The Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards Program is the produce industry’s premier competition that recognizes grocery retailers’ efforts to raise consumer awareness about the diversity of foods locally grown and harvested in the province of Ontario. 

This year, our annual Retailer Awards recognized 61 grocery retailers who are making it easier for Ontarians to choose and buy locally-grown and harvested foods with their innovative in-store promotion of fresh Ontario food. Their store displays increase consumer awareness and education about the diversity of fruits and vegetables grown in Ontario. Stores submit photographs of their promotional displays to qualify for the awards, and the winners are selected by a panel.

Award Categories:

The Vision Award recognizes grocery head offices for their corporate commitment to local foods. The 2017 winners are:

  • Metro Ontario Inc.

Foodland Ontario Award of Excellence celebrates Ontario retailers that have won the Platinum All Seasons Award two years in a row. The 2017 winners are:

  • Food Basics #680 on Bartley Bull Parkway in Brampton
  • Food Basics #910 on Arthur St. South in Elmira
  • Metro #73 on Lakeshore Road East in Mississauga
  • Metro #800 on Eglinton Square in Scarborough

The Platinum All Seasons Award recognizes merchandising excellence through three seasonal groupings: spring, summer and fall/winter. The 2017 winners are:

  • Food Basics #607 on Highway 69 North in Hanmer
  • Food Basics #680 on Bartley Bull Pkwy in Brampton
  • Food Basics #867 on Jane St in North York
  • Food Basics #910 on Arthur St in Elmira
  • Food Basics #856 on Yonge St. in Richmond Hill
  • Longo’s #2 on Dundas St. in Oakville
  • Metro #73 on Lakeshore Rd. E. in Mississauga
  • Metro #453 on King Street in Bowmanville
  • Metro #800 on Eglinton Square in Scarborough
  • No Frills #3451 on Loyalist Parkway in Picton
  • Sobeys #685 on Ira Needles Blvd in Kitchener
  • Sobeys #915 on Portage Road North in Niagara Falls

The Gold Category Award is given to chain and independent stores in three specific categories: seasonal, creative and cross-merchandised. The 2017 winners are:

Gold Seasonal

  • Longo’s #16 on Wyecroft Road in Oakville
  • Longo’s #10 on York Mills Road in North York
  • Sobeys #4728 on Broadway Avenue in Toronto
  • YIG #878 on Lansdowne Street East in Peterborough
  • Zehrs #521 on Malden Road in LaSalle

Gold Creative Winners

  • Food Basics #697 on Notre Dame Ave in Sudbury
  • Kudrinko’s on Main Street in Westport
  • Metro #331 on First Street in Orangeville
  • Sobeys #657 on Kingston Road West in Ajax
  • YIG #831 on Prescott Centre Dr in Barrie

Gold Cross-Merchandised

  • Food Basics #660 on Highway 50 in Brampton
  • Food Basics #620 on Lakeshore Road in Burlington
  • Metro #717 on Erin Mills Parkway in Mississauga

The Silver Award of Merit celebrates excellence in promoting Ontario produce in a display. The 2017 winners are:

  • Food Basics #895 on Hurontario Street in Brampton
  • Food Basics #633 on Water Street North in Cambridge
  • Food Basics #678 on Eramosa Road in Guelph
  • Food Basics #877 on Fairway Road South in Kitchener
  • Food Basics #612 on Commissioners Road in London
  • Food Basics #675 on Ernest Avenue in London
  • Food Basics #655 on Saint Barbara Boulevard in Mississauga
  • Food Basics #842 on Yonge Street in Newmarket
  • Food Basics #907 on Merivale Road in Ottawa
  • Food Basics #653 on Morningside Avenue in Scarborough
  • Food Basics #863 on Ellesmere Road in Scarborough
  • Foodland #6342 on Airport Road in Caledon East
  • Foodland #6845 on Grandview Street South in Oshawa
  • Longo’s #25 on Maple Avenue in Milton
  • Longo’s #26 on Laird Drive in Toronto
  • Longo’s #11 on Rutherford Road in Woodbridge
  • Metro #314 on Daniel Street South in Arnprior
  • Metro #193 on King William Street in Huntsville
  • Metro #199 on Clarke Side Road in London
  • Metro #247 on Oxford Street West in London
  • Metro #854  on Derry Road West in Mississiauga
  • Metro #479 on Front Street North in Orillia
  • Metro #260 on Jeanne D’arc Boulevard North in Orleans
  • Metro #395 on Churchill Boulevard in Sault Ste. Marie
  • Metro #106 on Thickson Road South in Whitby
  • Sobeys #6707 on Communication Road in Blenheim
  • Sobeys #935 on Huron Street in Collingwood
  • Sobeys #4734 on Terry Fox Drive in Kanata
  • Sobeys #6712 on Towerhill Road in Peterborough
  • Sobeys #664 on Norfolk Street South in Simcoe
  • Sobeys #4729 on Parkside Drive in Waterloo
  • Valu-Mart #2694 on Guildwood Parkway in Scarborough
  • YIG #839 on Beaver Avenue in Beaverton
  • YIG #895 on Thames Road East in Exeter
  • YIG #2682 on King Street West in Ingersoll
  • YIG #835 on Scugog Street in Port Perry


The Foodland Ontario Retailer Awards are presented by the Ontario government in partnership with:

Metro #800 – Fall Harvest
Zehrs #521, Lasalle – Asparagus
Sobeys #657 – Greenhouse