A Bradford family received a special honour Wednesday for its unwavering commitment to the community.
Mayor James Leduc and members of council gathered to celebrate the Tomizza’s, naming a street after the family.
“To the entire Tomizza family, for nearly six decades you have served our community, providing jobs for hundreds, if not thousands of residents," said Leduc during a ceremony to unveil the sign. “Today, we are honoured to give back to you.”
The Tomizza family owns and operates Dominion Farm Produce and for the past 57 years has built a brand that is recognized in grocery stores near and far.
“When you see the Country Fresh brand carrots, onions, beets and parsnips, you know it’s a brand you can depend on,” said Leduc.
Along with its generous donations and partnerships with community groups and associations, Dominion Farms has provided regular donations of healthy and locally grown produce to the Daily Bread Food Bank since 2007.
In 2018, Dominion Farms received the Best in Class Awards' Harvest Hero Award for its commitment to ending hunger in Toronto.
“Tomizza Street symbolizes all of your hard work and efforts over the years,” Leduc told the family. “It symbolizes the community that stands behind you, and it symbolizes the prosperous future that remains ahead.”