Pusateri’s heart remains with our founder, Cosimo Pusateri, who arrived in Canada from Sicily with his family as a boy in 1957. Forever remembered for his passion for food, family and life—he was the smiling face of his family’s popular produce market in Little Italy. In 1986, Cosimo transformed this neighbourhood shop into the fine food emporium it is today, specializing in gourmet and specialty products, from local and international producers. Cosimo was beloved for his ability to talk to anyone about food, family and the finer things in life. He believed in the best—and only the best. Today, his spirit remains our guiding principle and our standard of excellence.