Gay Lea Foods invests $140 million to grow Canadian dairy nutraceuticals industry


In Ontario, Gay Lea Foods Co-operative Limited is investing $140 million over four years to build state-of-the-art processing capacity for nutrition and nutraceutical-grade dairy ingredients. Gay Lea Foods is committed to building an innovative and market-driven ingredients business that expands markets for Canadian dairy products and ingredients.

Beginning in early 2017, the first phase will include a $60 million expansion at the Teeswater plant and additional upgrades to existing Toronto area food manufacturing facilities. Phase one also includes a $3 million investment to build a Research & Development Centre of Excellence in Hamilton. This working laboratory and innovation incubator will focus R & D and commercialization across Gay Lea Foods’ operations and provide services to partners in the dairy, food and health sectors.

Michael Barrett, CEO of Gay Lea Foods said, “We are pleased to contribute to a growing Canadian economy, creating middle class jobs while sustaining our local communities.”