Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

In Pictures: Inside Toronto's Grilltime Gourmet Meat Shop

The neighbourhood meat store has suddenly faced new and large competition with the arrival nearby of a grocery chain outlet.

1 of 7

Andy Elder, owner of Grilltime Gourmet Meat Shops, is photographed in his neighbourhood meat shop in Toronto on Jan. 30, 2012. A big retail plaza has opened nearby, introducing new competition.

JENNIFER ROBERTS/The Globe and Mail

2 of 7

Owner Andy Elder at his shop. The 1,250-square-foot store straddles food retailing and food service, selling premium fresh meats as well as on-the- spot, cooked-to-taste meat and sandwiches. It also has some stools at a counter.

JENNIFER ROBERTS/The Globe and Mail

3 of 7

Peter Ramirex, a grill chef at Grilltime Meats, cooks up some turkey chilli at the meat shop in Toronto on January 30, 2012.

JENNIFER ROBERTS/The Globe and Mail

4 of 7

About 75 per cent of Grilltime's sales come from the fresh meat, fish and chicken it offers over the counter.

JENNIFER ROBERTS/The Globe and Mail

Story continues below advertisement

5 of 7

The other 25 per cent of sales is generated by cooked foods, sauces, rubs, marinades and grilling accessories.

JENNIFER ROBERTS/The Globe and Mail

6 of 7

More items on sale at Grillltime.

JENNIFER ROBERTS/The Globe and Mail

7 of 7

Another view of grill chef Peter Ramirex, cooking up turkey chili at Grilltime.

JENNIFER ROBERTS/The Globe and Mail

Report an error