The country’s largest food processor says it will close five plants, including one in Toronto at the heart of a listeria tragedy, for a net loss of 1,550 jobs mostly in Ontario.
Maples Leaf Foods Inc. said the closures are part of a massive $560 million investment in future productivity that will create 1,050 new jobs.
The Toronto-based company plans to replace the older facilities over a three-year period with a new world-class meat processing facility in Hamilton. The plant will make mainly hot dogs and sliced meats.
The company also plans to expand and upgrade some existing facilities in Brampton, Winnipeg and Saskatoon.


Maple Leaf Foods closes plants, cuts 1,550 jobs - thestar.com