European Quality Meats to end its five-decade run in Kensington Market

European Quality Meats to end its five-decade run in Kensington Market

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After more than 50 years of purveying pork and selling salami, Kensington Market institution European Quality Meats and Sausages will close on April 7. Larry Leider, son of septuagenarian founder Morris Leider, told the Toronto Star that both rising property values and the shift towards locavore meat sellers prompted the family to consider selling up. After “testing the waters” of the real estate market earlier this month (with a reported $1.8 million asking price), they received “an offer we couldn’t refuse,” he said. The new occupants are not butchers, but fans needn’t despair—European’s Etobicoke and Brampton locations will remain open. Read the entire story [Toronto Star] »