IMPORTING A TASTE OF HOME: A SPECIAL EVENT AT THE PASQUALE BROTHERS WAREHOUSE
DATE: Saturday, November 26, 2016
Pasquale Brothers has been a family run business since 1917. When Edward Pasquale, an Italian immigrant, founded the company in the historic Ward its sole purpose was to supply fellow Italian immigrants with familiar foods. It quickly grew in popularity and Torontonians beyond the Italian community began to frequent the shop. Pasquale Brothers soon became a go to destination for the rapidly growing and diverse population of Toronto eventually growing to manufacture its own products.
In 1969 the family decided to focus its energy on the store they opened at 145 King Street East where their passion for food flourished, and the manufacturing end was consolidated into the Unico brand.
The store on King soon became a gathering place for people with a passion for food. Chefs mingled with customers; recipes, cooking tips and travel adventures were all exchanged right in the midst of the store and amongst the very ingredients that often became the topic of conversation.
Now, on the eve of the company’s 100th anniversary, join the Pasquale family in their warehouse and uncover the family stories behind one of Toronto’s most recognized food brands.
HOST: ANNA MARIE KALCEVICH
Thirteen years ago the company moved its operations to Etobicoke. It is now owned by Anna Marie Kalcevich, the granddaughter of Edward C. Pasquale Sr. and the daughter of his son-in-law Henry Madott, who once ran the company. Anna Marie is the third generation of the family to run Pasquale Brothers.
Join Anna Marie and her family for this exciting event as she shares her family’s story in the heart of the Pasquale Brothers warehouse.
Pasquale Brothers Warehouse
16 Goodrich Rd, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 2H1
Partners: Toronto Ward Museum, Culinaria Research Centre at the University of Toronto Scarborough
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