After closing down in December 2018, Toronto's Food Starter incubator has been revived and taken over by Arlene Dickinson's District Ventures. The incubator will continue helping food companies scale their business by offering access to a commercial kitchen, as well as other services like marketing assistance.
“Access to commercials kitchens like this is rare and difficult in this city and across the country, so keeping this alive was a big mandate for us,” said Dickinson. “We are very excited about what this means for our ability to really make a difference in agri-food. We talk a lot about diversifying our economy, and to me, agriculture and the development of food products and food innovation is incredibly important to our nation’s future.”