930, Redpath Sugar merged with Canada Sugar Refining Company Limited of Chatham, Ontario. The factory was built on the Toronto waterfront in the late 1950s and today, the Redpath logo still reflects its founder's actual signature and is the country's oldest continuously used food trademark.
"To demonstrate our rich history on the waterfront and our love for Toronto, we developed a video that illustrates our beginnings here and how the waterfront has changed so much over the years," said Jonathan Bamberger, President of Redpath Sugar. "We specifically constructed the factory here in 1959 because of the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway to larger ships and to target the food processing hub growing in southern Ontario. That hub is now one of the largest in North America."
Today, Redpath proudly employs more than 300 people at its Canadian operations in Belleville and Toronto.
"This has always been our home, and it's why we have an unwavering commitment to always do better. As part of the Food and Beverage sector, we represent the fourth largest economic cluster in Toronto. We must always do our part to enhance the economic development of the communities where we operate," said Bamberger.
Already committed to sponsoring many local attractions each year, such as the Redpath Waterfront Festival, which brings the Tall Ships to Toronto, Redpath Sugar also boasts its own public museum on the property. The museum officially opened in 1978 and welcomes more than 20,000 visitors per year and shares the history of the sugar industry in Canada with the general public.
"As a business, we must always ensure that we are growing, adapting and innovating. At the same time, our roots are firmly planted here on the waterfront and we couldn't be more proud. We hope that you enjoy the video," said Bamberger.
About Redpath Sugar
Redpath Sugar Ltd, which markets and sells sugar products in Canada under the Redpath brand, is part of ASR Group, the world's largest refiner of cane sugar. Redpath Sugar has been headquartered in and operating on the waterfront in Toronto, Ontario for more than 50 years, where it crafts quality sugar products for consumers, food service outlets, and food manufacturers throughout Canada. The company also operates a dry blending and packaging plant in Belleville, Ontario. This location co-manufactures major retail brands and private label products, such as sweetened iced tea, hot chocolate, and other sugar-containing products for Canadian and export markets. Redpath is proud to provide more than 300 jobs in Canada.
SOURCE Redpath Sugar
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