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Good Earth has opened a new Toronto location.

Good Earth Opens New Toronto Location

Good Earth has opened its second coffeehouse in Toronto.

The new coffee shop is located at 686 Bay Street in the city’s financial district. An official opening was held Thursday. The event included live music, free brewed coffee all day and food tastings.

Zee and Rabeeah Biwani own and operate the coffee shop under a franchise agreement with Calgary-based Good Earth.

The chain provides authentic coffeehouses with 60 locations throughout Alberta, B.,C., Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and Ontario. The first Good Earth Coffeehouse opened in Calgary in 1991.

The chain was founded by Nan Eskenazi and Michael Going. The second Toronto came after Good Earth has engaged Marcus & Millichap in 2023 to expand the the company’s footprint across Canada.

Good Earth is actively pursuing spaces around 1,500 square feet, but the company is also open to leasing smaller locations in such diverse settings as kiosks, street-front milieus, multi-use buildings and shopping centres.

Ryan McLaughlin, a vice-president of retail based in Marcus & Millichap’s Toronto office, is leading the search.


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About Monte Stewart

Monte Stewart serves as Content Director - Canada for Connect Commercial Real Estate. Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Monte provides daily news coverage of major Canadian commercial real estate markets, including Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and Calgary. He has written about the real estate sector for various media outlets and Avison Young since the early 2000s. In addition, he has covered sports, general news and business for several leading wire services and publications, including The Canadian Press, The Associated Press, The Calgary Herald, The Globe and Mail, Research Money, The Daily Oil Bulletin, Natural Gas World and The Toronto Star. Monte is active in his community as a youth basketball coach and raises funds for such charitable causes as Movember.

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