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A much-loved Toronto bakery is opening a midtown location this spring

Prairie Boy Bread will soon open an outpost at Yonge and St. Clair

by Christine Hogg for TRNTO Posted: January 7, 2021 

Beloved bakery Prairie Boy Bread, known for its organic sourdough and delicious homemade baked goods made from scratch, is all set to open a second location. Construction on a new storefront is currently in the works, and owner Grant MacPherson hopes to bring the Prairie Boy brand to the eclectic Yonge/St. Clair neighbourhood by April 2021.

“We have been looking for a chance to grow our business for some time,” MacPherson said. “We had a seasonal location in Muskoka for the summers of 2018 and 2019 and we really enjoyed the challenge, but decided we wanted something closer to home. We are really excited about the changes going on in the Yonge and St. Clair neighbourhood and hope we can contribute something unique to the neighbourhood.

The new Prairie Boy Bread will offer a similar selection of products that are currently available at their College St. location. MacPherson says that the bakery will also stock an arrangement of carefully-curated products made by local makers who share the company’s ethos about food and community.

“As we get to know the neighbourhoods, we will do our best to adapt to their distinct needs,” MacPherson said.

As an essential service, Prairie Boy’s College St. location is currently open for in-store shopping, but strict health and safety protocols remain in place. Curbside pickup is also available.

“The support from the neighbourhood has been really great over the last 10 months. This has allowed us to keep our doors open and the staff employed,” MacPherson said. “While we will be opening into a different reality than we had previously envisioned, we feel reasonably confident that there will be sufficient business to make the new space a success.”