METRO announces $400-million investment in its Ontario distribution network
The company will modernize its operations in Toronto between 2018 and 2023 by building a new fresh distribution facility and a new frozen distribution facility—both of which will leverage technological improvements like automation.
METRO’s existing distribution network in Toronto was built for the most part more than 50 years ago and no longer meets the evolving needs of the business.
METRO currently operates six distribution centres in Ontario. Four centres are located in Toronto and two in Ottawa.
Together, they provide employment to over 1,500 employees.
METRO’s decision to modernize and automate a part of its distribution network will result in an anticipated loss of approximately 180 full-time and 100 part-time positions starting in 2021. ■