plans new mega-bakery

Maple Leaf subsidiary Canada Bread has announced that its new C$100m mega-bakery will be in Hamilton, Canada.

Speculation has been rife over where the plant might go since the announcement last month that Canada Bread was looking for a site outside Toronto to replace three smaller bakeries, which it described as ageing and unable to expand.

The company said that the 375,000sq ft bakery would be built on a 10-hectare site, creating 300 jobs. Construction will start in June and the first production lines are due to be commissioned 12 months later. The Toronto bake-ries will close by the end of 2013.