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In 1957, Salvatore Pusateri immigrated to Canada from Sicily in search of a better life for his family. Six years later, Salvatore opened a small fruit and vegetable shop on St. Clair West. Having worked on his family’s citrus orchards and olive groves in Sicily, Salvatore had a deep appreciation, and keen eye for high quality produce.

That appreciation of quality and attention to detail was Salvatore’s legacy, passed on to his son, Cosimo Pusateri, who took over the family business in 1986.

Cosimo’s vision was to grow the family business into a gourmet food emporium. In 1986, Pusateri’s opened its iconic Avenue Road location and revolutionized the fine foods industry in Toronto.


In 1995, Cosimo lost a battle with cancer, but his passion for offering quality products and exceptional service under one roof lives on.

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