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Oxford Properties debuts Market & Co., a first-to-Canada food market concept at Upper Canada – September 2018

By Food in Canada staff   

Business Operations Food Trends

NEWMARKET, Ont.—This September, Oxford Properties will unveil Market & Co., the first food market in Canada located within a premium shopping centre environment, at Upper Canada in Newmarket, Ont.
This new 40,000 square foot space brings together 18 best-in-class local merchants and first-to-market eateries in the York region to create an inspired and memorable food gathering experience.
“With the growing popularity and prominence of urban food markets worldwide, we saw an opportunity to pioneer this concept within a shopping centre. Market & Co. at Upper Canada is a first of its kind food market that features a highly sought-after collection of first-to-market and local merchants and brands,” says Oxfiord Properties head of retail Bradley Jones. “We have designed the market so guests can purchase quality groceries and specialty items to take home, enjoy food experiences at the market and take part in special events at the state-of-the-art, built-in demonstration kitchen.”
Market & Co. is pleased to welcome a diverse and delicious collection of food brands and eateries including:
  • Debut retail locations and first-to-market Canadian brands including: Bake Three Fifty; FloralEscence; Humble Roots Organic; Ma’s Best Quality Soups; Newmarket Olive Oil; Our Farm Organic Bakery; Pier 87 Fish Market & Grill; Ray Woodey’s Craft Chippery; Seed to Sausage Meatery; Sweet Jesus; and Village Juicery.
  • Three full-service restaurants including Canada’s first MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company based in Los Angeles; Union Chicken, chef Michael Angeloni’s celebrated Toronto spit-fired, rotisserie chicken eatery; and Amano Kitchen, a seasonally-inspired Italian restaurant also developed by chef Angeloni.
  • York region local favourites including Vince’s Market and Amadeus Patisserie as well as well-known brands including Starbucks and Sugar King Factory.
Market & Co. also houses ‘Kitchen & Co.’, a built-in demonstration kitchen that will host regular events, pop-ups and workshops to provide guests with immersive foodie experiences and opportunities to learn from, and get to know their local market merchants.
“We are thrilled to introduce Market & Co. to the community, foodies and guests at Upper Canada. Upper Canada has invested $60-million to bring exciting new food experiences and 18 premium food brands and merchants to the centre,” says Upper Canada general manager Bri-Ann Stuart. “We look forward to celebrating our opening this September with special activities and promotions.”
Market & Co. is located at Upper Canada, 17600 Yonge Street, Newmarket. Visit  for more information.
About Upper Canada
Upper Canada is a premiere shopping destination in Newmarket located just 30 minutes north of Toronto. Co-owned by Oxford Properties Group and CPP Investment Board (CPPIB) and managed by Oxford Properties Group, Upper Canada is an award-winning shopping centre featuring more than 200 stores in 1-million square feet of retail space. For more information, visit
About Oxford Properties Group
Oxford Properties Group is apremier real estate investment, development and management companies. Established in 1960, Oxford manages over $45 billion of real estate assets on behalf of its co-owners and investment partners, with a global portfolio spanning over 60 million square feet. It has regional head offices in Toronto, New York, London, Luxembourg and Singapore, each with investment, development and management professionals, in addition to local teams in each city in which we operate. Oxford is the global real estate arm of OMERS, the defined benefit pension plan for Ontario’s municipal employees. For more information, visit

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