Viking Foods started out as Viking Meat & Sausage Co. on October 21, 1955. Three Finnish immigrants joined together to recreate the taste of meat products for themselves and the thousands of other Finnish immigrants who were coming to Canada to find a new home.
The early days in downtown Toronto
The original store in Leaside
Eventually my father Olavi became the sole owner and moved the business from downtown to the more uptown Leaside area where a decision was made to start importing food products from Finland to expand the business.
Kicking off one of our week-long anniversary celebrations