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Steam Whistle continues to grow, leveraging government funding along the way

Canada’s largest independent craft brewer has partnered with the province to expand into a new facility in Etobicoke — a move that will create 175 new jobs.

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The Good Beer Folks Partner with the Funding Folks (us!)

The Jobs & Prosperity Fund helped secure private sector investment in Ontario, supporting businesses that create jobs and enhance productivity, innovation and exports. Steam Whistle checked all the boxes for this program, and the GrantMatch team executed a winning program application.

STEAM WHISTLE'S EXPANSION PROJECT WAS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH AN INVESTMENT FROM THE JOBS AND PROSPERITY FUND

Steam Whistle was approved for $1.33 Million in government funding

As a GrantMatch Premium client, Steam Whistle can focus on doing one thing, really, really well (brewing award-winning beer). They leave the Proactive Funding Strategy part to us.

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Steam Whistle Co Founders, Greg & Cam

PROJECT SCOPE

In 2018, Steam Whistle Brewing invested approximately $22,800,000 into a new beverage processing facility located in Etobicoke, Ontario. The expansion of the brewing capacity allowed Steam Whistle to achieve rapid growth and increase production to meet demand in Canada and begin to distribute its products into the United States.
This new production facility also allowed Steam Whistle to expand its product line through the launch of a second beer brand, a premium Ale-style beer. Through this expansion project, Steam Whistle will create around 175 new full-time jobs within Ontario, and partner with approximately 30 local contractors, creating several short-term jobs.

THE BREAKDOWN

A New Facility

More room to brew means Steam Whistle can expand its product line through the launch of a second beer brand, a premium Ale-style beer.

Greater Reach

Increased brewing capacity allows Steam Whistle to achieve rapid growth and increase production to meet demand in Canada and begin to distribute its products into the United States.

COMMUNITY (& JOB) GROWTH

Steam Whistle will create around 175 new full-time jobs within Ontario, and partner with approximately 30 local contractors, creating several short-term jobs.

$22.8M

STEAM WHISTLE BREWING INVESTED APPROXIMATELY $22,800,000 INTO A NEW BEVERAGE PROCESSING FACILITY

$1.33M

THE JOBS AND PROSPERITY FUND AWARDED THE BREWING COMPANY WITH $1,330,860 IN GRANT FUNDING

175+ jobs

STEAM WHISTLE'S EXPANSION WILL CREATE AROUND 175 NEW FULL-TIME JOBS WITHIN ONTARIO.

Our goal has always been to make a world-class pilsner right here in Canada. Government funding has been a great tool for us when it comes to purchasing new equipment, training staff, or pursuing green initiatives. GrantMatch has helped us streamline the funding process so that we can focus on what we do best – brewing great beer.
Cam Heaps
Cam Heaps
Co-Founder, Steam Whistle

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