On Wednesday, March 22, Paris Baguette opened its first bakery café in Canada. The Toronto store marks the expansion of the brand’s North American footprint with at least seven slated to open across Canada, and an additional 64+ in the United States in 2023 through a strategic approach of corporate-owned and franchise locations.

Initial growth in Canada will be concentrated in Ontario, focusing on the Greater Toronto Area; in Alberta, with locations in Edmonton and Calgary; and in Vancouver, British Columbia.

“The expansion of our bakery cafés into Canada marks an exciting period of growth for Paris Baguette,” says Darren Tipton, chief executive officer, Paris Baguette North America. “We can’t wait to celebrate moments of joy with our guests as we establish our neighborhood bakery cafés in Toronto and bring our vision to life throughout Canada.”

The Toronto store is 2,300 square feet and has seating for up to 20 guests. Large self-serve displays feature an extensive menu of pastries, breads and cakes, an open kitchen provides a window into Paris Baguette’s expert staff at work and a large center island showcases signature treats. The café has a modern design with French architectural features that add eclectic flair.